Macbeth And Iago Analysis

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Shakespeare’s villains, Iago and the Macbeths, share murderous thoughts and actions, while manipulating others, however they carry out their final plans differently. Despite both being villainous characters created by the same writer, they are very different people in the stories, but carry some of the same characteristics from each other, as well as having the same jobs in the separate stories. One of the things that the Macbeths and Iago have in common is their murderous thoughts about the people that either hurt them or got in the way of something they wanted. For the Macbeths, the plot to kill Duncan was the way they expressed this. “We fail! But screw your courage to the sticking place and we will not fail. When Duncan is asleep- where …show more content…
“Well then, now have considered of my speaks? Know that to was he in the times past which held you so under fortune, which you thought had been our innocent self. This I made good to you how you were borne in hand, how crossed, the instruments, who wrought with them, and all things else that might to half a soul and to a notion crazed say ‘Thus did Banquo’” (Macbeth Act 3 Scene 1) Macbeth uses brute force, and even some would say sheer stupidity, to carry out his plans. He has the mindset of just going for whatever he wants, and doesn't really consider what the repercussions could be. Iago is much more laid back and devious about what he is planning. “I will in Cassio’s lodging lose this napkin, and let him find it. Trifles light as air are to the jealous confirmations strong as proofs of holy writ: this may do something. The Moor already changes with my poison: dangerous conceits are in their natures poisons, which at the first are scarce found to distaste, but with a little act upon the blood burn like the mines of sulfur. I did say so: look, where he comes.” (Othello Act 3 Scene 3) Iago relies more on stealth and deception, convincing Roderigo and Othello of things that were not true.
Even with both villains being almost the same in mindset and matter, their actions are completely different in how they enact their plans for either redemption or selfishness. Created by the same writer to serve the same purpose in an almost completely different

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