Othello, By William Shakespeare Essay

1450 Words Mar 16th, 2016 6 Pages
The play Othello was created by William Shakespeare. It is a tale all about jealousy and manipulations made by one of the main characters, Iago. Paulo Coelho, a novelist, once said, “No one can manipulate anyone else. In any relationship, both parties know what they 're doing, even if one of them complains later on that they were used,” meaning that people are aware of every action and every consequence. How humans deal with the manipulations is what will make or break a person. In Othello Iago moves characters as if they are chessmen. The game starts with one move. Every move is strategically planned out and made for a reason with the pieces that make the game possible. Iago is an extraordinarily smart person with strong manipulating skills such as using animal language, pathos and intimation, which he uses for his own good. This shows that humans will do whatever they have to do, even if it means hurting others to get what they want.
Iago uses animal imagery to make him have a sense of superiority over others in his life. The reader can see the hatred Iago has for Othello when he states, “. . . you’ll have your daughter covered with a Barbary horse, you’ll have nephews neigh to you, you’ll have coursers for cousins and gennets for germans . . . I am one, sir, that come to tell you your daughter and the Moor are now making the beast with two backs.” (1.1.109-15). Iago uses harsh words such as “Barbary horse” and “beast” to show he believes he is better than Othello by…

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