Analysis Of Othello By William Shakespeare Essay

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When reading acts I, II, and II of Othello by William Shakespeare, the reader is able to attain an understanding of the main characters’ and their personalities. When the reader begins reading acts IV and V the reader notices a switch is some of the main characters personalities. By close reading, the use of manipulation and irony in Othello, it becomes possible to see why the characters’ personalities change from the first acts of the last two.
The characters in the first four acts identify one of the main characters, Iago, as the honest man, however the reader sees a turn in events when the rest of the characters find out Iago lied to them using manipulation. Iago creates a plan on how to get even with Othello and the audience sees the plan starting to happen in act two. In the second act, Iago uses manipulation to get Roderigo to believe that Desdemona and Cassio are sleeping together. Iago says to Roderigo, “First, I must tell thee this: Desdemona is directly in love with him.” Then Iago manipulates Roderigo into believing this by talking about how making love with Othello would be boring, because Othello is ugly and Desdemona would want someone better looking like Cassio. Roderigo believes Iago, and Iago is able to convince him to fight Cassio. Then Iago moves to manipulate Othello to break him and Desdemona up.
Iago is also able to persuade the never jealous man, Othello that Desdemona is cheating on him by the use of manipulation. Iago uses manipulation with Othello…

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