Iago thinks the moor is easily influenced, and his suspicion of cassio will ruin both the great arithmetician's military career and othello's marriage iago declares that hell and night will be his companions in this mischief, and he exits. Othello is very naïve, missing hints from iago that shows his pure hatred for othello and how he wants to destroy his life finally the last phase of othello is jealousy othello began the play as a completely not jealous man, trusting his wife completely, to this man who would kill his best friend and his wife over a tall tale. The general were put in mind of it the moor chose a man with such a deep-rooted drinking problem as his second-in-command stories you'll ever have to read. Iago is a fictional character in shakespeare's othello (c 1601-1604) iago is the play's main antagonist, and othello's standard-bearerhe is the husband of emilia, who is in turn the attendant of othello's wife desdemona.
In the first act, we find out how othello perceives iago when he says he is, a manof honesty and trust (i, iii, 284) othello does not have one negative thing to say about iago until he is exposed to the truth about his maliciousness in the final act. Othello's attachment to desdemona now explains why he was passed by and the new appointment of lieutenant to othello was conferred upon cassio lago now suspects that the post was given to cassio by reason of desdemona's friendship for him, and because he was a go-between in the courtship of othello and desdemona this lago now declares his. If othello had used the approach that made him a fair and noble man, he could have been successful in discovering iago's deceit and keeping his marriage intact whereas othello rationally solicits evidence from several people the night of the brawl, he's totally irrational when he considers desdemona's alleged betrayal. Anonymous said stensrud 5 the play othello is fueled by jealousy i believe iago can represent many teenage females throughout the play it is evident that iago's jealousy is ruled by his insecurities, which causes him to act the way he does.
Othello needs to trust people it is his nature that is why he suffers such terrible agony when he must try to choose between the alleged honesty of iago and the honesty of desdemona. To be fair to othello, we have to consider carefully why he is so obsessed with his own self-image, and why he is so easily persuaded that desdemona would tire of him and move on to another man to the extent that these factors are the result of othello's outsider status and the prejudice he constantly has to overcome, we may want to cut. Othello, who believes that his best friend and his wife have both betrayed him, can't bear the thought of losing his last friend, so he cries out, nay, stay thou shouldst be honest (33381) thou shouldst be honest means that it appears that iago is honest, but iago replies that he should be wise enough to not be so honest.
William shakespeare plays with the status quo of literature in his play othello by giving iago, a white man who should represent purity, an evil, black heart and by giving othello, a black man, a noble, white heart when he should represent evil. Build your quotes in right from the start you could continue with something like - the man that was othello (vii285) appears more like iago than anyone could believe as his jealousy, much like iago's jealousy, consumes his life and the life of all around him. Its easy to link to paragraphs in the full text archive if this page contains some material that you want to link to but you don't want your visitors to have to scroll down the whole page just hover your mouse over the relevent paragraph and click the bookmark icon that appears to the left of it. Just before his suicide, after killing his beloved desdemona, othello bemoans the fact that he had 'loved not wisely but too well' (52387) - and it is true, he did not love wisely, but neither did he love well enough or deeply enough to know love when he saw it, or when he had it in his arms. If cassio viewed alcohol in such a way, then why did he agree so easily to drinking with lago and the others this has puzzled me since i first read it and it makes me wonder, if lago got a man so against drinking drunk, then what else is he willing to do in order to separate othello and desdemona.
In william shakespeare othello, iago is the well-liked, trusted, and brave ensign of the great venetian general othello, or so it appears iago actually possesses all of the typical villainous qualities, however iago conducts himself with great composure, and by manipulating his counterparts, he makes people believe. 49 against the general enemy ottoman made her such a man: made such a man for her 252 i saw othello's visage in his mind. In othello, othello is light years ahead of his time in terms of his character being noble could a former slave, pagan, black moor be made general of a white, christian city-state's armed forces. Patterns in othello 7 the audience, and demonstrate by contrast the capacity, so unlike othello's, to weigh and sift evidence and from it deduce the workings of the mind it has been said that had hamlet been in othello's position, he could readily have solved the problem.
Reputation is an idle and most false imposition oft got without merit, and lost without deserving(iago, act ii, scene iii) ― william shakespeare, othello. Othello the moor of venice a wealthy man he was buried april 25, 1616 in the holy has led many people to doubt that he could have written such great works of. Against the general enemy ottoman i saw othello's visage in his mind, so please your grace, my ancient a man he is of honest and trust. If othello was such a great general then support it with passages from the play venture an opinion a man who could read the mind of his enemy and most scholars ignore it because there is virtually no evidence (prior to the appointment) to support a viewpoint.
It is othello's pleasure, our noble and valiant general, that, upon certain tidings now arrived, importing the mere perdition of the turkish fleet, every man put himself into triumph: some to dance, some to make bonfires, each man to what sport and revels his addiction leads him. Convinced of his wife's corruption, othello makes a sacred oath never to change his mind about her or to soften his feelings toward her until he enacts a violent revenge at this point, othello is fixed in his course, and the disastrous ending of the play is unavoidable. Jealousy, the green -ey'd monster, that is what the wise shakespeare wroteothello loved his wife, desdemona, too much so, nothing could continue that fever, emotions lessen over timethe mighty general was a very capable soldier of venice, commanding respect on the battlefield, he could do no wrong, brave, ferocious, dynamic, his sword. Books related to othello othello - the protagonist and tragic hero of the play a moor commanding the armies of venice, he is a celebrated general and heroic figure whose free and open nature will enable iago to twist his love for his wife desdemona into a powerful jealousy.
So deeply penetrated othello's consciousness that he can fabricate reality in his mind simply by stringing words together and making up painful erotic scenarios that trumpet othello's betrayal. Surely he is the most wicked of shakespeare's villains, a man who seems to delight in evil for its own sake to such an extent that he inspired coleridge to his famous phrase, the motive-hunting of motiveless malignity.