The Villain Of William Shakespeare 's Othello, The Moor Of Venice

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The Villainous Iago The most common spy, harmful and deceitful character of Shakespeare’s Othello, the Moor of Venice. The ancient to the leader and soldier of Cyprus. The strongly despised hypocrite and plotter behind the backs of his so called fellow friends. Iago, a multi-personality character that emotionally poisons those he comes in contact with. The jealousy he carries on his shoulders shows his true character when applying himself to internally destroy Othello. By doing so, he associates with others dear to Othello’s heart by starting rumors, persuading, and misguiding them indirectly. Iago comes off as an innocent person to those surrounding him. He aims to maintain his reputation while corrupting others. The method to his madness is to have as much power as possible by having as much information as possible. In order to do so, he spies on those he plots against. For instance, Iago spies on Desdemona and Othello getting married in Act I Scene I. Knowing that the Moor should not be marrying the Senator’s daughter, he brings along Desdemona’s secret admirer Rodrigo to help him snitch on the event. After accomplishing his task of waking the Senator and causing trouble to the upper class in the town, he then moves on to his next phase of persuading. By talking to Rodrigo, he convinces him to go after Desdemona by “putting money in thy purse” (Othello 763). In other words, while Iago gets paid to guide Rodrigo, he enlightens him that Desdemona would be sure to love…

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