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Iago's Plot
This paper examines a passage from William Shakespeare's tragedy "Othello."
# 99933 | 796 words | 1 source | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 07, 2007 in Drama and Theater (English) , Literature (English) , English (Analysis) , Shakespeare (Othello)

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The paper analyzes a passage from "Othello" in which Iago first conceives of his plot to inflame Othello's jealousy against his wife. The paper shows how it is in this passage that Iago effectively defines his plan of action that leads to the tragic destruction of the play's primary characters. The paper highlights how the passage is critical to our understanding of both the action of the play and the complex character and motivations of Iago.

From the Paper:

"This passage is situated in the play directly after the failure of Iago's initial plot to hurt Othello; in which he had stirred Desdemona's father, Brabantio, into a rage at the thought that the Moor had seduced and "stolen" his daughter (I.1). This plot fails when both Othello and Desdemona are brought before the Duke of Venice, where both Othello's nobility and Desdemona's protestations of her love for him sway the Duke in favour of the couple (I.3). Yet, this plot having completely failed, Iago nonetheless continues to scheme. At this point, Shakespeare is compelled to reveal the reason why Iago seems so driven to hurt his master. Significantly, it is Iago's own jealous belief that Othello has slept with Iago's wife that, Iago states, fuels his rage: "I hate the Moor,/ And it is thought abroad that 'twixt my sheets / He's done my office" (I.3.380-382)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Shakespeare, William. Othello. Ed. Kenneth Muir. London: Penguin, 2005.

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