Othello Essay | "Iago and Othello

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"Iago and Othello

Summary: Iago's scheming nature and his manipulative way with words are evident.Throughout the play his cleverly chosen words influence Roderigo, Cassio, Emilia and Desdemona. But it is in his conversations with Othello that he masterly uses words to get what he wants. It is also Othello, the outsider, who is most vulnerable to Iago's manipulative ways.
"Iago is ruthlessly aware of the power of words while Othello is tragically vulnerable to their power."

Iago's scheming nature and his manipulative way with words are evident from Act 1 scene i where he incites the poor Roderigo to tell Brabantia about Othello's and Desdemona's marriage.

Throughout the play his cleverly chosen words influence Roderigo, Cassio, Emilia and Desdemona. But it is in his conversations with Othello that he masterly uses words to get what he wants. It is also Othello, the outsider, who is most vulnerable to Iago's manipulative ways.

In Act 1 scene I Iago threatens that he would hurt Roderigo; making a false show of loyalty to Othello.

"I had thought to have, yerked him here under the ribs"

His duplicity is again exhibited in this scene as his tone swings from friendly to backbiting as soon as Othello steps away. Iago acted supportive...

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