How Is Lago Bitter In Othello

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Lago is depicted as a man who is very bitter and resentful. He is obsessed by his love of exerting power. He wanted to become a lieutenant but unfortunately the job was given to Cassio by Othello. This fact makes him bitter and in the play it is seen that he is a man that is determined to go to whatever extremes including using his wife to steal Desdemona’s handkerchief just to get what he wants. He is able to convince Othello that his wife is having an affair and at the same time he even plots the death of Cassio and ends up killing Roderigo.

His words “from this time forth, I never will speak a word” are a clear demonstration that Lago will destroy anyone or anything that comes into contact with him. The statement is a reflection that
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