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Othello Essay The movie Othello is full of very believeable and well developed characters As it is a tradgedy thought we have to have a victim or victims in this case Othello and the cause of their misery which is Iago Iago manipulates Cassio Roderigo Emilia and Othello useing a variety of methods Iagos plots are skillfully crafted with multiple levels of intrigue Iago also pays attention to the smallest detail proveing his skill as a villian Thus Iago is a masterful villian who manipulates all those around him Iago manipultes Cassio Roderigo Emilia and Othello in several ways Cassio is manipulated by Iago first getting him fired Then under the guise of friendship Iago suggests that Cassio ask Desdemona for help in getting reinstated This is an ingenius move on as his part as Cassio must pursue Desdemonas help behind Othellos back Roderigo is manipulated by Iagos telling him to pursue Desdemona even though Desdemona is already married Although this is a blatent lie on Iagos part as the viewer sees not a single hint that Desdemona even acknowledges Roderigos existance it is so cleverly delivered to Roderigo that he takes as a fact even when the facts show otherwise Iago controls Emilia through her love that she has for him He uses her love of him to get her to steal Desdemonas handkerchief Othello is manipulated by suggestion and hints that are carefully worded and said at just the right moment Each one weakens his faith in Desdemona a little more Then Iago produces evidence to add weight to his innuendos The evidence is so believeably delivered and Othello already so incenced by Iagos words that Othello does not even question the truth of what he sees This skillful manipulation of those around qualifies Iago as a supreme villian Iagos plots are skillfully crafted and contain multiple levels of intrigue Iago gets Cassio drunk
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