There is this idea that men that do not love themselves love women too much and it is women that have corrupted their original way of thinking. Significance to theme- One of the main concerns in this play is good and evil. Let us be conjunctive in our revenge against him. He hates Michael Cassio as he took the promotion that Iago was supposed to have, and thus in his plan he is both going to use him against the Moor and get him fired from his military status. It seems that no matter how lunatic he may become, and murderous even, he will not be blamed for the murk of Iago's manipulations will overshadow all of Othello's indiscretions.
It seems Shakespeare developed a very maniacal character but not one that is unreal. The clips of Act 1, scene 3 and the final soliloquy as Robin and Take stated above, are different, especially the camera angles. The entire passage is saying how he feels his methods of manipulation are what every man should do, and that everything he is doing is right and with that, everything everyone else is doing is wrong. Throughout his soliloquies, Iago discloses his true evil nature as well as the nature of other characters. In The Tragedy of Othello by William Shakespeare this character is Iago. Make after him, poison his delight, Proclaim him in the streets. Othello's tight attachment to Desdemona is what Iago is planning to use to manipulate Othello.
Iago has a reputation for honesty, for reliability and direct speaking. He believes what Iago tells him so strongly that he compromises his close relationship with his best friend and his love for his wife. Throughout the play he has a plan to bring down a general named Othello, this plan goes from, what seems like, strength to strength. Many politicians seem to fit into this category, manipulating people for manipulation sake. Iago often does not know if his reasons are true but will behave as if they are just so that he has a reason to hate Othello. Of course, it is unlikely that Othello and Emilia actually had an affair, but Iago is so used to lying and deceiving that he assumes that everyone else must be doing it too, and therefore he becomes paranoid about even the slightest thing.
In this soliloquy Iago is telling Rodrigo how he is betraying Othello and not really working for him but just working for him to serve his own purposes. Cassio and Iago, his second in command, will see to this. Iago knows exactly what to say to every other character that will provoke and enrage their jealousy or motive. It also allows us to reflect on how revenge has wide ramifications, in this case it destroys the victim and the perpetrator. Conclusion He then refers to Othello as being as easy to lead as a donkey. His voice tone suddenly changes, from when he was talking to Roderigo to when he starts his soliloquy.
His argument would be that Desdemona had helped Cassio out of her secret love for him. This shows a sense of competitiveness, but the lack of the talk of jealousy takes away from the significance of the speech as a whole. Without it, it makes Iago seem more like a traitorous, untrustworthy loser. By removing this line, and others like it, we lose this sense of belief, which is important in establishing a character's personality. Cassio's a proper man: let me see now: To get his place and to plume up my will In double knavery—How, how? A psychopath is remarkably intelligent when it comes to concealing their true thoughts and most inner feelings. A soliloquy can be defined when a character speaks to themselves, essentially the audience, revealing their thoughts. Shakespeare allows the audience insight into what Iago plots to use the handkerchief for through use of a short soliloquy in Act 3, Scene 3.
They constantly change the audience's opinion of him. Iago is very determined and emotionless. By setting up Cassio and Desdemona to talk, he can twist their interaction into a sign of Desdemona being unfaithful to Othello. However after examining the text, it can be stated that Iago is not a pure evil charactor, but was once honest and kind and still has honesty within him. Iago is a devious man, a liar, a manipulator, and a psychopath.
Yet, as the audience is well informed by the end of the first act, he appears to be quite the opposite. Since Othello is a tragic hero, he has a flaw that he is not able to overcome and leads to his downfall. The fifth soliloquy is about killing his uncle and how he cannot do it while he is praying other wise he would be admitted to heaven. He has turned evil to get his life back on track, but shows remnants of a conscience. One of the most infamous characters throughout this play is Iago.
From the first scene of the play to the last, Iago is able to be trusted by everyone. The tragic protagonist of the play is no one other than Othello, who the play is named after. Hamlet is often speaking out loud when he is by himself. Iago also knows that Cassio is a good looking gentlemen and that will make it more believable to Othello if it was Cassio who was having an affair with Desdemona. It is Iago's goal, seemingly, to transform the perception of almost every character in the play--from Cassio to Roderigo--to the opposite of what it had been. When the latter half of the simile is removed, but the first part is kept, the meaning is distorted, and it makes his plan seem less believable and less thought out to the reader and the audience. The last soliloquy that I would like to point out is in act 3 scene 3.
So will I turn her virtue into pitch, And out of her own goodness make the net That shall enmesh them all. Second, it shows a possible sense of admiration that Iago might feel towards Othello. The one man who survived Iago's attempt to kill him, Cassio, is the only major character left standing at the end of the play. Otherwise, it seems like he just randomly rambles about people who use others, and then goes on to talk about how he follows himself and no one else. Again Iago uses the soliloquy to tell the audience his plans, however by doing this we also realise notice Iago's quick nature to think on his feet and manipulate situations, and this gives us a small insight into his character.
In Othello Shakespeare presents Iago in this clever way as it would take a very scheming villain to go up against such a significant hero. The most important advantage for Iago of all, is of course his reputation among all the people. Why does he believe Othello slept with his wife? Iago clearly sees his position on the playing field and intends to use it to his advantage to fulfill his wanting of revenge. Throughout the play Othello almost every character at one time or another referred to Iago as an honest man while the audience saw Iago cruelly and viciously lie and deceive one character after another, trapping them all in a jealous rage. So will I turn her virtue into pitch, And out of her own goodness make the net That shall enmesh them all. How am I then a villain To counsel Cassio to this parallel course, Directly to his good? Each thing Iago says is cause for worry. He holds me well; The better shall my purpose work on him.