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How Evil is Seen in Shakespeares Othello - A Character Study of Iago - By Amber Santos In Othello one can see the battle between the deceitful forces of evil and the innocence of good mixing like watercolors that are too wet The characters themselves can be viewed as a mix of both good and evil with the exception of two Desdemona who is spotless and Iago who has no good in him They are our two extremes and the walls between which the rest of the characters all a mix of good and evil will interact with one another What is Iago I am not what I am he says Iago is fully aware of and confident in his ability to manipulate and improvise situations and people to his benefit and does so frequently and cleverly Iago is smart He is an expert judge of peoples characters and weaknesses and uses this to his advantage His ultimate motivation is this defeat of good by the wrath of evil The first to fall victim to Iagos manipulation is foolish Roderigo Roderigo is in lust with Desdemona and would go to almost any length to have her reciprocate these feelings Iago tells Roderigo that the only way to win Desdemonas love is to take all of his land sell it for cash and follow Desdemona to Cyprus put money in thy purse 13382-423 We see that Iago can get a substantial profit from this in his soliloquy which begins Thus do I ever make my fool my purse 13426 Roderigo eventually starts to question Iagos honesty When faced with an accusation Iago simply offers that killing Cassio will aid his pursuit of Desdemona and foolish Roderigo unquestioningly falls for it shown by his reaction to the proposed murder I have no great devotion to the deed And yet he hath given me satisfying reasons Tis but a man gone Forth my
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