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The Evil Iago
This paper portrays Iago as the epitome of evil in Shakespeare's "Othello".
# 111955 | 847 words | 1 source | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Feb 05, 2009 in Drama and Theater (English) , Shakespeare (Othello)

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The paper describes Iago in Shakespeare's "Othello" as one who is bent on destroying the lives of others, has a bloated sense of pride, is consumed by jealousy, and is clever enough to manipulate Othello. The paper shows how Shakespeare's Iago is a masterful creation because we love to hate him.

From the Paper:

"While William Shakespeare's play, Othello, is no doubt about the tragedy we discover in Othello's life, it could easily be called Iago because of the tragedy we find in Iago's character. Iago is perhaps Shakespeare's most fascinating creation because he is so evil. As the play progresses, we discover that he has no substantial reason to behave the way he does and certainly he has no justifiable reason to do what he does. Iago is a man bent on destroying the lives of others and proves to do a very good job at it. Iago concocts the perfect plan for taking a person down and follows it though. He is evil and proud of it and he is extremely clever. Iago is clever in more than one way and this makes him dangerous to his enemies. Iago is significant not only because he is evil but also because without him, there would be no play."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Shakeaspeare, William. Othello. Kennth Muir, ed. New York: Penguin Books. 1968.

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