Iago's Ethos In Othello

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William Shakespeare is one of the world 's most renowned writers. He is mainly known for his incredible characters. Some of these works include Othello and Macbeth. Rather than the main characters from each work it is seem to be the true master rhetoricians stand out in these works; Iago and Lady Macbeth. The two prove themselves to be master rhetorician magicians, but every magician has there secrets. Iago takes his rhetoric style with his credible honesty and ethos giving him the title "Honest Iago". Whereas Lady Macbeth knows how to make the people in her life like putty in her hands through the pathos in her diction. When it comes to the two Iago 's overall complex plan is set much higher than anything Lady Macbeth could have ever amounted …show more content…
Iago used his words and stays to put every person close to him against the other with no are to the wind. He pitches couples against each other which eventually lead to having no regrets of death or an excuse for the murders. Like all Rhetorician Magicians Iago has his wild side. His wild crazy psychotic side is who Iago is truly. He is a true manipulative master, he shows very little if any remorse at ending of the play.he is responsible for so many deaths and tragedies and just emotionally scaring people yet he has no empathy or any sign of sympathy. To put yourself in someone ' shoes before judging them is hard in this situation. After Iago 's master and complex plan was fulfilled and he got his wanted result he was also sent to torture and took a vow of silence. I don 't believe I could have done the same. With such manipulative and rhetoric powers Iago portrayed throughout the play it would be impossible to stay quiet about the doings. However , his silence does add to his presence of credibility in the book. While he constantly had strong credibility amongst the fellow characters he consistently lost credibility amount the audience with constantly breaking the fourth wall by talking to the audience or "himself" when planning the next step in his master plan. Iago can also be seen as very independent or antisocial, because he only …show more content…
Iago 's choosing ethos and a Lady Macbeth choosing pathos. Iago 's is clearly more victorious between the two he destroyed lives and caused many murders, while Lady Macbeth took advantage of her cowardly husband who needed to prove he was "man enough" for her. Iago 's is like Houdini he is underwater chained and in a straight jacket yet he still managed to escape the incredible danger he put himself in by manipulation the situation around him. Many lives were lost in this bloodbath of Macbeth, but it 's Iago 's who walked away with the blood on his

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