How Does Iago Manipulate Roderigo In Othello

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Over the course of the book Othello, Iago, who is a convincing villain, manipulates Roderigo who is extremely naïve. Although it is obvious to the reader that Iago’s claims are untrue, Roderigo rarely speaks up to facilitate his own ideas in their talks. For example, Roderigo in convinced that Othello and Desdemona are in love, which they are, but Othello assures him they are not and he has a chance of winning Desdemona through Othello. “I hate the Moor… If thou canst cuckold him, thou dost thyself a pleasure, me a sport” (1.3.350, 352-353). Iago tells Roderigo to do himself a pleasure when he is really helping out Iago for Iago’s personal pleasure. The reason Iago is going to great lengths to ruin lives is that he believes that Othello has
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