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Of all the characters presented in Shakespeares literature the most sinister one is without a doubt Iago He is a ruthless sociopath No other character can even come close to his evil Most of the antagonists present in Shakespeares plays have valid reasons for the troubles the cause Iago doesnt for the most part he just has a burning hatred for the world especially Othello Iago is the whole reason there is any conflict in Othello If he never had entered the play Othello would have married Desdimonia and they would have lived happily ever after Right from the beginning of the play to the very end he causes conflicts He is directly or indirectly responsible for the deaths of Othello Desdimona Emilia Cassio and Roderigo Which happen to be all of the main characters I believe Shakespeare didnt just want Iagos character to be evil I think he wanted him more to symbolize it All of the problems he causes are through lies treachery manipulation and a deep unknown hate Some of his hate is fueled by jealousy and revenge The ironic part is that he wants to be known as honest Iago Every act contains an evil plot set up by Iago They all play into his grand scheme In the very beginning of act 1 Iago displays his hatred for Othello He is angry at him for making Cassio the lieutenant Jealousy is his first motif He than tells Roderigo a former suitor of Desdimonia that Othello and Desdimonia are getting married The two of them then go and tell Desdimonias father Brabantio that Othello and his daughter just got eloped This infuriates Brabantio Soon after Brabantio gets a gang after Othello Iagos treachery is first displayed hear When Othello is confronted Iago is on his side Iago was the person who insighted the whole ordeal Act 1-3 is where Iago pieces together his whole
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