Lago's Love In Othello

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The characters in the play Othello by Shakespeare depict different attributes from revenge to love. The behavior of Lago is the subject of analysis of the essay. Lago’s attitude towards women and Othello is appalling. He feels an obligation to serve Othello while also accusing him for having an affair with his wife. In Act one, scene three, Lago believes that Othello has slept with his wife. He states; “it is thought abroad that ‘twixt my sheets/ he has done my office” (1.iii.286). Lago is the main villain and the accusation leads to the murder of his wife. In order to revenge the unfaithfulness of his wife, Lago intends to have an affair with Desdemona in order to get even with Othello. Therefore, Lago lusts after Desdemona because of the desire to revenge. …show more content…
As such, there is no explanation for the hatred that Lago feels because the ground for accusation is not clear or elaborate. In the play, it states that Lago wants to get even with Othello “wife for wife” (II.i.286). However, the motive of Lago is not presented effectively because he does not explain the motive behind his actions. The inability to explain his motive makes his actions to be considered terrifying. In addition, he intends to revenge on everyone including Cassio, Roderigo, Othello, Desdemona and even Emilia. With slight provocation, Lago causes damage and enjoys causing pain. The question is whether Lago is evil or not. Lago has very few redeeming qualities that can make him be considered evil. He does not convince the audience that he is honest and

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