Iago thus is able to manipulate others to the degree that they seek his advice to escape the harmful effects for scenarios he himself created, so cassio is dismissed from othello's service, and he subsequently believes desdemona (the sacred feminine) a whore. Iago's manipulation of characters in william shakespeare's othello othello is a tale set in venice at the time when adultery was a hanging offence it is a tale all about jealousy and manipulation by one of the main characters, iago. Iago's motivation in othello iago is a moral pyromaniac harold c goddard writes that iago consciously and unconsciously seeks to destroy the lives of others, especially. Honesty to be a flaw that he can easily manipulate iago’s ability to judge a character iago's other reason of his hatred to cassio is because he believes that cassio has an much so that he wants to destroy cassio iago keeps adding on one motive to the other. Iago's motives are to seek revenge on othello and cassio both iago has these motives because the moor has overlooked him for the lieutenant position and on cassio because he was awarded the title.
Characterisation iago iago is a compelling and sophisticated villain he is part vice, part machiavel and like shakespeare’s richard iii, seems to be inherently evil iago revels in his ability to dissemble and destroy but while iago to some extent enjoys having an audience (roderigo) and outlines his plots clearly, he is also rather mysterious and unfathomable, especially when he refuses. One major way iago uses his manipulation on roderigo is by jealousy at the start of the play, we hear a conversation between roderigo and iago roderigo is angry because he has been giving money to iago to help him gain the love of desdemona, but he learns of desdemona’s marriage to othello. Iago's strategies in manifesting this plan is by simply manipulation we must investigate the motivation behind iago's scheme in order to understand iago's strategies and how his plan to destroy othello is put into place you. Within this essay i am going to explore iago's character and analyze his manipulation of othello mainly in act 3 scene 3 but before that i will investigate his motives for plotting in such a dramatic way toward othello.
Iago’s motivation for manipulating and destroying other characters in shakespeare’s othello, iago is the most notorious villain it is clear that iago feels that other people’s lives that surround him are insignificant. Iago is the antagonist of shakespeare’s play othello although he is very clever and cunning, he uses his skills for evil throughout the play he manipulates almost every character, mainly othello it seems to be that the motivation behind iago destroying othello’s life is not exactly specified. Iago poisons othello’s mind with lies about love, desdemona, and his trusted lieutenant, cassio and causes him to destroy them both iago realizes that by causing othello to destroy both desdemona and cassio othello will at the same time destroy himself and his reputation. Lago’s motivation begins at jealousy of othello’s successes because othello is a great and respected venetian figure, iago becomes envious of his position, as well as the fact that he himself has not been promoted, and in his place, cassio was promoted. One of the most interesting things about iago's motivation for destroying othello is that this motive is not really clear he gives some excuses, but they don't seem convincing enough for the extent that he goes.
The source of iago’s motivation can be seen from the very beginning of the play “iago provides the audience with a number of clues to the motives for his actions first he feels a certain rancor at not being chosen as othello’s lieutenant” (dominic 337. Iago implements aristotle’s very basic methods of persuasive rhetoric, ethos, pathos, and logos, to masterfully manipulate the thoughts, emotions, and actions of characters like roderigo, cassio, and othello. Iago's character is complex, but in act i, scene i, where he describes his disgust at being overlooked for othello's lieutenant, we can see that a primary motivation for iago's skillful manipulations was revenge and anger revenge for cassio replacing him, anger that othello overlooked him.
Amanda bobb prof nick sharp engl 401-002 31 october 2016 shakespeare’s othello: iago and the dark triad when reading william shakespeare’s othello, it is hard for the reader to ascertain what iago’s motive is for wanting to ruin othello. Iago’s most destructive manipulation of the all the characters is his manipulation of othello if othello, who is “not easily jealous” (v, ii, 341) can fall, this emphasizes how powerful iago's feelings for revenge and hate must have been. Iago cites multiple and incompatible motives for wanting to destroy othello earlier, he said he hates othello because the moor passed him over for a promotion, but here, he tells us he hates the moor because he's heard a rumor that othello has been hooking up with iago's wife, emilia, twixt [iago's] sheets. Iago – flaws & virtues by evelynoconnor on february 20, 2014 leave a comment flaws: iago’s plan to destroy othello and desdemona was ultimately successful here iago shows remarkable psycholological insight, cleverly manipulating key facets of othello’s personality.
William shakespeare: iago’s motivation iago is a “moral pyromaniac” harold c goddard writes that iago consciously and unconsciously seeks to destroy the lives of others, especially others with high moral standards (goddard 76. Iago’s manipulation of people and events leads the play into a tragedy i disagree with jem bloomfield when he says, “iago doesn’t have a motivation, and doesn’t need one” iago makes it seem like he is getting revenge for no apparent reason but he does have a reason. Iago's motivation iago is a moral pyromaniac harold c goddard writes that iago consciously and unconsciously seeks to destroy the lives of others, especially others with high moral standards (goddard 76. From the start of shakespeare's othello, iago makes it very clear that he holds no love for the title character in his opening argument with roderigo, iago say.