How does Shakespeare present Iago as the devil in Act 2 scene 3 of Othello?

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How does Shakespeare present Iago as the devil in Act 2 scene 3 of Othello? There are numerous vast and complex characters that Shakespeare creates in the play Othello; however one of the most complex is the character of Iago. Shakespeare here has created a real villain, who twists and turns his way into manipulating, poisoning and corrupting others around him. Iago has no thought for those who get in his way and is hell-bent on achieving his goal at any price. His very existence is for the destruction of the truly innocent. In religious terms the devil is the ruler of the underworld and can see into everyone’s thoughts and manipulate them into temptation. A Shakespearean audience would be fully aware of this due to the fact that they were considerably religious during the period the play was written and performed in. We see that Iago has devilish qualities about his character in the way he manipulates other into essentially doing his dirty work for him. The clever technique Shakespeare uses allows al the characters to perceive Iago as ‘honest’ and quite pure and heavenly like. When all the while he is nothing but a lying serpent more like the devil than any heavenly like creature. At the start of act 2 scene 3 we see that Iago attempts to force Cassio into lecherous thoughts towards Desdemona. He is tempting Cassio into saying something he shouldn’t or something he may sooner regret. The key part of this however is that Iago is tempting Cassio, very like the devil himself tries to tempt us. Iago tempts Cassio in this way but he remains very proper and remarks only that ‘She’s a most of exquisite lady’. His initial remarks are soon followed by 'And I’ll warrant her full of game’. an inappropriate statement in reference to his captains wife designed to manipulate Cassio into making lecherous comments about Desdemona. We can see various factors of the language
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