Iago's Plan In Othello

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William Shakespeare’s play, Othello tells the story of love, hate, jealousy, race and ultimately betrayal. Othello is set in the 16th century Venice and Cyprus. In the beginning of the play two men, Iago the main villain and antagonist to Othello and Roderigo were having a discussion/argument concerning a previous agreement which was to help Rodrigo woo Desdemona the daughter of a prominent Venetian senator Brabantio. Othello had already married Desdemona secretly so the meeting between Iago and Roderigo was to assure Roderigo that despite the weeding, he could still get Desdemona. Iago first plan was to convince Roderigo to create rift between the family of Desdemona and the Othello. Although the plan was in motion, everything came to null …show more content…
Although Othello was black he was a general of the Venice army in an era where racism was at its highest; this shows that he was a noble man and a man of great self-discipline. The whole play we saw the fall from grace of Othello from being a celebrated and respected war hero, a loving husband, and a storyteller to an irrational, violent, and insanely jealous husband who murders his own wife after Iago convinces him that Desdemona has been unfaithful.
Iago’s character is possibly the greatest villain in Shakespeare. He is the instigator of the whole tragedy of Othello. without Iago, Desdemona and Othello would have had the happy ending of most stories but due to his hatred for Othello he decided to destroy not only Othello but everybody the moor cared for and he used every means possible from convincing Othello his wife was cheating on him to creating a situation that made Cassio loose his post as lieutenant to killing his wife Emilia. Iago’s murder of Emilia bring up the suggestion by most readers that one of the reasons why Iago destroys Desdemona was his homosexual love for Othello and his underlying hatred for women. Furthermore, Iago hated Othello because he suspected the Moor had an affair with his wife Emilia furthermore he hated Othello for choosing an inexperienced Cassio to be his lieutenant. In order for Iago to get his revenge on Othello he decided to destroy

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