Essay about Othello: Iago's Soliloquies and Intentions

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Iago’s Soliloquies and Intentions
In every play there is at least one character that jumps of the page and begs for your attention. In The Tragedy of Othello by William Shakespeare this character is Iago. Iago is a devious man, liar, manipulator, and psychopath. It seems as though in the world of Shakespeare there is always consent power struggles throughout almost all his plays (list several examples) However, to me the most interesting of all of these, is in the play Othello. Where Iago seeks revenge on an unknowing Othello. Iago Othello’s trusted ensign betrays him in the most deceitful ways. One would conclude that Iago would have motive behind his ruthless and elaborate plans. My theory is that Iago had committed these moral
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He uses his language and he self-awareness to create a false perception of himself, one he wishes others to believe. Othello often takes Iago’s words with great face, often referring to him as loyal and honest. It is Othello who is the fooled by this perception pronouncing him “ Honest Iago”. Iago seems to know how he should act in society, what the proper rules and protocols are however he disobeys them without hesitation. He has a wife Emilia, and although to me it seems that he doesn’t care for her why does he keep her around, perhaps to blend in with the others, as to not drawl attention to himself. In Iago’s first soliloquy he reveals bits of his plans, and motives behind them. Iago confesses that he plans to destroy Othello “ but for my sport and profit. I hate the Moor”. Declaring his hate for Othello his plots against him for fun and for his own personal gain. He later gives the excuse that Othello may have slept with his wife Emilia “and it is thought abroad that ’twixt my sheets h’as done my office”, but this seems hard to believe because it doesn’t seem to bother him all that much. He doesn’t even bother to find out if this claim is even true or not. This is where we really get to see Iago’s ingenious, he decides to kill to birds with one stone “In double knavery” his victims are Othello and Cassio. He states that he will plant seeds of
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