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Essay | Iago and Ben Jago

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Iago and Ben Jago

Summary: Compares two versions of the Shakespeare play, Othello, the text and film version. Contrasts the character Iago from the text to the film character, Ben Jago.
Geoffrey Sax's interpretation of William Shakespeare's wicked villain Iago is extraordinary. While reading the play, I envisioned Iago precisely as Christopher Eccleston portrayed him--diabolical and amoral--the pathetic antagonist of Othello, bursting with frustration and dominance throughout the text and film. Iago, or Ben Jago--the characters name in the film--is the backbone of both works, moving the plot along with his deceit and mendacity, progressively leading the audience to the tragic climax.

Sax displays Ben Jago's asides by breaking down the forth wall. His madness, in the course of the play and film, is presented in different ways, yet the film demonstrates it better. By telling the audience all of his thoughts, and not just showing his actions, the viewer receives an in-depth examination of his character. When Ben Jago goes mad after John Othello tells him of his promotion he races through the corridors of the...

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