Desdemona enters to bring Othello to dinner, and they talk briefly before they exit the stage. In the opening of Othello, Iago convinces Roderigo to join him in plotting against Othello by using Roderigo's love for Desdemona to provoke ill feelings towards Othello. This obsession causes him to unquestioningly believe anything Iago says in hopes of getting Desdemona. And so much duty as my mother showed to you, preferring you before her father, so much I challenge that I may profess due to the Moor my lord. Anthony Burgess, a Shakespearean critic, believes that Othello's color has nothing to do with Iago.
Shakespeare uses a number of techniques to express the manipulaton of Iago in this scene. Conclusion Iago is saying that Desdemona is good, as long as Othello thinks she has, further corrupting his mind, which is what Iago wants. That is what makes his parting shot, What you know, you know, so terrifying for, by then, Othello has become a thing, incapable of knowing anything. And that was all accomplished through one guy named Iago. Yet, Iago successfully manipulates Roderigo to his purposes, as he and Cassio fight, leaving only Cassio for Iago to deal with. The first impression formed of Iago comes from what Roderigo says. He alludes that Desdemona, having betrayed her father, is very likely to betray Othello.
Othello becomes jealous and suspicious of Desdemona. Some points are well supported by appropriate quotes but in places more textual references are needed. In closing, Iago undermines each characters weakness to succeed in his strategic schemes against them. Iago anticipates and manipulates the other characters so skilfully that they seem to be acting simultaneously of their own free will and as Iago's puppets. Iago took advantage of Roderigo's feelings for Desdemona in order to fulfill his own desires.
Iago is able to manipulate different characters throughout Othello by appearing to be honest and trustworthy, and using this to make people believe what he is saying is the truth. In Shakespeare's Othello, there is one character in Iago that fulfills all of these qualifications. But there are, I believe, insuperable objections to taking these reasons, as some critics have done, at their face value. Iago of Othello William Shakespeare began writing tragedies because he believed the plots used by other English writers were lacking artistic purpose and form. His role-playing enables him to become stage manager and dramatist, controlling his victim's fates increasingly effortlessly until he is unmasked by his wife, Emilia, whose obedience he ironically took for granted. Iago has also a wife, Emilia. He has never been heart broken before and now all his emotions of melancholy are running through his mind.
Thus do I ever make my fool my purse? Ok so now that he gets the trust of people he can work with that, he would make everyone he came in contact with feel as if he was on their side. Through the inter and intra personal dialogue between Othello and Iago… 2000 Words 8 Pages The Destruction of Innocence in Othello One way, albeit a partial way, of reading the tragedy of 'Othello' is too see it as the destruction of innocence, trust, and idealized love by a cynical and maliciously motivated worldliness, which regards the very existence of innocence and beauty as its motivation: 'the divinity of hell'. Thus he is able to instill trust in all those around him. The character of Iago, the antagonist in the tragedy Othello, instigates chaos, deception, and gross manipulation. Structurally scene 1 opens with the witches gathered together reciting plans about meeting Macbeth, establishing an occult malevolence which permeates the play. Again, Othello uses a hyperbole by referring to Cassio as a slave and saying he has forty thousand lives.
At this, Othello is filled with rage and feels that his suspicions have been confirmed. Whereto we see in all things nature tends. Iago's ability to bend and sometimes replace the truth with his own lies drives the overall action of the play. Iago portrays an act of being persuasive and helpful to the other characters in the play, yet as the audience we see his hatred, selfishness, and jealousy. Plots and murders ensue and Othello returns to the castle to kill his innocent wife. He is willing to do whatever it takes to win her over from the Moor, and Iago being as intent as a cat pouncing on a ball of yarn automatically notices this. Shakespeare's play Othello shows an example of how one can control others exploiting their weaknesses and the consequences of such actions.
In conclusion, it was so easy for Iago to manipulate Roderigo because of his strong love for Desdemona and continuous rejection, his lack of intelligence causing him to make the same mistakes constantly after each other not knowing why nor understanding why, and his self-consciousness and jealousy of Othello feeling like he is way better than him because Desdemona chose him. Iago has succeeded in reducing Cassio to a pitiful state; a state in which he will be highly suggestible due to his desperation. Thus, with the promise that Desdemona might be swayed to divorce Othello and marry Roderigo, Iago procures whatever funds he wishes:? Although Roderigo is reluctant at first, he relents once Iago insists that this will win him Desdemona. Roderigo is used for his money, Iago tells him repeatedly to 'put money in thy purse' I, 3, 330. However, we have to question what Iago's aims in Othello actually are. One of the main reasons why it was so easy for Iago to psychologically manipulate him, is by convincing him that he only wants to get rid of Othello in order to help him Roderigo with winning over Desdemona, and that if he goes out and makes money, in exchange Iago will get Desdemona to fall for him.
Roderigo is blinded by his love for Desdemona, and is prepared to try anything to win her heart. Instead of having a character describe Iago for the audience, Shakespeare allows Iago to paint his own character portrait. He uses their individual aspirations and passions to motivate them to whatever devious plan he desires. Othello on the other hand appears to be a wise general who only has one weakness in particular: Desdemona. Also, by always using rhetorical questions, he never does address what it is Othello is talking about. Introduction How does Iago manipulate different characters in order to achieve his aims? His trusting nature is completely under the power of Iago who provides a support for him.
So Iago accomplished all his tasks with those simple techniques. Being gullible, Roderigo has given Iago his purse. He cocoons Othello with a coat of lies, using his doubtand jealousy to turn him against Desdemona. What makes it impossible for us to condemn him self-righteously is that, in our culture, we have all accepted the notion that the right to know is absolute and unlimited. He manifests his goal right from the beginning. Good your grace, pardon me; Neither my place nor aught I heard of business Hath raised me from my bed, nor doth the general care. Although people today have the benefit of psychology, back in the 1600s people with severe psychological disorders were left un-medicated and free to roam as citizens of society.
He is the personification… 1381 Words 6 Pages William Shakespeare's Othello is a remarkable tale of trust, deceitfulness, lust and the most destructive of human emotions: vengeance and hatred. Like a King has to have a Queen, a man must have a wife or a companion. It is a tale all about jealousy and manipulation by one of the main characters, Iago. This hurts Roderigo's pride because everyone who is considered important isn't alone. Performances: I was quite disappointed with the portrayal of.