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There are a number of perspectives that a critic can use to interpret a work of literature One perspective the psychological approach deals with interpreting the text by using what is known about psychology Some critics will try and understand the writers while still other critics employ methods of Freudian psychoanalysis to understand not only the writers themselves such as Shakespeare but the literary characters they create DiYanni 635 In Shakespeares play The Tragedy of Othello a critic might want to use the psychoanalytic approach to help understand Iago To do this one might look at the characters and their wants needs and desires The will also look at the character relationships to help come up with a psycho-analysis for the characters The main goal of this approach is figure out why the characters are the way they are and make assumptions about why they acted the way they did according to psychology In Othello many characters take various actions that might strike the audience as disturbing or odd Iago is one of the main characters who continually takes stunning actions In this paper I plan to demonstrate the psychoanalytic approach by analyzing Iago and trying to explain why he might have made some of the actions that he did I also plan on discussing possible motives for his actions Iago is a main character who continuously acts on other characters throughout the play He could be viewed as a master-manipulator He continuously tries to make people believe what he wants them to believe He will make up lies and twist stories for reasons that sometimes are hard to figure out Using the Freudian concepts of the conscious and the unconscious I will analyze Iagos behavior thought the play According the Freud The unconscious contains all those drives urges or instincts that are beyond our awareness but that nevertheless motivate most of our words feelings and actions Feist 23 Unconsciously Iago may be taking
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