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Perfect people do not exist in this world of temptations failures and suffering In fact every person has weaknesses and there is always a possibility that someone will use those feeble points against that man Shakespeares play Othello shows an example of how one can control others exploiting their weaknesses and the consequences of such actions The character of Iago the antagonist in the tragedy Othello instigates chaos deception and gross manipulation He is the center of all the evil events in the play He manages to completely deceive everyone by displaying an honest facade Thus he is able to instill trust in all those around him Since no one sees him for the evil and deceiving man that he really is he manages to manipulate everyone He exerts control and power over others in order to fulfill his goals of destroying Cassio and completely demeaning Othello and ruining his reputation Roderigos passion to Desdemona his foolishness and trusting nature help Iago to succeed in his evil plan Another object of manipulation is Cassio whose love for women and wine as well as his concerns of reputation makes him a victim of Iagos brutal intentions The Moor the cause of Iagos revenge is described as someone who heavily relies on the advice of others which becomes used against him by his friend Also he becomes caught in Iagos web because of his disability to cope with jealousy put in his ear Othello jumps quickly into conclusions and finally kills Desdemona and himself that satisfies Iagos desire of revenge Therefore Iago is able to manipulate Roderigo Cassio and Othello by exploding their weaknesses Being a blind fool and maintaining hopeless love for Desdemona a woman of his dream Roderigo is hurt by Iago who uses his weak spots to fulfill the revenge Iago knows of Roderigos weakness of being totally devoted to Desdemona and of his obsession of winning her back so he exploits it well
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