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On Saturday October 14 2000 I choose to go to Othello at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence RI The sad thing to say is it was my moms birthday I felt obligated to go with her but after all I kind of enjoyed myself at the performance Although I really wasnt into seeing a play on a Saturday at twelve oclock I went for my mom and IAC One of the most intriguing characters in the tragic play Othello by William Shakespeare is Othellos friend Iago At first glance Iago seems to have no motive for the destruction he is causing However despite Iagos unquestionable malignancy the motivation behind his actions lie more in Iagos quest for personal gain as opposed to just being evil for evils sake In order to achieve his personal gain Iago manipulates Rodrigo Cassio and most importantly Othello Iagos main interest is the destruction of Othello The reason being that Othello has chosen another man Cassio as his second-in-command preferring him to Iago This resentment accompanied by Iagos fabricated accusations of adultery and his blatan racism cause Iago to despise Othello and shortly thereafter begin to conspire against him Instead of just killing Othello Iago proceeds to attack him emotionally Iago begins to manipulate the people around him in order to hurt Othello and make him think that his wife Desdimona and Cassio are having an affair The first to fall victim to Iagos manipulation is Rodrigo Iago knows Rodrigo has feelings Desdemona and would do anything to make her his own Iago tells Rodrigo that the only way to win Desdemonas love is to make money to procure gifts for her However Iago is just taking those gifts intended for Desdemona and keeping them for himself and in doing so making a substantial profit Rodrigo eventually starts to question Iagos honesty When faced with this accusation Iago simply offers that killing Cassio will aid
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