Sunday, December 16, 2018

'Othello the Manipulator Essay\r'

'Shakespeare’s Othello: Iago, the attain Manipulator William Shakespeare’s â€Å"Othello” is a play consumed with deception, jealousy, and penalise, in the first place caused by a officeful â€Å"villain” named Iago (1. 1. 28). Although Iago presents himself as every star’s honest friend, he is always arduous to manipulate and deceive them, as shown in his speech communication â€Å"Whip me such honest knaves” (1. 1. 50). This heartless function even manipulates everyone more or less him including his companions Cassio, Rodrigo, and the Moor, Othello intending to gain power. His actions create a massive amount of jealousy and cult.\r\nAll of this avenge and manipulation first forms when Cassio is chosen for the position as Othello’s Lieutenant, a job which Iago wanted desperately. This sends Iago into a rage motivated by his hunger for power. His revenge towards Cassio first begins at a celebration when Iago pressures him i nto having one drink after a nonher knowing Cassio has a low tolerance with alcohol. Under pressure, Cassio argues, â€Å"Not tonight, undecomposed Iago: I have very poor and wretched brains for drinking: I could well wish manners would invent most former(a) custom of pastime” (2. . 1164-1167). Iago’s perfects his manipulation by taking gain of other’s weaknesses. Iago manipulates both Cassio and Rodrigo into fighting each(prenominal) other which results in Othello taking away Cassio’s title as Lieutenant. Using Cassio’s statework forcet, ”She’s a most exquisite lady” Iago is subject to use this to conjure a second coordinate propose to have Cassio’s reputation done for(p) by convincing Othello that Cassio and Desdemona are having an affair (2. 2. 1152).\r\nAlthough Iago cope withks revenge from Cassio for gaining Iago’s desired position as Lieutenant, his main(prenominal) interest of destruction is the Moor Othello, which is the archetypepiece of Iago’s many manipulative plots. Iago uses Othello’s beloved wife, Desdemona, to channelise advantage of Othello’s weakness. Iago implies, â€Å"Cassio my lord? No, sure, I kittynot theorise it; That he would steal away so guilty-like, beholding your coming” (3. 3. 1668-70). Iago’s coy assumption of Cassio overcomes Othello, do Othello think Iago is an honest friend he can trust.\r\nThis gained trust makes Iago’s plans of destruction much easier to accomplish. Iago, also, makes Othello make a conversation between Iago and Cassio, which he believes he is slightly Desdemona, when in fact their conversation is ab bring out Cassio’s prostitute Bianca. As the two men laugh and tell sexual stories, Othello goes into a jealous rage, at the thought of Cassio having these relations with Desdemona. Iago multiplies Othello’s rage as he talks about the situation, â€Å"Did you see how he laughed at his vice? ” (4. . 2602). He convinces genus Emilia to take Desdemona’s handkerchief, which was Othello’s first noteworthy gift to her. Iago sets the situation up so that the religious handkerchief will be found in Cassio’s room, and later is given to Cassio by Bianca in front of Othello. As Iago pumps more deceitful lies of Cassio and Desdemona’s affair into Othello’s head, Iago says, â€Å"And did you see the handkerchief? …and to see how he prizes the foolish woman your wife! She gave it him, and he hath given it his whore” (4. 1. 2604-08).\r\nOthello, having seen this will have each(a) the evidence he needs to suspect Cassio of the affair. Iago consequently manipulates Othello into killing his loyal wife by suggesting, â€Å"Do it not with poison, strangle her in her whop, even the bed she hath contaminated” (4. 2. 2638-39). Iago’s over whelming hunger for power is also shown though his best co mpanion, Rodrigo, whom is also in love with Desdemona. Discovering that Desdemona and Othello are married, frantic Rodrigo confides in Iago and asks, â€Å"What should I do? I confess it is my shame to be so fond; but it is not in my virtue to amend it” (1. . 673-676). As a master of deception, Iago proves to Rodrigo that Desdemona’s heart will be advantageously won by his lavish expensive gifts. With Rodrigo’s excessive amount of savings, Iago purchases these gifts that are intentionally for Desdemona and sells them for his profit. Secondly, Iago convinces Rodrigo into idea that Cassio and Emilia are having an affair. Iago manipulates Rodrigo into fighting Cassio at the celebration. Iago persuades Rodrigo by saying,Watch you to-night; for the command, I’ll lay’t upon you. Cassio knows you not.\r\nI’ll not be far from you: do you find some occasion to anger Cassio, either by discourse too loud, or tainting his discipline; or from what oth er course you please, which the time shall more favorable diplomatic minister (2. 1. 1064-70) In conclusion, Iago’s deception and manipulation plan to gain power completely fails as everything locomote to pieces. When Iago’s wife, Emilia, reveals Desdemona’s loyalty to Othello and all of Iago’s lies, it is far too late. After Othello murders his wife, he finds out all of Iago’s â€Å"honest words” were all lies and catches Iago in the act.\r\nIn the final scene, Iago says, â€Å"Demand me slide fastener: what you know, you know: from this time forth I never will speak word” (5. 2. 3665-66). In the end, Iago manipulated everyone around him so he could gain personal power. However, his self-centred goal of power is never reached and nothing is gained from Iago’s manipulative actions. Iago’s excessive lies and actions show that he is the main cause for so many problems containing deception, jealousy, rage, and revenge. urinate Cited Shakespeare, William. The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice. The NortonShakespeare: Tragedies. 2nd ed. Ed. Stephen Greenblatt. New York: W. W. Norton, 2008, 425-507.\r\n'

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