The Themes Of Revenge In William Shakespeare's Othello

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As Iago continues to work meticulously in order to exact revenge on Othello, his spitefulness is causing conflict because he is jeopardizing Desdemona and Othello’s relationship which shows how desperately he wants to fulfill his goal. Iago continues to make Othello believe that Desdemona is cheating on him with Cassio by spreading rumors and setting up Cassio in order to make it look like Desdemona and Cassio are together. When Iago finds the handkerchief that Othello presented to Desdemona, he says: “I have use for it. Go, leave me. / I will in Cassio’s lodging lose this napkin and let him find it / ... The moor already changes with my poison” (III.iii.368-373). Iago’s actions are making Othello lose trust in Desdemona and Cassio. When Iago says “I …show more content…
As she was dying, she gave the handkerchief to Othello and told him to give it to his wife. Desdemona was given the handkerchief as a symbol of love and tradition. Now Othello will think that Desdemona gave the handkerchief to Cassio, and this would make him feel like his love and trust is disintegrating. In Othello 's eyes, Desdemona is “giving” away their love as the handkerchief is being passed onto Cassio. Iago also says “the moor already changes with my poison. The “poison” is a metaphor that is compared to the rumors that try to “kill” Othello. These rumors are destroying and changing Othello because it is making him feel despicable towards Cassio and Othello will eventually want to harm him. Since Iago is spiteful, this is causing conflict because he is jeopardizing Desdemona and Othello’s relationship. Iago is jeopardizing their relationship because he is trying to make Othello lose trust in his wife. He will do this by putting the handkerchief in Cassio’s house. Iago’s intentions are to harm Othello and being spiteful is making him plot vitriolic plans which will help exact revenge on

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