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The seven deadly sins have been used for centuries to educate humanity on their own tendency to sin These immoralities consist of sloth wrath greed lust envy gluttony and pride A figure that was greatly influenced by one of these sins was Lucifer His greatest sin was pride which was the reason he fell from heaven He wanted to be God and when he couldnt he rebelled After falling Satan became the instigator of sin in mankind He lured Eve into eating the apple and therefore created the first sin in the human race As Lucifer tainted mankind Iago corrupted Othello and others around him in the play Othello Iagos pride drove him to commit other deadly sins and also pushed him to persuade others to sin Iago was passed over for a promotion before the beginning of the play This obviously hurt his pride to a great extent He came to resent Othello because of his wounded pride Iago has an image of himself that he holds in the highest regards The fact that there is someone more qualified than him doesnt fit that self-image After this most people would not make it their lifes purpose to sabotage and injure the person they blame for their misfortunes Iago could have just worked hard to show Othello that he had made the wrong choice in promoting Cassio This is not an ideal option for Iago because of another sin sloth Instead of putting the work in he manipulates others to get what he wants Iago is lazy because doing good acts would take longer to be recognized for Sabotaging others is a faster and more immediate path to gratification These sinful shortcuts will affect the people in Iagos path of destruction Envy of others can be a very powerful emotion to have One does not only covet
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