Essay about Analysis Of Othello 's Othello : Iago 's Genius Plan

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Physiological Analysis of Othello: Iago’s Genius Plan “The basic tool for the manipulation of realty is the manipulation of words” (Philip Dicks). In the Shakespeare play The Tragedy of Othello, The Moor of Venice, the character Iago appears to be the friend that everyone can trust, but in reality the most manipulative of all of other characters. Driven by revenge Iago manages to stir up all of the chaos he has so carefully planned, to take what is his. Iago was the controller of the game he was putting everyone through in the story. Iago was determined to get the rank he thought he truly deserved and wasn’t going to stop until he got it, no matter who got hurt. Throughout the story, Iago managed to manipulate and feed off of the other character’s weaknesses: Othello’s insecurities, Cassio’s trust, and Roderigo’s naivety. The first victim of Iago’s manipulation is Roderigo, because Roderigo is in love with Desdemona; this made it easy for Iago to add Roderigo into his plan. With Roderigo being so naïve, he shares his riches with Iago thinking it will help him get Desdemona, but instead Iago takes it for himself saying “Thus do I ever make fool my purse” (I.iii.374). Once Iago realizes that Rodrigo is desperate, he takes that opportunity to make money. After telling a few lies Iago is able to Roderigo to help him out on his big plan. Roderigo had agreed to kill Cassio saying “‘Tis but a man gone. Forth, my sword: he dies” (V.i.10) Although Rodrigo agreed, Iago changed his…

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