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Essay | Othello: Analyzing Iago's Motivation

This student essay consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis of Othello.
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Othello: Analyzing Iago's Motivation

Summary: Provides a character analysis of Iago, from the Shakespeare play, Othello. Analyzes Iago's motivation for manipulating Othello into killing Desdemona. Focuses on Iago's sexuality.
Throughout history men and women have plotted the ruin of others for power, love and social class. Typically it is the suppression of hidden desires, usually forbidden desires; that provoke power hungry, nearly psychotic characteristics in people. To find the true meanings in Shakespeare's Othello, one must look beneath the surface. Iago's motivation for Cassio's and Othello's ruin runs deeper than a desire for a military position or enhancement of social status, it is Iago's latent homosexuality that drives him to deceive and manipulate. To prove this I will show evidence of Iago's homosexuality with statements made by Iago and by analyzing some of his behaviors towards other characters in the play.

The most fundamental topic to prove is Iago's homosexuality. No matter how closeted a person it, it is nearly impossible for a person to hide his true self. As cunning and clever as Iago...

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This section contains 819 words
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Purchase our Student Essay on Othello:  Analyzing Iago's Motivation
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