Iago Manipulation

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Iago Manipulation


Among all William Shakespeare's performances without question Iago is the most bad character. We can meet numerous graceless commentaries on that hideous and secret man. For example; Edward Dowden conceives that, “Iago is Shakespeare's one unconditional irredeemable villain.” (Mccullen, 250) furthermore for F.C Sharp Iago is “Born or instinctive criminal.” (250); as it is seen limitless interpretations can be finished due to his cynical deeds, since all through the play he determinants several confrontations and problems. However, in spite of all his evil sways the inevitable outcome is: On one side we get furious at Iago, on the other edge wee cannot halt ourselves adoring him. The major point is why readers fond of this villain which is the most malignant character in all Shakespeare's plays. For finding an response to this paradoxical question, we can gaze at Bradley's words. “The skill of Iago was extraordinary.” (Leavis, 153) In that respect, I will discuss intellect and skills of Iago considering why readers cannot keep themselves admiring Iago during “Othello”.


In every large play there is one feature who sticks out and that astonishes you. In the play “The Tragedy of Othello” in writing by William Shakespeare, Iago is that character. Ibefore is supposed to be the right hand man of Othello who is the biggest conflict general at the time. While in ascribe of getting everything Othello desires, Iago turns out to be the utmost manipulator there ever was. His way of making persons believe or do what he likes them to do is that of a puppet master. Once Iago starts to talk in that pleasant tone, he's up to certain thing and one time one recognizes what he has finished, it's too late. Iago, the master manipulator, is like a cobra; he exerts very little effort but can kill with one strike.

Iago, like most manipulators, desires very simple goals to get his contrive moving. With that being the case, this brings me to his first casualty the poor noble Cassio. In act 2-3 he sees his perfect opportunity to strike at Cassio, he knows Cassio likes two things, women and liquor. Ibefore begins off by making a commentary about Desdemona. (Our general cast us therefore early for the love of his Desdemona; who let us not thus accuse: he hath not yet made wanton the night with her; and she is games for Jove. 2.3.14-17) After Cassio fires down his first try reluctantly he acquiesces to get Cassio drunk after the detail that Cassio is drunk he starts to move his venomous tongue and venom starts to ooze out. He begins to say how great a woman and how luck Othello is to have her, trying to get Cassio to say something he probably doesn't want to. So Iago conceives what better way to crumble Cassio more, by getting his obligations reassured so he tells Rodrigo to choose a battle with Cassio and so he begins to battle and as they try to shatter it up ...
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