This knowledge provides him With an additional motive to hate Othello and van revenge. With 1, lines, Iago has more lines in the play than Othello himself.
Iago plots to manipulate Othello into demoting Cassio, and thereafter to bring about the downfall of Othello himself. Influence Character Thematic Conflict Responsibility vs.
He is refined, well-spoken. Shakespeare draws a comparison between Janus and the deceitful, two-faced Iago. He uses these faces to get what he wants and does not care about anyone else besides himself.
The ensign would have been the lowest-ranking commissioned officer. He became a professional soldier rising to the rank of general. Ago has set himself the challenge of bringing revenge on Othello for his suspected sleight to his manhood, he plans to do this by creating jealousy between Desman and Othello.
He confesses to Roderigo that this is the reason for his hatred; the reason for his desire to ruin Othello: The next scene we see a completely different side of Iago. Othello fails to see the challenge of who Ago really is, he is gullible enough to believe the mistrusts Ago has told and as a result murders his wife Desman, without confirming the facts.
Ago is prepared to use this weakness against Othello to challenge his love and faith for Desman. Temptation Main Character Problem Othello is tempted by the beauty, position, and compassion that Desdemona can give him in marriage. It is possible that Iago has his own secret passion for the Moor's new bride, and he is enraged at the idea of the "old black ram" 1.
Once Brabanzio has been roused, Iago also tells Roderigo where he can meet Othello. The use of the word black underlines the physical appearance Of Othello and also symbolizes the negative connotations Of the word black, which are both evil and devilish. Future Relationship Story Concern Iago feels by promoting Cassio as lieutenant over him, Othello has ruined his future.
Iago is "an unbeliever in, and denier of, all things spiritual, who only acknowledges God, like Satan, to defy him" William Robertson Turnbull, Othello: Both you of my inclining, and the rest: In the first place, Roderigo is clearly a pathetic and jealous character. As Iago departs, Brabanzio comes out of his house, furious that his daughter has left him.
In a reiteration of the theme of emotion versus reason, Othello uses reason to suppress any potential flarings of emotion. Now that Othello knows of the fictional adultery, the rest of the play is devoted to the unfolding consequences.
Brabantio accepts Othello as an occasional house guest, but not as a son-in-law. Iago explains to Roderigo that he has no respect for Othello beyond what he has to show to further his own revenge: He hinders Cassio by getting him involved in a drunken brawl that results in a demotion.
From this time forth I never will speak word.
Othello stands his ground, but the party turns out to be Cassio and officers from the Venetian court. Nonetheless, Brabantio frames his condemnation of Othello as a broader act of justice. He expresses his concern that his reputation would be ruined should he freely give his thoughts away.
To prison; till fit time Of law and course of direct session, Call thee to answer. Shakespeare often uses this technique to end a scene or speech with emphasis. Feeling Influence Character Problem Iago is driven by his feelings, which causes problems for others, and eventually for himself.
Now art thou my lieutenant. At forty, Othello has never been in love and he impulsively, perhaps for the first time in his life, seizes an opportunity without mapping out an advanced strategy first."By Janus, I think no" IAGO. Act I; Scene ii, Line What: Janus is a God that is depicted as two-headed, and two-faced.
How: This the God whom Iago references. Othello vows his allegiance to Iago, “I am bound to thee for ever.” (III,iii,) Iago swears to assist Othello in his vengeance against Desdemona and her “lover,” promising to kill Cassio within three days.
Feb 06, · I wouldn't say that Iago is two faced, I would say that he is three faced. He has three different sides to him that we have seen so far. He is always tricking the people around him for selfish reasons. The obvious one would be him tricking Othello into thinking that he is loyal and.
Othello sees a party of men approaching, and Iago, thinking that Brabanzio and his followers have arrived, counsels Othello to retreat indoors.
Othello stands his ground, but the party turns out to be Cassio and officers from the Venetian court. Shakespeare's Characters: Iago (Othello) Driven by an overpowering lust for evil rivaled only by Satan, Iago grabs the title as worst Shakespeare villain hands down.
On the surface, Iago's motive for wanting to destroy Othello could be one of several. Iago pretends to be Othello's friend and confidante and yet is trying to undermine and deceive him throughout the play.
To Othello he is friendly, caring and eager to help, but talks openly to the audience (in his soliloquies) about his plans to destroy him.Download