The main problem that IÕve noticed in this play is a lack of communication and trust between the characters. Iago will ruin Othello's relationship with Desdemona as a means of revenge for Othello's promoting Cassio instead of himself (Iago). The most important result would be Cassio's demotion. This could be interpreted as a complement, for the audience is very clear of Iago’s mental ability and therefore must a great soldier. Cassio believes Iago is a better soldier than a scholar. He is stabbed in the leg and falls to the ground. Disgusted with the thought of Desdemona in bed with Cassio, Othello starts to become paranoid, envisioning his so called “lieutenant” with his wife. Overall, Iago mainly manipulated Roderigo, Cassio, and Othello in order Iago (/ i ˈ ɑː É¡ oʊ /) is a fictional character in Shakespeare's Othello (c. 1601–1604). Iago evidently tries to damage Cassio's character when he says, "What, man! Pages 65 This preview shows page 55 - … Iago uses Cassio in his scheme to destroy Othello; Iago insinuates throughout that Cassio is having an affair with Othello's wife, Desdemona. Othello is pleased to see what he thinks is Cassio's dead body. You do love my lord: 10 : You have known him long; and be you well assured : He shall in strangeness stand no further off : Than in a polite distance. What the dramatic effect of the entry of lodovico. Iago’s motives are twisted. Strumpet, I come. Bounteous madam, whatever shall become of Michael Cassio, he's never any thing but your servant. Why, stay, and hear me speak. This conflation of honesty with soldierly bluntness disadvantages Desdemona, who can never communicate her honesty in this manner. School GEMS World Academy; Course Title ENGLISH MISC; Uploaded By juliebaudelet. What was the purpose of Iago's plan? Iago managed to manipulate Iago into thinking Cassio was the true person in the way of Rodrigo marrying Desdemona. Roderigo and Iago attack Cassio. 3. Contents. Iago uses this opportunity to accuse Cassio that he is cheating with Desdemona. When Iago is telling Othello that Brabantio is coming after him, a group of men with torches appear, and Iago thinks it's Brabantio, but it's Cassio with a message for Othello: "The duke does greet you, general, / And he requires your haste-post-haste appearance, / Even on the instant" (1.2.36-38).Othello steps inside the inn, probably to say goodbye to Desdemona. Iago’s crude language is excused as that of a straightforward soldier, with Cassio allowing, 'He speaks home, madam; you may relish him more in the soldier than in the scholar' (2.1.161–62). Which makes him want to leave, which then Rodrigo attacks Cassio and the brawl begins. Michael Cassio was unfairly treated as a result of Iago's manipulation. Iago aims to incriminate Cassio with his own words and force him to view Desdemona in the same way he does, or at least appears as though he does, Iago orchestrates scene to his design - gallants are ready at the door when he needs them to appear, his stoup of wine is next to him Iago convinces Roderigo to become involved in the plot by insinuating the man has a chance with Desdemona. Why did I marry? While I don't think that Iago particularly cares about Roderigo at all, he's been a perfect patsy so far (remember that Roderigo keeps giving Iago money and listening to every word he says) and it would be a waste to just hope that he gets injured, imprisoned or killed. Iago adivises that Roderigo just might be able to get rid of Cassio by picking a fight and causing him to be demoted. Iago is a man with an obsession for control and power over others who has let this obsession take over his whole life. The two caesurae in this line emphasise the daring and the thinking, both expressions of doubt. Cassio may be joking, but Iago views himself as an unrecognised genius, so it’s unlikely he would take too kindly to this slagging. Othello questions the honesty of Cassio but Iago does not directly reply, which leads to Othello doubting Cassio's honesty. Iago simply talks about Cassio casually cheating on his wife when Othello is eavesdropping. What lie did Iago tell Montano about Cassio? Cassio and masked with hatred of Othello because he was not chosen as lieutenant, Cassio was. He is viewed as honest and trustworthy, as a good listener and as someone who gives good advice freely but they all see him as kind of harmless when ironically he’s the complete opposite! he says that Cassio drinks every night and is a drunkard Why did Othello strip Cassio of his rank? Become a Tutor Scholarships ... What the dramatic effect of the entry of Lodovico Montano Cassio and Iago a. Entire Play. 8. O thou invisible spirit of wine, if thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devil! Othello Key Scene Essay. The soldiery values of reputation and camaraderie are understood by Iago himself, in being a soldier. Othello promotes Iago to Lieutenant, and it is clear that Iago expects to take Cassio's rank after Cassio's death. Iago is left alone on the stage and he claims what happens tonight will either make or break who he is and the chance of receiving the position he wants. Iago pretends to be horrified and stabs Roderigo to death. Alternatively, Cassio could be meaning that he better keep to being a soldier than trying to be a scholar. 'Tis a night of revels: the gallants desire it"(2.3.40). Iago is able to make Cassio defy his own judgment and grudgingly take another drink. Whatever shall become of Michael Cassio, He's never any thing but your true servant. DESDEMONA : I know't; I thank you. They enable target points for Iago to bring the downfall of Iago and create the subsequent tragedy. Othello then appoints Iago to the lieutenancy. By encouraging and using Roderigo, Iago will "put the Moor/At least into a jealousy so strong that judgement cannot cure." 2. In Othello, Iago is the exact literary illustration of a machiavellian character.Iago has become so self-involved in seeking Othello’s position that he begins to manipulate other crucial characters in order to cause Othello’s destruction. -Iago is jealous of Cassio and fuels his plan for revenge.-If Iago was not so jealous, the end of the story would have turned out differently.-Iago is consumed in his jealousy but influences other people’s jealousy too to get his way. The images that Othello understands from Iago explaining Cassio’s dream brings on the “green-eyed monster, which doth mock the meat it feeds on”, this being actually exactly which Iago does by bringing on this emotion from the language that he uses, not knowing he actually referenced himself through his own jealousy of happiness. Iago is very upset by this because he wanted to become Lieutenant but what he doesnÕt realize is that in some ways heÕs more important to Othello just without the title. Iago is the play's main antagonist, and Othello's standard-bearer.He is the husband of Emilia, who is in turn the attendant of Othello's wife Desdemona.Iago hates Othello and devises a plan to destroy him by making him believe that his wife is having an affair with his lieutenant, Michael Cassio. How does Iago bring about Cassio’s dismissal? Iago convinces Cassio to have a drink which turns into multiple, once drunk Iago instigates Cassio. Likewise, what does Othello say about Cassio? Iago alleges that Cassio one night talked in his sleep about making love to Desdemona and that Cassio once wiped his beard with the lost handkerchief. When Othello and Iago enter. Cassio's innocence and trust that other people will see his virtue makes him a parallel character to Desdemona. However, unlike Desdemona, Cassio evolves as a character. Iago and Rodrigo waited outside a brothel where Cassio … Othello is convinced by this “proof” and vows to kill Desdemona; Iago agrees to kill Cassio. This honest creature doubtless sees and knows more, much more, than he unfolds. Iago says that Cassio is a Florentine, not a Venetian, implying that Cassio has mixed loyalties to Othello and Venice. The "opinion" of all is that Othello is a fine leader. He tells him that Desdemona has already strayed from her husband and is having an affair with Cassio. Iago uses another aporia to sway Othello when he says ‘For Michael Cassio,/I dare be sworn, I think, that he is honest’ (3. Cassio tells him that he doesn't drink often and can't handle his alcohol, so Iago gives him more so Cassio will become drunk and argumentative and have lack of judgement. We, at first, presume that it is a purely professional decision. In addition to this, as Othello becomes more paranoid with the possibility of Desdemona and Cassio’s affair, Iago evokes Othello’s insecurities further by presenting the image of “who steals my purse steals trash” hinting that Desdemona has become contaminated by other men. Iago is selfish in that he wants everyone to feel as he does so he engineers the jealousy of other characters. Iago considers his own military experience far superior to Cassio's. Characters in the Play. Othello Essay on Act 3 Scene 3 One of the most important scenes in Shakespeare’s play, ‘Othello’, is Act 3 Scene 3. 127-8). The misleading snake that is Iago, knew how to harm Cassio, Desdemona, and Othello all with one diabolical plan. The quote I chose for this scene is the following: “Minion, your dear lies dead, And your unblest fate hies. Shortly afterwards, in front of Lodovico and Iago, Cassio identifies Roderigo as one of his attackers. Necessity forces his hand, and, in order to destroy Othello, he must also destroy Roderigo, Emilia, Desdemona, and ultimately himself. In this lesson, we will discuss Act 5, Scene 1, of Shakespeare's ''Othello'' in which Iago manipulates Roderigo into trying to kill Cassio, clearing the way for the play's final, tragic scene. So persuasive is Iago that Roderigo, once again, does his bidding and goes out of his way in trying to kill Cassio as instructed. Cassio quickly departs, protesting to Desdemona that he feels too uneasy to do himself any good. However, Iago warns Othello not to be a jealous man. However, Cassio does not die. Cassio seems to have taken Iago's place in Othello's affections. Iago is OthelloÕs right hand man but Iago canÕt take that he wants more. 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