Analysis Of Othello 's Othello By William Shakespeare Essay

1005 Words Mar 17th, 2016 5 Pages
The Othello image 1, is the best image to represent the themes of manipulation in the play Othello by William Shakespeare. Iago manipulates Othello into believing Desdemona is cheating on him with Michael Cassio. Iago is in the background, making sure everything goes in the way he wants it. Even though Othello is the protagonist, without Iago the play would not have moved forward in the way that it does.
Iago manipulates Othello in believing that his wife, Desdemona is cheating on him with Cassio. This theme can be seen in the Othello image one by the way that Iago is standing behind Othello looking over him, as in to see what Othello will do next. Iago says, “Or, failing so, yet that I put the Moor/At least into a jealously so strong/ That Judgement cannot cure,” (2.1.290-293). This is the plan that Iago has for Othello. The act of using his words to manipulate Othello, shows how powerful Iago is as a character. Even though Iago hates Othello, as we see in Act 1, Iago does not let that show when interacting with Othello. In fact, Othello trusts Iago, which helps Iago manipulate him.
When Iago speculates that Desdemona and Cassio might be having an affair with each other. Othello is questionable, yet thinks Iago is an honest man (2.3) Othello believing Iago is an honest man shows how easy it is to be manipulated by someone when they are to be trusted. Shakespeare is showing the audience just that, to question what people tell them. In the image Othello’s face as a…

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