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OTHELLO Iago is one of the more interesting characters in Shakespeares play Othello Iago can be described as an evil jealous manipulative and a revenge seeking character In fact Iago is so manipulative throughout the entire play that it benefits him but also causes his wife Emilia Othello Desdemona and Roderigo to die It is also said that Iago is perhaps the best villain that a character has ever been In the beginning of the play Iago is extremely jealous and seeking revenge on Michael Cassio and Othello because of a promotion Iago thought he deserved but didnt get While Iago remains only as ensign to Othello Michael Cassio was promoted to lieutenant even though he was ranked under Iago to start with Even though this incident happens in the very beginning of the play it is the motivator for Iago to destroy the lives of Michael Cassio and Othello Being that Iago is so intelligent and he know that he has the trust and respect from Othello being that Othello calls him by the name of honest Iago Iago goes right to work in deceiving everyone around him Almost right away he notices that Cassio and Desdemona Othellos wife are very good friends When the boats are arriving in Cyprus Iago notices that they are holding hands as they are speaking with each other A little later in the play Iago tells his wife Emilia to steal Desdemonas handkerchief that Othello had given her so that is exactly what she does However Emilia does not know that her amoral husband is going to plant the handkerchief in Michael Cassios sleeping chamber Besides what Iago has already done he still does more One day he and Othello are talking and being the manipulative person Iago is he convinces Othello that Desdemona is cheating on him with Cassio However Othello says he will not believe it until he has proof in which Iago responds by
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