As McElroy points out: If something is worthless, there is no point in envying those who possess it; conversely, to envy something is tacitly to acknowledge its worth and desirability. Othello soon learns, however, that to be once in doubt is to be never resolved. When Iago talks about corrupting Brabantio's opinion of his fair daughter, Desdemona, he uses the language of poison and plague, which seems pretty appropriate given the nature of Iago's manipulation. By this example, Iago looks to be by no means a true friend, yet Roderigo is too idiotic to realize such dishonest acts perpetrated against him. Othello engages Iago in a perverse marriage ceremony, in which each kneels and solemnly pledges to the other to take vengeance on Desdemona and Cassio. Iago does not tolerate any interference in his plans, and he first murders Roderigo before he can dispel the evil that Iago represents. This is not a problem with Iago because he has no conscience.
Sorry, but copying text is forbidden on this website! Therefore, Iago is able to manipulate Roderigo, Cassio, and Othello by exploding their weaknesses. He made himself susceptible to Iago and the jealousy within him begins to lead to the demise of others. Again and again, Iago insists that he speaks out only because of this love. I know not that: but such a handkerchief,-- I am sure it was your wife's,--did I today see Cassio wipe his beard with? In his discourse to the Duke, Othello? Thus Iago presents himself as not unlike the Dionysus of Greek tragedy who punishes those who inflate themselves and refuse to know their own places and limitations. Now in order to get his revenge he wants to get the Moor to go mad, however it cannot look like he could in any way be responsible for the events happening, which is where the idea of manipulation comes in; Iago uses the other characters to subconsciously help him with his plan by picking out their weaknesses and giving them what seems to be a solution, however it is really just a step towards the revenge. Believing this to be more than a simple gesture of the conversation, Iago attempts to use this against Cassio later in the play, telling Othello lies that Desdemona is having an affair with Cassio. All of his plays, sonnets, and poems have gotten great recognition.
So Iago accomplished all his tasks with those simple techniques. To take this position from Cassio he must not let his conscience get in his way. In this manner, Shakespeare warns of the corruptibility of society when it veers from the order of a dominant patriarchy. Besides the fact that he is older than his wife, Othello also has insecurities about his race. His involvement with Desdemona translates into a deeper trust with heart.
In act 1 scene 1 when Iago suggests rousing Brabantio we start to see that he delights in making trouble. He sees the world and other people as animalistic and ruled by their basest desires. Iago is cunning, untrustworthy, selfish, and plotting. Judge me the world, if 'tis not gross in sense That thou hast practiced on her with foul charms, Abused her delicate youth with drugs or minerals That weaken motion. Shakespeare uses the characters of Roderigo and Iago to represent jealousy, which is the driving theme throughout the play. William Shakespeare, the antagonist Iago manipulates other characters. The Moor misses his wife greatly, however, and comes to loathe the sight of his ensign.
The role is thought to have been first played by , who typically played intelligent clown roles like in or in. Iago also puts in his head that Othello and Desdemona are going to Mauritania and he will not be able to win her back, but if Cassio dies then they will have to stay in Cyprus. He is calm and convincing yet still somewhat suspicious. Being under pressure of Iago who controls him exploiting his weaknesses Othello ruins himself and people around him. On the first step of destroying him Iago gets Cassiol to drink too much of wine, one of his main weaknesses, while on duty, challenging his loyalty to Othello and causes him to brawl with Roderigo. So the techniques that he used were to gain their trust, then branch off that.
The fact that a rumour is enough for him to start planning out revenge emphasizes his easy to provoke, craving evil nature. Moreover, it takes very little evidence to convince him of her unfaithfulness. He uses these traits to his advantage by slowly planning his own triumph while watching the demise of others. As McElroy points out: If something is worthless, there is no point in envying those who possess it; conversely, to envy something is tacitly to acknowledge its worth and desirability. Othello in this state commits his first act of violence against Desdemona by hitting her. His trusting nature is completely under the power of Iago who provides a support for him. This implies that Cassio was doing something wrong and that he left because he did not want to get caught.
Convinced Iago is an honest man never does Othello truly question his accountability. The main reason that Iago ha d suc cess on manipulating Oth ello was b ased on the social di ffer ences of these two character s. Iago is not only an ingenious villain but also a manipulator with the utmost skill. I therefore apprehend and do attach thee For an abuser of the world, a practicer Of arts inhibited and out of warrant. Hell over heaven and black over white. Iago is--as most of us are most of the time--non-introspective, and when he does question himself, like most of us, he has ready and easy answers for his own questions.
Shakespeare perhaps suggests that Iago is foul-mouthed and unable to understand love, or loving relationships. Desdemona, representative of goodness and heaven as a whole blames her death on herself and not Othello. Ok so those were the techniques that Iago used to manipulate others. Also by begging, or bowing down to a woman, which was not to be done in those times, Cassio shows more of a weakness. The dishonesty and manipulation Iago uses throughout the play unfolds, showing that his evil actions to make other people perform his dirty work make him guiltiest.
Her reasoning in doing so suggests she truly believes Cassio is a trustworthy man, and Othello can refuse her nothing. Shakespeare perhaps suggests that Iago is foul-mouthed and unable to understand love, or loving relationships. The ensign escapes any prosecution in Desdemona's death, but engages in other crimes and dies after being tortured. Shakespearean tragedy: lectures on Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth 3rd ed. Her reasoning in doing so suggests she truly believes Cassio is a trustworthy man, and Othello can refuse her nothing.
Not thinking straight and letting his emotions run untamed, he can only think of death as a way to resolve everything. Iago also puts in his head that Othello and Desdemona are going to Mauritania and he will not be able to win her back, but if Cassio dies then they will have to stay in Cyprus. As the two characters converse, whilst near to each other, there is a medium close up camera view Othello who is facing the camera while Iago is facing it side on for the director feels that Othello is more important. 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. Characters throughout Othello manipulate others to behave in ways they normally would not. He exerts control and power over others in order to fulfill his goals of destroying Cassio and completely demeaning Othello and ruining his reputation.