Character Analysis Of Iago In William Shakespeare's Othello

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We get the impression that Iago is very manipulative, but also that he has the speaking power to make long powerful speeches to Brabantio and Roderigo, but also to the audience. We find out that Iago has a hatred for “The Moor”. This is referring to Othello, however, throughout the entire of Scene 1 we never hear Othello’s name, or even anything about him. The only vague images we get are through Iago’s aggressive imagery.

Iago’s choices of words demonstrate his vulgarity and his sinister intentions. We also see that he doesn’t show any remorse or sympathy in any situation. For example, Desdemona has recently married Othello; when Desdemona’s father, Brabantio, hears the news he becomes enraged. To make the situation much worse, Iago
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