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  • The Role Of Michael Cassio In Othello

    Just as quick as the wind changes the sea, a man’s word can change another man’s direction just as rapidly. This fits quite well with the way Michael Cassio is portrayed throughout Shakespeare’s tragic play, Othello. Throughout the story, Cassio is shaped and explained by three things: his military service, his orderly personality, and his charisma with women. As people and things begin to manipulate Michael, things get a little complicated and threaten Michael’s position as Othello’s lieutenant. However, when he acts as he was taught in the military, everything turns out in his favor. Early on in the play, Michael is described as a trustworthy and educated soldier, earning Othello’s trust in him to be his lieutenant, or second in command.…

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  • Character Analysis Of Othello's Lieutenant Michael Cassio

    I am Othello’s Lieutenant Michael Cassio, I am a young and inexperienced soldier, whose position is much resented by Iago. Truly devoted to Othello, I as Cassio is extremely ashamed because i got into a drunken brawl and i’ve lost my place as lieutenant and the lost of my reputation which is connected to my military service and my public behavior. I feel without my reputation as an upstanding solder i’m nothing more than a “beast.” Emilia is The wife of Iago and attendant to Othello’s…

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  • Essay On Iago's Soliloquy In Othello

    the third scene of the second act, Iago (the villain) reveals his real intentions and feelings about Cassio, Othello, and Desdemona, as well as declares what his subsequent actions will be. He has already successfully executed the first part of his plan prompting Othello to deprive Michael Cassio of lieutenancy. With his ultimate goal being seizure of this currently vacant position, Iago decides to implement the next stage of his strategy. He approaches uncontended Cassio and convinces him that…

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  • Major Themes Of Jealousy In Shakespeare's Othello

    During Othello by William Shakespeare we see tons of jealousy between all the characters. Each character that expresses jealousy expresses it in a very overacted state or a very calm but irrational way. Major events of jealousy that occur during Othello are, when Othello passed up Iago for a promotion to give it to Cassio, and Othello gets jealous that his wife may be sneaking around with Cassio. In Othello, jealousy takes many forms, but it, is in all instances, destructive. Iago was talking…

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  • The Theme Of Jealousy In Othello

    He begins to suspect that his wife might be having affairs with Cassio as Iago had warned him could be a possibility. Soon after, he begins to have breakdowns, wishing he would’ve never fell in love in the first place. As Othello becomes enthralled and overwhelmed with the feeling of jealousy, he begins to question Desdemona’s piety. Doubtful that Desdemona would do such thing Othello claims, “ For she had eyes, and chose me. No, Iago;/ I'll see before I doubt; when I doubt, prove;/ And on the…

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  • What Are The Similarities Between Othello And Lord Of The Flies

    unleashing the dark hidden desires deep within people’s hearts. Although both individuals were immoral, Iago’s vile and twisted actions compared to Jack’s will always be as great as that between heaven and earth. The basis behind this is that individuals who are narcissistic will do things that only benefit themselves. People who are deceitful will use others like pawns without having any remorse. To begin with, people will carry out narcissistic actions for their contentment. At the beginning…

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  • The Character Of Iago: No Ordinary Villain In Othello

    Iago whispers thoughts in Othello 's ear to cause him to believe his wife Desdemona has committed adultery with Michael Cassio, his lieutenant “Sweet Desdemona, Let us be wary, let us hide our loves” (Act 3, Scene 3). All the while Iago pompously talks to the audience about revealing his master plan of how we will set things right by using his clever tenacity: “And what’s he then…

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  • Roderigo's Evil In Othello

    raises doubt to deceive Roderigo and Cassio that ultimately leads to the downfall of Othello. In Act I, we get to see how Iago’s character is developed as he converses with Roderigo. Iago uses Roderigo for his money and makes him a valuable piece in his diabolical plan.…

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  • Motives Of Iago In Othello

    Motives of Iago in Othello In the play Othello by William Shakespeare (1564-1616) the role of the villain is fairly shaping to the story line. This villain is Iago, also called “honest” Iago. While being called “honest” Iago, Iago is anything but honest. Iago is a devious man, liar, manipulator, and psychopath. For these reasons Iago is perhaps the most complex and intriguing character in the entire play. After some troubling events it becomes Iago’s sole purpose to ruin and destroy Othello.…

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  • Manipulation And Tragic Flaws In Shakespeare's Othello

    Manipulation, tragic flaws, two things that go hand in hand with each other. If you find your enemy’s weakness, use it to your advantage to bring them down. In the play Othello by William Shakespeare, the main character Iago, did just that. However, he took it to new extremes. When he wanted to exploit someone he used the same tactic each time. He went after their weakness or tragic flaw. By manipulating each character and their flaws Iago systematically got each character, Othello, Roderigo,…

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