Roderigo And Iago Essays


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”Othello” by William Shakespeare

Othello answers, “Roderigo kill’d?” / And Cassio kill’d?” (5.2.113-114), but he’s disappointed when Emilia tells him that Cassio is not killed, just Roderigo.As soon as Iago tosses him a tiny crumb of respect, Roderigo is ready to swallow every lie that Iago feeds him, and Iago persuades him that he will get to sleep with Desdemona the very next night if he murders Cassio.At first Roderigo is incredulous at the idea that Desdemona could be in love with Cassio, but Iago keeps on talking, and Roderigo agrees to his plan.If Roderigo is taken to be a symbol of pure love then the play conveys a dismal view of that love as Roderigo is eventually murdered by Iago without ever being loved by Desdemona.Until the revelations of Emilia in the final...


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Essay on Iago of William Shakespeare's Othello

Iago states that he would never associate with someone like Roderigo except to gain his own ends.[Act I, Scene III, Line 359] By playing on Roderigo's hopes, Iago is able to swindle money and jewels from him, thus making himself a profit, while using Roderigo to forward his other goals.Iago tells Roderigo what he wants to hear in order to enlist his help.Iago urges Roderigo to earn money now so that he can win Desdemona?s heart.[Act I, Scene III, Line 377] Iago tells Roderigo "I never found a man that know how to love himself .


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Othello By William Shakespeare 's Othello Essay

Roderigo was wounded by Cassio, and Cassio was wounded by Iago.One person that Iago manipulates is Roderigo.Roderigo was oblivious to how he was controlled by Iago, resulting in his death.Roderigo lost his... .Roderigo became suspicious of what Iago was up to and was quickly drawn back to his obsession with Desdemona.


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Explain how Iago manipulates Roderigo in Act 2: Scene 1

However, although Roderigo still refuses to believe Iago and strongly insists that Desdemona held Cassio’s hand out of courtesy, Iago’s manipulation becomes more forceful.Iago’s manipulation of Roderigo seemed easy, as Roderigo didn’t really argue back.To reassure Roderigo, Iago tells him that he will be nearby when he provokes Cassio.The way that Iago uses his rhetorical questions are effective, because he creates a visual before it, in order to make Roderigo think about what Iago is telling him.When Iago and Roderigo are left alone together, Iago sees this as an opportunity to manipulate Roderigo by telling him that “Desdemona is directly in love with him” (him being Cassio), because she must necessarily tire of Othello.


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How is Iago Presented In Act 1 Of “Othello” Essay

Shakespeare is presenting Iago immediately in a negative light for he contrasts him with the well spoken Roderigo.We know this because Iago says to Roderigo “Do, with like timorous accent and dire yell as when, by night and negligence, the fire is spied in populous cities”.In addition, right at the end of act I scene I, Iago directs Roderigo in the direction of Othello making him in control of the situation showing how easily manipulated Roderigo is.In the first scene, Iago states “It is as sure as you are Roderigo, Were the moor, I would not be Iago, In following him, I follow myself” which is showing that he doesn’t follow Othello’s orders and makes his own decisions in what he thinks is right.This is shown because Iago and Roderigo wa...


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Character Analysis of Roderigo in Othello Essay

Throughout Shakespeare’s drama, Roderigo is manipulated into performing tasks in which Iago does not want to take part in.Iago sees his plan collapsing and rushes in to kill Roderigo.... sake of his reputation, Iago persuades Roderigo to kill Cassio.The play begins with a conversation between Roderigo and Iago.Betrayed by his friend, Roderigo died in pursuit of Desdemona’s love.


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Free College Essays - Othello and Honesty

Roderigo is a prime example of how Iago uses people to fulfil his desires.Desdemona does not tell her father about her elopement with Othello, and Roderigo is always trying to steal Desdemona away from Othello.Iago convinces Roderigo that he could win Desdemona’s love away from Othello and the only man that stands in the way is Cassio.Cassio still comes to Iago for advice after Iago rats him out and gets him fired.Later when Roderigo looks to Iago for advice Iago comes off as a caring friend and as soon as he leaves he begins insulting him and commenting on his stupidity.


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Othello By William Shakespeare 's Othello Essay

Roderigo once more falls into Iago’s scheme.Killing both Cassio and Roderigo is a benefit for Iago because it does not make it obvious that Iago killed them.Iago’s real intentions are not meant to help Roderigo get Desdemona’s hand, but to have Desdemona’s father go after Othello.Iago’s plan to destroy Othello begins with a conversation to Roderigo in the streets of Venice.As Cassio and Roderigo are brawling, Iago takes the opportunity to strike and kill them both at the same time.


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An Analysis of William Shakespeare’s Othello Essay

Later in the play, Iago also convinces Roderigo that Desdemona loves Cassio.“Honest” Iago, who only wished to further his plan of revenge on Othello, lied to Roderigo who had come to his “friend” for help.Roderigo had left after their conversation believing his good friend was helping him.Iago is convincing Roderigo that the love between Othello and Desdemona cannot last much longer so he should just wait and everything will work out.Roderigo is merely a puppet to Iago’s treacherous plot to eliminate Cassio.


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Shakespeare's Othello Essay - Honest Iago

While simultaneously implanting images into the head of Othello, through suggestions to both Cassio and Roderigo, Iago causes the downfall of them all.By playing on Roderigo's hopes, Iago swindles money and jewels from Roderigo, making himself a substantial profit.Othello - Honest Iago The most interesting and round character in the tragic play Othello, by William Shakespeare, is "honest" Iago.Iago also says, "Thus do I ever make my fool my purse" [Act I, Scene III] once Roderigo has left.For example, Iago knows that Roderigo has feelings for Desdemona and assumes he would do anything to have her as his own.


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Othello By William Shakespeare – What is the dramatic significants of the first scene? Essay

Roderigo decides to go and find Othello too.At the end of this Roderigo and Iago are once again left alone this is very significant to the scene as it shows that this scene had begun and ended in a very similar way.Roderigo swears it is true and Iago backs this up showing his character to be a liar.Iago then explains that Desdemonas happiness is important to him; once again Iago seems like our unlikely hero.However Iago is very cunning as he talks Roderigo into calling upon Desdemona father and telling him the truth, as obviously he doesn’t want this crime to be traced back to him this plan makes perfect sense.


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Iago’s Use of Language and Villainous Behavior in Shakespeare’s Othello

By doing this, he manages to give the impression that he is advising Roderigo, while at the same time insulting him and making him and others part of his plan.Iago states, “Our bodies are our gardens, to the which our wills are gardeners” suggesting that our will (the “gardener”) has power over our bodies (“the garden”).Iago also uses an extended metaphor to try and trick the ignorant Roderigo and (unknowingly to Roderigo), insults him.Iago’s Use of Language and Villainous Behavior in Shakespeare’s Othello In Othello, Shakespeare forms the villainous character, Iago through his complex language.In this speech, after Roderigo says he wants to kill himself, Iago tries to convince Roderigo not to end his life for a woman.


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Othello: Character Analysis of Iago

He succeeds in destroying a marriage and two noble characters as well as his wife, (Emilia), and Roderigo.These actions eventually lead to the murder of Roderigo.This can be seen in Act 1 Scene 1 where he makes it clear to Roderigo that his pride was hurt when Cassio was promoted before him.Iago weaves a web of deception that ensnares the Othello, Cassio and Roderigo.With Roderigo and Emilia, he is self-serving, materialistic and cynical.


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Iago's Character Exposed Through Language and Diction in Othello Essay

One of the ways that Iago appeals to Roderigo through language is with the use of flattery.If Iago was unable to encourage Roderigo to go back after Desdemona, his plans would have been ruined.Iago then focuses on convincing Roderigo not only out of suicide, but also into getting Desdemona back.In lines 296-395, Iago uses many different uses of language in order to convince Roderigo to do what he wants him to do.A strong example of this flattery is seen in line 297, “What say’st thou, noble heart....


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Jealousy, the Monster in Shakespeare's Othello

The first being that Roderigo was unable to kill Cassio and the second being his wife, Emilia, who in the end can no longer keep quiet and lets Othello know that he has been deceived by Iago.At the same time Cassio wounds Roderigo.Roderigo is foolish and even at times unusually feeble-minded.Othello tells Iago that he wants Iago to kill Cassio and that he will kill Desdemona.Near the end of the first act, Iago explains to Roderigo that Othello and Desdemona will be undone by his wit.


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Othello Commentary Essay

Othello and Iago are surprised to see some men entering and Iago counsels Othello to hide.The next line is an abrupt departure from the subject of Roderigo and Iago suddenly asks Othello, “Are you fast married?This passage marks the beginning of Act 1 Scene 2, and we see Iago come from badmouthing Othello to Roderigo and in this scene, he badmouths Roderigo to Othello.His use of conscience and “contrived murder” attempt to show Othello that it would have been like murder, which is planned, and not the right thing to do, though he was very angry with Roderigo and would have liked to stab him, “ Nine or ten times.The use of the words,” full hard forbear him” once again are an attempt to portray Iago in a good light, as he says that it took...


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The Movie Othello

Roderigo is manipulated by Iago's telling him to pursue Desdemona, even though Desdemona is already married.Iago also removes Roderigo, by convincing him to try to kill Cassio and then killing Roderigo out of what he claims as self defence.Iago manipultes Cassio, Roderigo, Emilia, and Othello in several ways.Iago manipulates Cassio , Roderigo , Emilia, and Othello , useing a variety of methods.Although this is a blatent lie on Iago's part, as the viewer sees not a single hint that Desdemona even acknowledges Roderigo's existance, it is so cleverly delivered to Roderigo that he takes as a fact, even when the facts show otherwise.


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The Clever and Devious Iago of Othello Essay

At the start of the play, we hear a conversation between Roderigo and Iago.Roderigo is angry because he has been giving money to Iago to help him gain the love of Desdemona, but he learns of Desdemona’s marriage to Othello.He uses his skills on the stupid and naïve Roderigo to get revenge on Othello.At the end of Act one Iago has his first soliloquy.One major way Iago uses his manipulation on Roderigo is by jealousy.


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Deceptive Appearance

Throughout the play, Iago is portrayed as an upright and noble-minded man, he is called “honest” Iago.Iago convinces Roderigo that Cassio and Desdemona are fornicating, he also convinces Roderigo to brawl with Cassio in order to get Desdemona’s love.Iago tells Roderigo what to do, in order for him to obtain Desdemona, but Roderigo does not know that he is only being used.By playing on his hopes, Iago is able to swindle money and jewels from Roderigo, making a substantial profit for himself, while using Roderigo to forward his other goals.This also shows that Roderigo is just a pawn for Iago as his true motives are only to use Roderigo, but Roderigo is too much of a fool and does not see that.


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Shakespeare's Othello - Iago as Good Strategician and Lucky Opportunist

Yet Iago manages to convince Roderigo of his sheer hatred for Othello and swindle him out of his money.Shakespeare created Iago and the circumstances because they reacted well together and made an interesting and exciting plot.Roderigo who is obviously weak and simple has asked Iago to help him woo Desdemona in exchange for money, he thinks Iago has not done this because Desdemona is now at this moment marrying the moor.As he later exerts in his soliloquy at the end of Act I.3  ' thus do I ever make my fool my purse' this shows his attitude to Roderigo he is just money for Iago a pawn in his plan.In the first scene we are thrown right into the action with the argument between Iago and Roderigo.


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Shakespeare present Iago’s views of life for hating Othello

Iago is conscious Roderigo is a little slow and will do any thing to try to win Desdemona over.First Iago is able to persuade Roderigo then Brobantio and lastly Othello the main enemy in the scenario.This works as Roderigo is in dispute with Othello over his lust for Desdemona Iago uses this to his advantage.My cause is hearted, thine hath no less reason: let us be conjunctive in our revenge against him.” Here Iago is involving and convincing Roderigo that he is someone to be trusted.Roderigo speaks “Wilt thou be fast to my hopes, if I depend on the issue?” Iago is very much aware that Desdemona will never enjoy the fruits of Roderigo but Roderigo will aid Iago in his plan to get rid of Michael Cassio and have his job for this reason Iag...


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Shakespeare's Othello - Honest Iago

Even though he really doesn’t want to, Roderigo puts his faith into  Iago and states, "I’ll do’t, but it dislikes me."In the play, the most interesting character is Iago, who is commonly called and known as "Honest Iago."Iago even says himself that the advice he gives is free and honest and thus, people rarely stop to consider the possibility that Iago is fooling them.However, Iago is actually keeping the gifts that Roderigo plans to give Desdemona for himself.Throughout the play, Iago tells him that he hates Othello and that Roderigo should make some money so he could give gifts to Desdemona, who he admires from afar.


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Iago’s soliloquy at the end of Act 1 Essay

Iago also successfully manipulates Roderigo by repeatedly suggesting (instructing really) to “put money in thy purse” so as he can take it from him.Iago states that Roderigo is a “fool”; a stupid moron.He’s claiming that Roderigo is so beneath him that it is only for the money (“profit”) and the game he plays with the characters (“sport”) that he’d ever bother wasting his time with such an idiot.Iago holds such little respect for Roderigo and feels himself so superior that he “should profane if [he] time expend with such … .Iago refers to Roderigo possessively, referring to him as “my fool” as if the extent of his own influence makes Roderigo his own possession (as with “my purse”; purse being an object that is owned).


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How does Iago deceive everybody

Iago in fact decides that he can make a bit of money as he takes gifts intended for Desdemona for himself which provides some motive to continue to deceive Roderigo, with this it can be said Iago has no conscious.Thus Iago comes into it with deceptive skills and using people’s weaknesses to his advantage he ends up using Roderigo in his ultimate plan to bring down Othello.Iago throughout the play makes a fool out of Roderigo.With Cassio in this drunken state and Roderigo adhering Iago’s orders Cassio is made to look like an irresponsible fool resulting in his termination as lieutenant.Iago simply states that killing Cassio will aid his cause and Roderigo yet again falls for his lies.


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Othello and the Moor of Venice Essay

In the last scene of the play, Iago kills Roderigo for the fear that he might reveal his plan (Shakespeare 1222).The transformation from love to hate that transpired within Othello also inflicted the characters Iago and Roderigo and hatred induced them to murder of innocent people as well.It isn’t until Iago makes Roderigo believe Desdemona does not really love Othello that Roderigo becomes destructive.While Roderigo and Othello took out their hatred on only those that they thought had caused it, Iago took it out on those innocent as well.Othello, Roderigo, and Iago had become paralyzed by jealousy.


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Othello, By William Shakespeare Essay

“It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on.” (III.iii.195-197) In The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice by William Shakespeare, Iago, Othello’s ensign (standard-bearer)’s bitterness towards Othello for passing the lieutenancy to the inexperience Michael Cassio over he Iago causes him to manipulate his friends and family with the intention of ruining Othello.Iago’s implicit purpose for telling Roderigo to go rouse Desdemona’s father and telling him news of Othello having sexual interactions or “[…] making the beast with two backs, (I. i.130-131)” with Desdemona was to ruin Othello for making Cassio Lieutenant over him.Roderigo then incites the drunken Cassio at Iago’s command and Cassio fights with Roderigo.Fo...


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Essay on Analysis Of William Shakespeare 's ' A Clockwork Orange '

Initially, both Alex and Iago have cruel intentions with a lack of empathy which results in both characters being classified as villains.To end, Over time, Alex’s brain will develop leading to his maturation, which results in Iago being more villainous because Iago’s mind is more developed than Alex’s and Iago can fully understand what he is doing and the reasons behind what he is doing.Alex was still a child whose mind is still developing and Iago’s brain should be fully developed which means Iago should have a clear understanding of what is right and what is wrong.Roderigo has realized that Iago is not to be trusted and that he really is not who he said he is while Iago turns his back and goes along with his plan .The ability to take ...


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Essay on The Evil Iago of Othello

Since Iago knows that Roderigo is in love with Desdemona, he tells Roderigo to “put money in thy purse” (I. iii.We first see his plan unfold when Othello gives Cassio the position of lieutenant that Iago feels that he deserves.Iago is the poisoner and his job is to ruin lives to get what he wants by using his ironic words to destroy his victims.Both Cassio and Othello make the mistake of calling Iago, honest Iago (II.His evil disguised plan works on foolish Othello and Cassio, who foolishly trust Iago.


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“Othello” By William Shakespeare Essay

Iago then stabs Roderigo one more time and kills him to make it seem as if he was protecting Cassio.Cassio comes by and Roderigo starts to attack Cassio but Cassio stabs him first, then Iago stabs Cassio from behind.Iago is telling Roderigo how to kill Cassio.Iago tells Othello that he saw Cassio with Desdemona’s handkerchief Othello then makes Iago his Lieutenant and wants Cassio killed which is Iago’s responsibility and Othello would take care of Desdemona.Iago at this point is nervous because Roderigo keeps asking about the money he gave Iago that he was supposed to give to Desdemona.


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Othello: Pathos Essay

Because of Iago, Roderigo is feeding off of his jealousy towards Othello, and doing everything Iago tells him to do for a woman he will never have.“It is silliness to live, when to live is torment.” (I, iii, 305) Even though Iago acts like a loyal friend to Roderigo and promises him he will get Desdemona for him, the audience knows he is only taking advantage of him.At this point, the audience feels sympathy for Roderigo and somehow relate to his pain.Iago could care less about Roderigo; all he could think was to get back at Othello and release his jealousy towards him and Cassio.Having to live without someone you love dearly can lead to dramatic conclusions, like the one Roderigo was thinking of.


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