Iago And Emilia In Othello Analysis

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Iago’s and Emilia’s destroyed relationship in Othello In the play, Othello jealousy demonstrated how an emotion can take over a person controlling and leading them to destruction and chaos in their lives and people around them including close friends and family. One relationship in particular which was doomed from the start was Iago’s and Emilia’s relationship this relationship had many problems and ended very badly in the end. The influence of jealousy through Iago has destroyed the relationship between Iago and Emilia making no strong tie between them making Iago treat Emilia badly using her as a tool rather than his wife. It is also revealed he clearly does not love or care for Emilia …show more content…
For example Iago needs Desdemona’s handkerchief for his further manipulation of Othello so he uses Emilia’s close relationship with Desdemona to get the handkerchief. Emilia did say her husband did keep on pressing her to steal the handkerchief once she found it and brought it to Iago he treated her like she didn’t even matter anymore he just got what he wanted the and completely forgot about Emilia. EMILIA. “What handkerchief why, that the Moor first gave to Desdemona, that which so often you did bid me steal”. IAGO.” Hast stol 'n it from her?” EMILIA.” No, (faith,) she let it drop by negligence, and to th ' advantage, I, being here, took 't up look, here tis.” IAGO. A good wench! Give it to me.” EMILIA. “What will you do with 't that you have been so earnest to have me flich it?” IAGO. (snatching it) “Why, what is that to you?” EMILIA. “If it be not for some purpose of import, Give 't me again. Poor lady, she 'll run mad when she shall lack it.” IAGO. “Be not acknown on 't I have use for it. Go leave me……………”(Shakespeare-3-3-352-368) Iago just completely disregarded Emilia when he she told him she stole the handkerchief he even told her to leave the room so he can be alone and his attitude towards Emilia was really unpleasant and he even snatched the handkerchief away from her revealing his desperation for the handkerchief. …show more content…
Signs that show Emilia’s love towards Iago are when he instructed her to steal the handkerchief from Desdemona she did even though she didn’t feel it was right to steal the handkerchief. “I, am glad I have found this napkin. This was her first remembrance from the moor. My waywrd husband Hath a hundred times wooed me to steal it. But she so loves the token (For he conjured her she should ever keep it) that she reserves it evermore about her to kiss and talk to. I 'll have the work ta ' en out and give 't Iago. What he will do with it Heaven knows, not I. I nothing but to please his fantasy.” (Shakespere-3-3-334-344) This shows Emilia’s love and loyalty towards Iago even though handkerchief was very important to Desdemona it was Othello’s first gift to her she stole it anyways betraying Desdemona this will end up to be a giant mistake in the end. Another instance that showed Emilia’s love towards Iago was when Desdemona went around looking for the handkerchief she asked Emilia if she has seen it but replied no this also proves her love and loyalty to Iago. DESDEMONA. “Where should I lose (that) handkerchief, Emilia?” EMILIA. “I know not, madam” DESDEMONA. “Believe me, I had rather lost my purse full of crusadoes. And but my noble moor is true of mind and made of no such baseness as jealous

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