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How is Iago the PERSONIFICATION of evil Be sure to define evil and cite specific examples references and incidents that support your definition of evil Iago is Satan incarnate Although Othello honestly believes that Iago is one of the most truthful and faithful servants he has ever had Iago is truly innately evil because Iago constantly plots against Othello and repeatedly conspires against everybody in the play Because of Iagos evil characteristics he does not deserve the trust that Othello bestows upon him Iago demonstrates all of the greatest traits of evil he lies misleads people wears two faces and he frames and manipulates people any chance he has Evil is Iago and Iago fits the definition of evil morally bad or wrong wickedness Iago is inherently evil Through out the Shakespeare play Othello Iago displays numerous characteristics synonymous with evil characters One of Iagos such traits is his consistent lying to numerous people through out the play The majority of Iagos lies are through omission he does not tell the whole truth More than anybody Iago lies to Othello in this manner Iago does not tell Othello that he has been supporting all of the things that have been going astray for Othello One such incident was when Iago rallied Roderigo and joined in a mutual hatred for Othello Roderigo hated Othello because Roderigo wanted to get with Desdemona The incident with the most significance concerning Iagos lying was that of the handkerchief given to Desdemona by Othello As Othello discovers that Michael Cassio is in possession of the handkerchief Iago neglects to mention to Othello that he was the main pushing force in seeing to it that Cassio comes to have possession of the handkerchief Othello makes it very easy for Iago to lie to him It is so easy for Iago because Othello is entirely too trusting and hes blind to Iagos attempts at knavery Iago
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