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The tragedy Othello written by William Shakespeare shows several types of Contrast In this tragedy each main character is contrasted with another character who is the complete opposite of them Three specific contrasts shown in Othello are Iago and Cassio Iago and Desdemona and Iagos internal and external appearances All three of these contrasts are perfectly derived to be complete opposites The first contrast is Iago and Cassio Iago since the beginning of the play was very angry at Othello for appointing A great arithmetician one Michael Cassio a Florentine as his second in command instead of Iago himself I I 20-21 Iago was obviously a selfish person because he only cared about himself and did not bother to realize why Cassio had been given a higher rank Cassio on the other hand was always there to help and serve Othello in any way He was a generous person For example when Desdemona was supposed to sail to Cyprus to meet Othello Cassio stayed behind with Desdemona and accompanied her to Cyprus to make sure she got there safely Cassio did what any gentleman would have done He was a loyal soldier and would have done anything for Othello But Iago was an evil person with no remorse whatsoever for all of the conniving devious acts he was to commit later on in the play He was a deceitful person who was going to betray Othello a person who relied greatly on him But not only that Iago was also going to destroy the lives of other innocent people Iago was as cynical as the devil and should not have been trusted He used Others to further his own darkness and satisfy his thirst
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