Theme Of Emotions In Shakespeare's Othello

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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
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Iago started by lying to Brabantio that Othello forced Desdemona to marry him. This became the start of his revenge towards Othello. In order to make his plan work without getting his hands dirty, he used his friend Roderigo. Iago betrays Roderigo’s friendship by making him think that he would help him win Desdemona’s heart. Iago also uses Cassio and tries to at friendly with him, by sympathizing for his demotion. He betrays his trust by telling him that he could get his job back by meeting Desdemona more often. Since Othello is madly in love with Desdemona, Iago feeds him suspicion that she is having an affair with Cassio. This makes Othello jealous and makes him betray his thoughts and himself. Emilia figures out Iago’s plans and tells everyone, she betrays him. Betrayal, not just to others but to themselves, is what makes the audience intrigued in Shakespeare 's play

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