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In Act 2 scene 1 Iagos comment that Othello and Desdemona are well tuned is a metaphor of harmonic music in which he uses to indicate the current harmony of Othellos marriage However the comment is then followed by Iagos vow to set down the pegs which show his intentions to disrupt the harmony between them When Iago and Roderigo are left alone together Iago sees this as an opportunity to manipulate Roderigo by telling him that Desdemona is directly in love with him him being Cassio because she must necessarily tire of Othello However although Roderigo finds it impossible to believe Iago continues by supporting his allegation by overwhelming him with his arguments that Desdemona only fell in love with Othello because of his bragging and fantastical lies of the stories that he told her about his life Iagos argument is sophisticated with the use of rhetorical questions in which he uses with the intent to make an infatuated Roderigo hesitant of Cassio Mark me with what violence she first loved the Moor but for and telling her fantastical lies And will she still love him for prating Her eye must be fed And what delight shall she have to look on the devil Now sir this granted - as it is a most pregnant and unforced position - who stands so eminent in the degree of this fortune as Cassio does The way that Iago uses his rhetorical questions are effective because he creates a visual before it in order to make Roderigo think about what Iago is telling him The rhetorical questions within Iagos explanation make it seem as if he had already planned on what he would say and how he would say it to give the impression that he isnt misleading Roderigo In the quotation Her eye must be fed And what delight shall she have to look on the devil Iago compares Othello with the
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