Iago a Manipulative Villian

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In Shakespeare's play Othello,the charecter Iago is a mutilayered,deceptive,and manipulative villian;causeing mishaps to other characters for revenge.Iago uses his stratigec acts of manipulation to undermine the charecters weakness.He exploits Rodrigo love for Desdemona,the friendship between him and Cassio,and toys with Othello's mind by playing on his self-doubt. Thus, giving Iago the advange to use their weaknesses against them. First Iago uses Rodrigo's naive and gulliable personality to own adavantage.Roderigo's obession with Desdemona renders him susceptible to Iagos manipulation. this obsession causes him to believe anything Iago says to hope in getting Desdemona.Iago convinces Rodrigo that the jewels will be given to Desdemona as a proclamationof his love when acatually,Iago claims to to himself.Iago takes advantage of Rorego for his money.Later in the play,Iago uses Roderigo and conveience him to kill Cassio. Rodergo then says "i have no great devotion to the deed and yet he hath given my satisfying reasons 'Tis but a man gone. forth,my sword:he dies"
(V.i.8-10). Roderigo then attempts to kill Cassio but in the play Iago says"i have rubbed this young quat almost to the sense and he grows angry, May unfold me to him there stand i in much peril. No, he must die."(V.i. 11-23) this shows how Iago takes advantage of foolish Rodrigofor his own needs and once his value is used up.Overall Rodrigo was drawn in Iago's schemes due to his love for Desdemona.
Iago exploits Rodrigo's naive and obsession with Desdemona by deceiving and manipulating him in order to bring the downfall of the other charecters. Second,Iago capitalizes on Cassio's trusting nature by pretending to be his friend while misleading him. Iago pressures Cassio to him to make a scene. As a result, Othello demotes Cassio from his postion as lieutenant. Cassio's reputation is important…...

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