Othello and Desdemona win their appeal, and Desdemona is to stay with Iago, until she can come to Cyprus and meet Othello there. This caused Iago to hate Othello and seek revenge. Love consumes all those who take part in it, and in Othello's case… 1466 Words 6 Pages Shakespeare has an exceptional ability to compose plays full of deceit, trickery, murderous revenge, and jealousy. She bids Othello do the sensible thing and ask Cassio how he obtained her handkerchief, but this is too rational for Othello, who has already ordered his murder. Bianca defends Cassio when he is stabbed by Roderigo and goes to look after him. This suggests to us that Desdemona is considering the idea of marrying Othello.
Here, Iago suggests that his wife, Emilia, has cheated on him with Othello. The section is also put into a homosexual context, as 'men are men'. The reader can visualize the struggle between pure and misguided love inside Othello. Also, it is Iago's jealousy of Othello that drives him to destroy both Othello and Desdemona. He uses ploce, to emphasise Cassio's name, as he truly is friends with him, not just an officer. Iago tells Othello that his wife may not be faithful. 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.
The first scene of Othello presents a conversation between Roderigo, the disappointed suitor of Desdemona, and Iago, concerning incidents of which Othello is the chief agent. It may be that the dramatist, who was a man of peace and had little admiration for the Caesars and 'other great warriors, is here taking his opportunity to show how little of the higher virtues dwells in great military ability. Although the love between Iago and Roderigo as well as Cassio and Bianca play a role in proving that misguided love overtakes true love, the strongest example of misguided love occurs between Iago and Othello. But the fact that he makes Othello a Moor, and so designates him throughout the play, must also be accounted for. We find that the hardest part of life can be the one that is the most common in every person 's life. These can range from convincing Roderigo to serve Cassio another glass of wine, to leading Othello to the conclusion that he can only save himself and mankind from her deceitful acts of betrayal, by killing Desdemona.
Iago analyzes the psychology of each of his victims Othello, Desdemona, Cassio, Roderigo and manipulates the situations, his own speeches, and evidence in ways that best suits his plots for each victim, but the one person who is able to bring his downfall is his own wife, the one person he underestimates and, sadly, the person he probably most should have understood. The first thing they do is to rouse up Brabantio, and under his leadership institute a search for the eloping pair. He was quite equal to the task of maintaining his military, or semi-barbaric, relations to the state, and rose to the highest command in Venice. Act 1 Scene 3 Iago hates Othello for something he is not even sure of and already wants to plot a plan. This also shows that she is not a submissive, passive character in that she decided she wanted him, and she pursued him. The dramatist has almost completely changed the point of view of the whole story, by inventing an entirely new, and perhaps loftier if not better, motive for his lago. She is friendly with Cassio and promises to help him get his job back when he loses it for fighting.
However, Iago hates Othello and uses Othello's trust against him to convince him that his wife is having an affair with Cassio. She steals the handkerchief in order to make him happy and perhaps strengthen their relationship: I'll have the work ta'en out, And give't lago: what he will do with it Heaven knows, not I; I nothing but to please his fantasy. To praise this fictitious woman would flatter her own self-image, without forcing Iago to directly praise her. His skill with words and his cruel actions allowed him to control all of those around him and destroy each of their lives. Though Othello is constantly confronted by stereotypes, he manages to evade them through his nobility and individuality. However, the personal relationship between Othello and Iago is much more complex. Revenge is a very character driven attribute which is proven through the character of Iago and how he is able to manipulate Othello through his actions.
Othello has never gone in and out of fashion like some of Shakespeare other plays. He is one of the most appealing, controversial and ambitious of all the characters. However, this view of himself will prove troublesome when he is unable to acknowledge his jealousy and lust; his inability to reconcile himself with these two aspects of his personality means that his comeuppance is almost certain. Love in Othello Essay Through out the tragic play Othello, Shakespeare illustrates many different types of love. But Iago assures him that the match will not last long, and at any time, Desdemona could come rushing to him. This is possibly because of their universal theme which is love and how the play has a narrow focus on three characters, Othello, Iago and Desdemona.
In the volume Shakespeare and Tragedy John Bayley denies that jealousy is a major causative factor in the play: The play eludes with ease any attempt to pin it down to a solution: why it happened, what caused it, what weakness in Othello was involved? If you are not wild about Venetian noblewomen, you can identify with Emilia. Iago manipulates Othello into believing his true love and faithful wife Desdemona is a harlot who is sleeping with the beloved Cassio. Marriage has made Emilia cynical about male-female relationships; she knows she is merely 'food' for Iago, acceptable until she disobeys him and refuses to be silent, at which point she is dismissed as a 'villainous whore'. This is also backed up in Othello's opening judgment where he claims, 'Though he had twinned with me, both at birth shall lose me. But Emilia doesn't know that, until the end. Iago lusts for power, but his sense of power is attained by manipulating and annihilating others in a cruel and unusual way.
Now, we know this is completely untrue. The main focus of this essay is on the relationship of the Moor Othello, a valiant and a respected general, with Iago who is considered one of the most evil villains in all of Shakespeare. But, it is the women, their characters and actions, which are justified. Cassio gives no explanation, Montano pleads self-defence, and say that Iago knows best, so Iago is ordered to speak, 'Iago, who began't? He won her affection by telling her stories about his past and she defies her father to marry him. Iago trusts nobody, likes nobody. Their joint appeal to Brabantio will be the best possible plan of attack on Othello, as it will show Othello in opposition to the law and to a senator of the state. In this first scene, Iago has foreshadowed the great deceptions that he will engineer.
Another form of misguided love in Othello occurs between Bianca and Cassio. No other character can even come close to his evil Iago: The 1. Since Iago himself is two-faced, Janus seems to be a fitting figure for Iago to invoke. One of Shakespeare's most credible characteristics in his writing is his ability to compose a play in which has a story that originates, and strides on lies. He is willing to take revenge on anyone—Othello, Desdemona, Cassio, Roderigo, even Emilia—at the slightest provocation and enjoys the pain and damage he causes.
We can tell this from what he says about Desdemona; ''A maiden never bold; of spirit so still and 858 Words 4 Pages Desdemona in William Shakespeare's Othello In Act One, Scene Three when we first hear of Desdemona through her father Brabantio, the image of a small, shy and innocent young girl comes to mind. He hates himself because he is jealous of all the things that other people have in their lives and he does not. It also suggests torture, which is proleptic of Iago's torturing at the end of the play. It is a common thing—To have a foolish wife. How to cite this article: Crawford, Alexander W. When Emilia talks about her husband, she calls him a stubborn man. He sees and uses her as a pawn in his schemes, but he never really focuses on her.