It sounds a whole lot like a sixteenth-century wedding ceremony, which suggests a homoerotic attachment between Iago and Othello. Unlike Othello, Iago does not have the free will to refrain from wickedness. Desdemona has no clue as to why her husband is acting this way and so she and Emilia do their best to convince him otherwise. All these themes are present in Othello. The puzzle of Iago persists.
But he has been so tortured by jealousy that he is angry with Desdemona all the while he still desperately loves her. Iago in this play, has the qualities of the Devil in medieval and Renaissance morality plays: He is a liar, he makes promises he has no intention of keeping, he tells fancy stories in order to trap people and lead them to their destruction, and he sees other's greatest vulnerabilities and uses these to destroy them. The power of Iago is exercised when he prepares and then implements an evil plan designed to inflict man with the most extreme amounts of anguish possible. This leads me to believe that when Shakespeare was creating Othello his ideas as to what a monster was were similar to that of those today. He may even enjoy his punishment: torture. The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice. These suggest how skillful and talented lago is in speech, actions, and persuasion.
Middle Iago want to turn virtue into a pitch. It could be said additionally, notwithstanding, that they are comparative because of their untrustworthiness. This is from within him-self. In the play, three innocent characters spiral downward to their deaths as the sinister Iago unravels his scheme for revenge. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. His lack of promotion to lieutenant leads him to declare: …be judge yourself, Whether I in any just term am affin'd To love the Moor. The audience was so engrossed with the Iago, that during the exposure scene in Act V, they were booing.
By him telling Roderigo this is sparks everything for him and makes him believe that everything being told to him is true. Iago pretends to be so loyal as to be tempted to kill any slanderer of Othello. This character is consumed with envy and deceit that leads to theft and killing. Iago cannot be relied on and has many masks, behind which he hides. By creating these lucid affairs, he is simply masking his own fantasies.
On why exactly does he hates the Moor is uncertain. It cannot be long that Desdemona should continue her love to the Moor — put money in thy purse… I. One of the most brilliantly crafted villains in history, Iago is an incredibly intelligent and creative man who shows throughout the play how apt he is at twisting the truth and turning the facts upside down, using strategies and t. . Though Iago's speeches and actions I find it more convincing to agree with Empson's class discrimination theory, it shows Iago having a strong reason for attacking Othello.
He does not truly care for his wife because he is not capable of feeling that way for her as Othello or Rodrigo feels for Desdemona. He has a superb ability to fool others into believing he is honest. A reoccurring theme in Othello is jealousy brought on usually by deception; throughout the play people often hide their true intentions and are not always what they appear to be like W. Once Othello flies into a jealous rage, Iago tells him to hide and look on while he Iago talks to Cassio. For one thing, the ensign makes his general believe that he is loyal, conscientious and noble minded these are of course ironically, Othello's best qualities. Léone Teyssandier writes that a possible motive for Iago's actions is envy towards Desdemona, Cassio and Othello; Iago sees them as more noble, generous and, in the case of Cassio, more handsome than he is. Iago only reveals his bitter side in his soliloquies as well as in other occasional situations in the play.
Iago manipulates him so expertly that at times it seems he is actually inside Othello's head. Even if Iago had received the promotion; even if he had no suspicions or jealous feelings, he would invent other motives to provide the framework for the diabolical mischief he must create. In Act 2 of the play, Iago sets to work on his second plan after engineering a drunken brawl to make sure that Cassio is demoted. Iago is brought in as prisoner. Iago plots to manipulate Othello into demoting Cassio, and thereafter to bring about the downfall of Othello himself. In Cinthio's tale, for example, the ensign suffers an unrequited lust for the Moor's wife, Desdemona, which then drives his vengeance. Orson Welles seemed partial to this idea — his film version of the drama exploits the homoerotic undertones of the play and Iago basically woos Othello away from Desdemona.
Iago tells Roderigo that the elopement was a surprise, and Roderigo replies,. We have seen him hatch and execute a bold and risky plot, whose point remains elusive. To do so, Iago comes up with one of the most evil plans ever. He manipulated Othello and many others. In Shakespeare 's play Othello, this point is illustrated by the passionate love and extreme hatred in the play which brings out the truth inside of each and every character and situation. The more Cassio talks and laughs, the madder Othello becomes.
Iago is a very strategic and clever person, and he despises Othello because Othello appointed Cassio as a lieutenant over Iago. Forsooth, a great arithmetician, One Michael Cassio, a Florentine A fellow almost damned in a fair wife, That never set a squadron in the field, Nor the division of a battle knows More than a spinster…Mere prattle, without practice Is all his soldiership. Cassio is motivated because he truly loves Bianca. Othello is working with the evil Iago which changes his personality. In the play, there is not much explanation as to why he behaves this way other than how he seems to enjoy or love being that way. But the desire must have a self-drive---a wish, a want, a need---that comes from within. I say, put money in thy purse.
Iago is the opposite of God, that is, he is the Devil. Iago claims to have been unfairly passed over for promotion in the beginning of the play. Iago: Motivations Iago's main motivation throughout the play is to gain revenge on Othello. Iago undeniably has an unquenchable thirst for power and domination. Although they are all motivated by personal desires their goals require them to work together to reach that which they desire.