From line 7 through to line 8, Iago has a long rant about Othello, as he felt he had been done an injustice when he was not chosen as lieutenant. Instead the post went to Michael Cassio whom he mocks, sarcastically defining him “a great arithmetician”, hardly a compliment for a man in a military position. He takes the offence even further by calling him a “bookish theoric” and a man of “mere prattle and no practice”. Here Shakepeare shows the audience a new aspect of Iago’s bitter character, jealousy. Iago is under the impression that he deserved the post more than Cassio.
Malvolio is the steward (head servant) to Lady Olivia. He's a big time hater and criticizes just about everything – Toby's partying lifestyle, Feste's licensed fooling, and all other forms of fun. His party-pooper ways and constant tattle-telling place a big giant bulls-eye on his back – he's just asking for trouble. And that's exactly what he gets when he's duped into behaving like a "madman" to win the favor of Lady Olivia. Maria says that "sometimes he is a kind of puritan" (2.3.6), which aligns Malvolio with the religious group despised for its opposition to the theater, winter festivals, and other forms of entertainment (just about everything Twelfth Night celebrates).
Lady Percy sees that Hotspur's preoccupation prevents him from sleeping, and she begs him to tell her what weighs so heavily on his mind. But Hotspur completely ignores her, and instead begins to speak to a servant that has just passed by about military matters (2.3.64-72). Hotspur's obsession with honor clouds his judgment and he becomes “drunk with choler” (1.3.129). He is so offended by the king refusing to ransom Mortimer that he will not listen to reason. Since he is so focused on doing the “honorable” thing, he ends up leading himself to his own defeat at Shrewsbury
This is demonstrated in the play many times and is the reason why Iago is considered the villain in Othello. Iago’s selfish and manipulative ways make him the villain of the play Othello. Iago is full of devience and none of the characters realize it until the end of the play. This quote is one of Iago’s speeches: “Were I the Moor I would not be Iago. In following him I follow but myself; Heaven is my judge, not I for love and duty, But seeming so for my peculiar end.
He says 'I have done the deed' and avoids using the words kill, murder or death. This shows that he is regretting what he has done and makes the audience wonder how he, a murderous savage who sticks his ememies heads on poles, could go through with this task when can't even bear to admit it to himself. It shows that he is emotionally effected whereas Lady Macbeth is unsympathetic when she says 'A foolish thought to say a sorry sight.' However it could also show that Macbeth doesn't want anyone to overhear as this would ruin their plan completely. Shakespeare adds hidden messages in this passage that the Elizabethan audience would have understood.
Consequently, Othello’s life does not changed when Iago discriminates his skin tone. Othello is discriminated because of his thick lips. Discrimination starts when Othello promotes Cassio, who has no experienced, rather than Iago being his lieutenant. Then, Iago shows revenge to Othello by manipulating Roderigo, who has desire to his wife, Desdemona. As Schilb begins, Roderigo states, "What a full fortune does the thick-lips
Capulet acts really disrespectful and mean to Juliet. He treats her like a fool or a slave which has to do what he says. His tone is nasty, rude and aggressive. Romeo has a totally different way of talking to Juliet because they are in love. Capulet is her father but he talks not like a normal father would talk.
This makes Iago mysterious as we do not know whether he likes Othello or whether he is extremely jealous of him. Iago is also introduced to the play very dramatically as his first large speaking part is in the form of blank verse. This gives the character a sense of authority and compares to Othello. During Act 1, Iago uses a lot of animal imagery to convey his anger and dislike of Othello such as `an old black ram is tupping your white ewe'. This is very racial comments that Iago says towards Othello, adding to the suggestive hatred he has towards Othello.
Throughout the first scene, Iago and Roderigo also never refer to Othello by name, however, the audience quickly learn that both characters hate 'the moor', as this – amongst other derogatory terms, including 'thick-lips' – is the only title given to him. This, again dehumanises the character, as Shakespeare depicts the hero as little more than a title to be sneered at and belittled. Iago also speaks of his dislike of Cassio: “And what was he? Forsooth, a great arithmetician, one Michael Cassio... that never set a squadron in the field, nor the division of a battle knows more than a spinster—unless the bookish theoric, Mere prattle without practice is all his soldiership.” Through this, Iago questions and demeans Cassio's military ability, however, his main annoyance is with Othello for his decision to promote this man above him. Through this, Shakespeare also suggests that Iago feels that Othello's judgement is faulty.
“The tragedy of Othello” only happens because Iago wanted revenge for not being promoted to Lieutenant. I quote him saying “I hate the Moor” Instead it was Cassio who did. Cassio who has no practical knowledge of battle. Iago has a good reputation (which is why no one suspects that he is the cause for all the problems), but no true honour. However, Iago doesn't care about his honour.