Iago Character Analisis

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Iago may be the most evil character in all of Shakespeare’s plays, He is interesting for is terrible characteristics. He has very little convincing motivations for his actions, in the first scene he says he is angry because Othello passed him over for the rank of lieutenant (act 1scene 1 line 7-32). At the end of act 1 scene 3, he also states that he thinks Othello has slept with his wife Emilia: “It is thought abroad the ‘twixt my sheets, He has done my office” (act 1 scene 3. 369-379) he also mentions this again at the end of act 2 scene 1, while explain that he would have sex with Desdemona if he got the chance to get even with Othello, “wife for wife” (act 2 scene 1. 286). But none of these things explains Iago’s immense hatred for Othello; he has a lack of motivation or is unwilling to tell his motivation, makes his actions even worse. He is willing to take revenge on anyone who gets in his way, even his wife Emilia.
Iago’s murder of his wife Emilia could be because his hatred of women that he has. People have thought that his motive for taking revenge on Othello is his homosexual love for his general. He takes great joy in not letting Othello enjoy his marriage, and he tells Othello that he loves him a lot.

Iago has a great talent of understanding and manipulating the wants of the people around him and this makes him have great power over them. He is able to take the handkerchief away from Emilia, and able to tell Othello that Desdemona gave it to Cassio without Othello thinking twice about it. Iago main way of manipulating people is to use their trust. In his scenes with the foolish Rodrigo, which serve as a showcase of Iago’s manipulative -abilities? He uses Rodrigo’s trust to get money and uses him to pick a fight with Cassio and to eventually kill

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