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Othello Act 5 Analysis Iagos intelligence causes the self destruction of Othello He appears to be the most intelligent person in the play Othello by the way he acts and handles some situations Iago is set to plan revenge on Othello for not making him lieutenant He gains the trust of Othello by telling lies to him and these lies cause the destruction of Othello Othello should have investigated on some of the outrageous things Iago has told him Iago is simply just trying to gain Othellos trust This is shown when Iago talks about killing Roderigo because he was saying bad things about Othello Nine or ten times I had thought t have yerked him here under the ribs 12 4-6 The same thing happens again this time about Cassio With her - on her - what you will 41 42 Iago tells Othello about Cassio sleeping with Desdemona This appears to be Iagos smartest move because this causes the death of Desdemona and Cassio This part also appears important to Iago because he is finally made lieutenant Othello changes dramatically when he hears all these lies from Iago He is now less patient He hurries through many decisions to be made Such as the one to kill his wife He also jumps to conclusions too quickly This is shown when Iago and Bianca are talking about Cassio and Othello misinterprets them talking about Desdemona Ay let her rot and perish and be damned tonight for she shall not live 41 200- 201 Othello is planning Desdemonas death He appears to be very stressed out by the way he acts and talks He tries to think that everything is all right but based on what he hears from Iago it really isnt Iagos many plans to destroy Othello and others work well The destruction of Othello was mainly caused by himself
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