Analysis Of ' Othello ' By William Shakespeare Essay

1185 Words Mar 31st, 2016 5 Pages
Devil in Disguise Villains can be of all different genders, ages, and races. Villains can also turn out to be the person that you trust the most. In the play, Othello by William Shakespeare, the one villain in the story propels the plot greatly. A man named Iago becomes angry that the general of the Venetian army, Othello, gave a position as lieutenant to another man named Cassio. Because of this, Iago decides to come up with a plan to exact revenge on Othello, Cassio, and others around him. His evil plan also requires the manipulation of a gullible man, Roderigo, and Desdemona, who is Othello’s wife. Even though Iago’s acquaintances characterize him as an honest man, he evolves into a villain who craves vengeance, and causes extreme chaos to descend around everyone. Iago has the greatest impact on the story by being excessively manipulative, displaying jealousy, and being dishonest reveals that one will take any strides to get revenge, especially when it is used as an outlet to express intense, irrational hatred. Iago’s manipulation of Roderigo and Othello, which were his greatest impacts on the story, illustrates that an individual will take any steps to get vengeance, most notably when retribution is used to express excessive hatred. When Roderigo becomes apprehensive of the feasibility of Iago’s plan for Roderigo to seduce Desdemona, Iago attempts to reassure him. Iago reiterates that he “hates the Moor”, and that they should work together because “[his] cause is…

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