How Iago Convinces Othello that Desdemona and Cassio Must Die
In Act Three, Scene Three of ‘Othello’, by William Shakespeare, the main theme is Iago’s plan to convince Othello of Desdemona’s infidelity with Cassio; and ultimately get them punished. By the end of the scene, Iago has succeeded in his malicious plan and Othello is sure that Cassio and Desdemona must be killed. Iago manages to do this through skilfully using his ability to manipulate and entrap Othello into having total faith in his words.
In the beginning of the scene, Iago plays on Othello’s already slightly suspicious mind (due to previously telling him that he suspects Desdemona is sleeping with Cassio) by muttering: “Ha! I Like …show more content…
Through Iago playing the innocent, Othello is given a false sense of security and trusts Iago, thus making him start to believe what Iago is saying could be true. However, Othello tells Iago he is confident of his wife’s virtue and that if he is to believe Iago he needs proof that what he is saying is true. Iago uses this to his advantage and, again seeming as though he is being a loyal friend, says: “I am glad of this, for now I shall have reason to show the love and duty that I bear you with franker spirit.” Iago uses Othello’s doubtfulness as an