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In act one of Othello Shakespeares character Iago shows how deceitful and disloyal people can be Iagos disloyalty towards Othello and Cassio is portrayed through the lies he tells to Barbantio Othello and Cassio Othello wants revenge on Othello because he thinks that Othello slept with his wife Emilia and because he gave Cassio the promotion Iago thought he deserved Therefor he also wants to get back at Cassio In the first scene Iago and Roderigo wake up Barbantio by yelling at him from outside his house When he comes outside they tell him that Othello has stolen his daughter Desdemona although Desdemona willingly married Othello His disloyalty is evident by his disrespectful comments about Othello especially when he says an old black ram is tupping your white ewe Othello p13 Iago continues to deceive Othello in the second scene The first time the two are together Iago warns Othello that Barbantio has sent a search party after him He is pretending to be Othellos friend even though he is the one that convinced Barbantio to seek out Othello When they see somebody approaching them Iago warns Othello those are the raised father and his friends You were best go in p23 This is when Iagos deceit becomes painfully obvious When Othello is not around he has nothing good to say about him I hate the Moor p55 However when he is face to face with Othello he acts like he cares about him He acts like his friend Iago also does the same thing to Cassio He plans his attack of lies on Cassio when he says about Cassio he holds me well The better shall my purpose work on him p55 Which means that because Cassio likes him it will not be hard for Iago to trick him These three examples are a mere taste of what Iago does throughout the story However they are very good examples They show how deceitful and
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