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In Othello by William Shakespeare Iago is obviously very deceiving but this may be because he is trying to become more liked and powerful Examples of this are shown very frequently You see this when Iago is trying to convince Othello that Desdemona is cheating on him Iago also uses this to gain power with Roderigo when he constantly makes him do the dirty work Iago appears to use his honesty to deceive and hurt people but really he could be trying to gain power and friendsIago is constantly deceiving everyone throughout the book just to ruin relationships and cause pain to people When Iago is trying to split up Othello and Desdemona this shows how he just wants to split them up for no reason except his feelings against Othello One example of this is when Iago says It were a tedious difficulty I think To bring them to that prospect Damn them then If ever mortal eyes do see them bolster More than their own 33 397-400 This shows how desperate Iago is to split the pair up It also shows how little Iago has to do for Othello to believe him Iago thought that destroying their relationship would be the perfect revenge Iago definitely shows hatred for Othello and shows it very frequently throughout he play Another reason Iago might be lying to and deceiving people is because he just wants power Iago goes against Othello because he is jealous of him and he wants to also be known as noble For example with Roderigo Iago constantly lies and deceives him This is shown when Iago says But sir be you ruled by me I have brought you from Venice Watch you tonight For the command Ill layt upon you 21 261-263Roderigo falls for it and this makes Iago gain power over him Iago has power over him because he can convince Roderigo to do his dirty work for him Lastly
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