Manipulation And Dishonesty In Shakespeare's Othello

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Iago’s Motive Nowadays, manipulation and dishonesty started to be a serious problem in our society to strive for specific goals like higher positions, money and other interests. Othello is a tragedy play written by William Shakespeare in 1603. It is about a story of a black, moor general in the Vietnam army, called Othello. He marries a gorgeous woman called Desdemona. His soldier Iago is interested in him and so jealous about his life, so he attempts to cripple it. He will accomplish his goal by manipulating Othello, deceiving him and counterfeiting him. Firstly, Iago is jealous about the relationship between Othello and Desdemona and attempts to manipulates Othello. “Dangerous conceits are in their natures of poisons.” Iago (3.3.374). This quote shows that Iago is envious about Othello, so he poisons him by making him think that Desdemona does naughty things from his back. This will make Othello feel so insecure about Desdemona. Another attempt, Iago made up a smart plane to let Othello and Desdemona break up. “If I can fasten but one cup …show more content…
The result was absolutely dreadful, Othello killed his innocent, beautiful wife and after that he killed himself because it is dishonor to him in front of the people of Venice. In Iago’s lines to Othello, “I am your won forever.” He shows more irony as he is showing he is loyal to him, but in reality Othello is the one under his control. Iago had successfully accomplished his goal, but what was output? Nothing except gaining some revenge. If it is thought about it this way, he was the reason to kill Desdemona and Othello, because a moor was promoted over him to power. The message we learn from this play is people be happy with what they own and don’t envy other people, as it is a waste of time and it can cause serious troubles and

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