The Emotional Feelings Throughout Shakespeare 's Othello Essay

1098 Words May 2nd, 2016 5 Pages
What is the emotional feelings throughout Shakespeare’s Othello that makes the audience intrigued? When reading Othello, you are already told of the deceiving plans from Iago, a man who craves for revenge, about how he is going to make Othello pay for choosing Cassio as a lieutenant instead of him. Iago puts up an innocent smile in public, but behind the scene, he reveals himself to the audience. Throughout the play, Iago narrates his thoughts to the audiences giving them more information of what he plans to do. He manipulates everyone and keeps his love distant, so he is able to accomplish his revenge. Betrayal is the main theme in Shakespeare 's Othello and Iago is the embodiment of that theme.
The beginning of Iago’s scheme starts with Brabantio, who is the first person he lies to that will set the stage of revenge in motion. In Act 1, Scene 1, Iago tells Brabantio that Othello had force Desdemona to love and marry him. “I am one, sir, that comes to tell you your daughter and the Moor are making the beast with two backs.” Thinking this would cause a lot of trouble for Othello, Iago plans that the duke of the land will punish Othello. However, that plan did not go accordingly well, making Iago more determined to gain his revenge. This scene can be seen as the beginning of betrayal, as he shows his disloyalty to Othello.
Iago also betrays Roderigo and uses him for his own gains, instead of benefiting each other. In Act 2, Scene 3, Iago reveals that he falsely promised…

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