The Corrupt Characters in Othello by Shakespeare

625 Words Feb 17th, 2018 2 Pages
In the book “Othello”, written by Shakespeare, there were many characters who were corrupted and created chaos. But the one who really stood out to me as the most corrupted was a character in the book named Iago. Iago, is the center character everything mainly revolves around in this play, uses different methods to corrupt the leading character of the play, Othello. Othello was an African man who was a high class general of venice. In the play, Iago is portrayed as a smart ,manipulative man, who does anything in his power to get his way. In this world there are many “Iago's” lurking around in the shadows. Such as the O.J simpson case. Which is relatable to Iago in a way. The source of why Iago created corruption and disturbed the peace in Othello life has many reason. But as the villain, Iago has two main reasons he hates Othello because he is jealous and hates him. Iago's reasons for why he hates Othello is because he believes that Othello made love to his wife. “I hate the Moor And it is thought abroad, that 'twixt my sheets He has done my office: I know not if't be true;But I, for mere suspicion in that kind,Will do as if for surety.” (1.3.55 line 431-433) Another reason why Iago is mad is because Cassio was chosen to be Lieutenant instead of himself. “One Michael Cassio, a Florentine, A fellow almost damn'd in a fair wife-That never set a squadron in the field, Nor the division of…
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