Othello 's Othello By William Shakespeare Essay

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Iago’s Hate
The reason why Iago does this is a shadowed mystery. In the beginning of the play Iago tells Roderigo that “In following him, I follow but myself; heaven is my judge, not I for love and duty, But seeming so, for my peculiar end” (1.1.60-62) Iago doesn’t follow Othello because of love or because of honor he follows Iago for his own reasons. Iago is following Othello to destroy him. He is willing to go to Cyprus in order to destroy Othello and he is willing to kill to make sure that Othello is destroyed. We never learn why Othello has incurred the wrath of Iago but Iago’s hate for Othello is as venomous a snake’s poison. The people that Iago manipulates to get to Othello are all had by his false love and no one figures out what is wrong until the end. The play Othello by William Shakespeare is a play of lies and deceit. From the death of an angel to the smiting of a devil, all these things are in Othello. The main characters of Othello; Desdemona, Othello, Iago, Roderigo, Cassio and Emilia, all fill a role in the story of lies. Iago creates lies that carefully and intricately involve all the main characters of Othello inside his trap. Iago uses what people want, to get them to do what he wants them to do. All throughout the play whatever a person might want to hear Iago says it. Iago’s other weapon is to take what people are and to use it against them. Iago isn’t afraid to lie about anyone or create false assumptions about them to make another…

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