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    The only way to describe Roderigo is to compare him to that one person you know that can’t form their own opinions and doesn’t have a coherent personality. Roderigo has good intentions but he’s always interrupted and fades in the background. This was my very first and very last opinion of him. For example in Act 1, Scene 1, Line 119 when Iago and Roderigo go to tell Brabantio that Desdemona is missing it really shows how Roderigo is treated throughout the play. Brabantio says this when Iago and Roderigo wake him up in the middle of the night. “This is venice. My house is not a garage”. Roderigo tries to chime in and say “Most grave Brabantio, In simple and pure soul I come to you--”. But then Iago interrupts Roderigo like usual and says something…

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    Iago is capable of sweet talking people, and misleading them to get the backlash he wants. “He is the classical Renaissance atheist- intelligent, beyond moral scruple, and one who finds pleasure in the corruption of the virtuous and the abuse of the pliable.” (Foster, “Othello”). As Foster explains, Iago takes advantage of vulnerable people and does not care who is at risk. Brabantio yells “Thou art a villain” Iago responds, “You are a senator” (1.1.115-16). Brabantio is angry with the men for…

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    Roderigo and Iago converse in the streets of Venice sharing their hatred of Othello. Othello recently married Desdemona whom Roderigo has long been pursuing, employing the help of Iago in his pursuit. Othello also passed up his ensign Iago for the position of lieutenant in favor of Cassio whom Iago believes is inferior. Roderigo urges Iago to quit, but Iago insists he is only working for Othello to take advantage of him. Wanting to get back at Othello, the pair go Desdemona’s father…

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    Theme Of Racism In Othello

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    the Moor of Venice, because the characters are all white, and see Othello as the odd one because he is a black man, and often refer to him as “The Moor.” Othello is talked about among characters, such as Iago, Brabantio and Rodrigo in a rather racist manner and these characters in the play show clear signs of racism. Iago, who is looking for revenge on Othello because he chose Cassio over him to be his Lieutenant, incites racism to cause other people to dislike and go against Othello. Iago…

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    Examine the view that: from the first 3 scenes does the audience believes that Othello and Desdemona’s love will prevail In act 1 scene 1 we are introduced to Othello and Desdemona by two other people by the names of Iago and Roderigo. Iago is a captain in the Venetian defence forces. He had hoped for a promotion, but Othello chose to pick Cassio in instead. Roderigo is a Venetian nobleman in love with Desdemona. In act 1 scene 1, Iago and Roderigo go to Desdemona’s house and were shouting…

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    Iago Spiteful In Othello

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    in order to get back at Cassio as well. Iago is odious towards Othello because he made Cassio the lieutenant. As Iago continues to be spiteful, he starts to spread rumors about Othello raping Desdemona, Brabantio’s daughter. As Iago and Brabantio were talking, Iago says: “Because we come to do you service and you think we are ruffians, you’ll have your daughter covered with a Barbary horse, you’ll have your nephews neigh to you, you'll have coursers for cousins and he nets for Germans”…

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    The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice is a book written by Shakespeare, thought to be written in the early sixteenth century. This Shakespearean tragic tale has jealousy and deceit as it’s silent killer, and it opens up in Venice, Italy where the “honest” Iago plans to deceive the honorable and brave native Egyptian Moor named Othello because he was not given the promoted up a rank. Instead the moor chose Michael Cassio. Iago begins to form hatred inside of himself claiming that he was only…

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    Othello Jealousy Analysis

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    beginning, Iago vents his frustration over Othello because of decision to make Cassio as his lieutenant instead of Iago. Not only is Iago jealous of Cassio, but he is jealous of Othello as well. He explains later in a soliloquy that he suspects that Othello has slept with Emilia. Here, Iago’s jealousy is the spark that escalates the action in the play. In the play, jealousy makes the character act in certain ways that they normally would not act. Iago uses that to his advantages. His plan is to…

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    other characters are his puppets. Throughout the play, Iago uses emotional, vulgar and motivational imagery to evoke passionate reactions from his opposing characters. Evidentially, Iago refers to the relationship between Cassio and Desdemona “as prime as goats, as hot as monkeys, /As salt as wolves in pride”, he forms infuriating images in Othello’s mind. With the use of such ‘vivid’ imagery, he is able to convince Othello that Desdemona is unfaithful to him. Instead of telling Othello of the…

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    Jealousy Theme In Othello

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    to wake Brabantio in the middle of the night and let him know about his daughter Desdemona’s secret marriage to Othello. This scene is extremely significant because it gives the reader and the audience an immediate portrait of Iago as a villain. His actions convey him as a manipulative character and when Roderigo tells Brabantio this, it makes him enraged. Iago does not care what Roderigo feels in his heart for Desdemona at all and he wants to use Roderigo and not help him at all. His intentions…

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