Iago is the main antagonist in the tragedy play othello by william shakespeare he is a venetian soldier, who serves under general othello, a moor (a broad term in shakespeare's day, usually along the lines of someone of north african descent), and leader of the venetian armed forces. Iago's manipulation of othello in shakespeare's othello once a seed of suspicion or doubt is planted in a person's mind, the noxious effect of jealousy is soon to ensue jealousy and suspicion are othello's flaws hubris throughout the play and foreshadow to the audience his imminent downfall. In the play othello, the moor of venice by william shakespeare the character othello, who portrays a strong, confident image, but actually was self-conscience and naive: gets manipulated by iago, his right-hand man who did whatever to turn othello away from his former right-hand man, his wife, and causing his downfall. The problem is that othello seems to buy into the stereotype that unruly daughters make for unruly and promiscuous wives, which is part of the reason why iago is able to manipulate him so easily (later, in act 3, scene 3, when iago echoes brabantio's point, othello agrees.
Within this essay i am going to explore iago's character and analyze his manipulation of othello mainly in act 3 scene 3 but before that i will investigate his motives for plotting in such a dramatic way toward othello. Therefore, iago makes a terrible plan and he is going to take revenge on everyone-othello, desdemona, cassio, roderigo and even emilia, his wife othello: at the beginning of the play, iago talks to roderigo that he hates othello because of his promotion of cassio to the post of lieutenant. In an essay, discuss why honesty-or the reputation for being honest or the lack of honesty-is so important in shakespeare's othello extending the lesson for further evidence of iago's successful persuasive techniques, one might also profitably examine iago's interactions with roderigo (see 13 297-364 ) and with michael cassio (see 23239-302 .
Iago is shakespeare's most notorious villain, while othello is the only hero in these four celebrated tragedies who is inexplicably undeserving of the fate that befalls him othello's high-minded resolve and sublime purity of heart sets him apart from the other three great tragic heroes with their shortcomings and innate character defects. Throughout shakespeare's othello, jealousy is apparentthe tragedy othello focuses on the doom of othello and the other major characters as a result of jealousy in shakespeare's othello, jealousy is mainly portrayed through the two major characters: iago and othello. Hannity's take on othello, iago, and more of shakespeare's greats the complete works of william shakespeare: special sean hannity edition™ othello: i know, iago, thy honesty and love.
A literary criticism of william shakespeare's tragedy othello, is presented it explores the concepts of home, honesty and the turk in the tragedy in relation to the ability of the character, iago, to enmesh his fellow characters on the island of cyprus through his ceaseless narrative invention. - othello - honest iago without a doubt, one of the main themes that runs throughout william shakespeare's tragic play, othello, is that of honesty in the play, the most interesting character is iago, who is commonly called and known as honest iago. Othello paper in the short story othello, the moor of venice by william shakespeare takes place in venice during 1601-1604 in times of war othello was very vulnerable in the sense that he believed that people were honest and spoke the truth. Othello : i know, iago, thy honesty and love doth mince this matter, shakespeare, william othello ed brainerd kellogg the relationship between othello and.
Iago, a junior officer and othello's most trusted adviser, is tormented by his lack of promotion despite othello's confidence in iago's honesty, iago reveals that he is in fact hateful of othello, and sets out to destroy othello and desdemona's happiness, manipulating othello to serve his own ends. Poet william empson estimates that the words honest and honesty are used 52 times throughout the play othello the meanings behind these uses vary between irony, personal honesty and the fidelity of women (source 1) : this is from after cassio had a brawl with montano iago is trying to make. The monster in the moor keywords the tragedy of othello, the moor of venice, william shakespeare this article is available in the oswald review: an international journal of undergraduate research and criticism in the discipline of. Shakespeare allows the audience to see through iago right from his first long speech in act 1 scene 1, in which he demonstrates his bitter spirit towards othello and envy of cassio, who was promoted in his place.
Through iago's manipulation of othello and others, his claim comes to pass in the end, people use the color of othello's skin to condemn his erratic behavior and by his believing that racism exists, othello also creates it. Sage video bringing teaching, learning and research to life sage books the ultimate social sciences digital library sage reference the complete guide for your research journey. William shakespeare's classic drama othello centers around the two conflicting characters of scheming, manipulative iago and the honorable, but often times faithless othello despite the fact that these men are completely opposite in character, iago commands such persuasive powers that he literally.