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The play of Othello is like you are pushing a huge boulder up a steep mountain and then it finally reaches the top and it goes down the other side and nothing can stop it This is how I see the action in Othello Iago spends the whole time plotting and conspiring with the audience and then he finally pushes Othello over the edge Iago manages this in several ways through imagery sewing the seed in Othellos mind and reverse psychology However all of these ways boil down to one thing Iago throughout the play plays on Othellos own insecurities about race and Desdemona Iagos language throughout the play is very rich and amazingly descriptive so much so that it actually acts as a projector projecting vivid clear pictures into the audiences and more importantly Othellos mind Iagos speech in Act 3 scene 3 is where the one of the richest images is created He is describing a night through which he lay with Cassio and witnessed a so-called dream In this dream Cassio is meant to have said Sweet Desdemona let us be wary let us hide our loves He then goes on to describe how Cassio began to kiss Iago and laid his leg over my thigh This imagery is so strong because it places Iago in Desdemonas position and which somehow makes it more real Also the tale suggests that Cassio and Desdemona have already slept with each other However the main point of this specific use of imagery is that the image it creates is a homosexual one which takes the image to a new level and makes it even more disgusting to Othello Another method used by Iago is the suggestion of an event or feeling and then the denial This covers his tracks but very cleverly he knows that once an idea has been put into Othellos head that no matter what Iago says Othello will
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