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The Different Sides of Iagos Character In Shakespeares Othello Iago carefully and masterfully entraps Othello into believing that his wife Desdemona is having an affair with Cassio He does this through a series of suggestions and hesitations that entice and implant images into Othellos head that lead him to his own end More importantly Iago gives Othello the motive to murder his own innocent wife Desdemona satisfying Iagos huge appetite for revenge The motive for Iagos devious plan is initially made clear in the first of three major soliloquies in which he proclaims Othello has had an affair with his wife Emilia And it is thought abroad that twixt my sheets Hes done my office Iiii The irony behind this line is where he continues I know not ift be true But I for mere suspicion in that kind Will do as if for suretyIiii Iago is so paranoid and insane that he will go far as murdering and even fool a general into murdering his wife At the same time Iago conducts a plan to take over Cassios position as lieutenant using Desdemonas weakness her naivety He disgraces Cassio by intoxicating him enough so he strikes Roderigo Othello then discharges Cassio of his Lieutenancy when he says Cassio I love thee But nevermore be officer of mine IIiii It was therefore understandable that he would fall to the mercy of Iago completely unaware of the inevitable effects Iago reveals his plan to the reader in his third soliloquy when he states His soul is so unfettered to her love That she may make unmake do what she list Even as her appetite shall play the god With his weak function And she for him pleads strongingly to the Moore Ill pour this pestilence into his ear That she repels him for her bodys lust And by how much she strives to do him good She shall undo her credit with the Moor
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