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    Iago manipulates Cassio just as he manipulated Roderigo, through act 2 of The Tragedy of Othello by William Shakespeare. In scene one Cassio and Iago haven’t even been properly introduced yet, this means that Iago could not have manipulated Cassio’s thoughts or actions. Desdemona’s ship has just arrived in the harbor before Othello’s Cassio prays, “That he may bless this bay with his tall ship,/ Make love’s quick pants in Desdemona’s arms,/ Give renewed fire to our extincted spirits/ And bring all Cyprus comfort” (Shakespeare 2.1. 84-86). Cassio is himself in this passage, no changes have occurred in his character. He truly wishes that Othello comes to Cyprus safely so that he can be with Desdemona. This is a statement of true compassion and human emotions.…

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    Roderigo plays an important role in Othello as he fits both roles of Iago’s right-hand man and Desdemona’s suitor. Because of his lust for Desdemona, he mistakenly trusts that Iago will help Roderigo to gain her favor and decides to work with Iago as his partner. However, Roderigo is unaware of the fact that Iago solely keeps Roderigo by his side for his own benefit and does not wish to provide Roderigo with his deepest desires. Due to his lack of an authoritative position and his knowledge of…

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    Roderigo In Othello

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    The opening scene of William Shakespeare's Othello begins with a dialogue between Iago and Roderigo. This is a precursor for other meaningful conversations between the two and sets the scene for what evolves into a relationship which makes a lasting impact on many lives. Within "The Economics of Iago and Others," Robert Heilman claims, "For a minor characters whom we tend to forget, Roderigo has a rather substantial role; the fact is that he is more important than he may seem" (557). Although…

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    empathy/remorse. Iago’s actions can only be explained by sociopathy; his ruthless manipulation and his lack of empathy are the key to his plan to create Othello’s downfall. Iago clearly manipulates others in the play with wit or charm and it seems to be very effective as no one has come to recognize it. Firstly, after Desdemona confesses her innocent love to Othello in front of the gentry, Roderigo is crushed and wants to drown himself, Iago however knows that he still needs Roderigo as his pawn…

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    Deceptions Downfall Shakespeare’s characters use deception unlike any other author ever in the play Othello. One of his most deceptive characters ever was Iago, Shakespeare makes the reader feel as if Iago is trying to deceive them. Iago’s mind tricks on unreal he turns lovers on each other even friends however, this deception has a price. Iago’s deceptive nature drive’s him to destroy Othello, Desdemona, Emilia, and himself. Iago’s lack of faith in his companions leads him to deceive…

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    The play literally opens to Iago’s treachery in motion, as he informs Roderigo of the elopement of Desdemona and Othello. Knowing that Roderigo is infatuated with Desdemona, he does this in a manner which seems to be out of friendship and concern, thus simultaneously gaining Roderigo’s trust and a willing pawn in his network of schemes. He and Roderigo then proceed to go wake up Brabantio and alert him to the fact that his daughter is with Othello. Already inciting conflict in the first scene,…

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    Initially, Iago convinces Roderigo, a jealous admirer of Desdemona, that Cassio and Desdemona are fond of each other. He then plans to use Cassio to make Othello jealous. Then, Iago gets Cassio drunk, watches him brawl with Roderigo, and warns Othello of the fight. Because of Cassio’s rash actions, Othello strips him of his lieutenancy. As a result, Iago suggests to Cassio to ask Desdemona to intervene with Othello in Cassio’s favor. Desdemona then vows to Cassio that she will do everything on…

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    Iago only convinces Roderigo to live because if Roderigo dies Iago loses all his money. Iago has no regard for Roderigo’s life just as he later shows when convincing some to murder others. While Iago is giving his inspiring speech to Roderigo to keep him alive, Iago is giving Roderigo subliminal messages of money being the key to winning Desdemona’s heart even though the riches will be in Iago’s possession. Iago uses Roderigo’s money for personal uses and this helps build Iago’s greed and makes…

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    People of Cyprus anxiously wait the new governor, Otello from a battle with the Turks. Otello arrives and tell them that the Turkish fleet has been destroyed. People cheer for the victory besides Venetian Roderigo. Roderigo has fallen in love with Otello’s new life, Desdemona when Otello goes to fight with the Turks. Otello’s ensign Iago promises to help Roderigo to take her. While people celebrating for Otello, Iago starts his plan to ruin Otello. He makes Cassio to drink when Iago…

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    Such as their talent or their intelligence. They usually just spend their time documenting their basic qualities instead of enhancing or developing them. When having a growth mindset or"right" mindset, people tend to believe that their most basic qualities can develop. The only way this is possible is through dedication and hard work. As for Angela Duckworth, she discusses that individuals differ dramatically in their stamina for long term goals. Being a gritty individual means that one tends to…

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