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TOPIC: Iago

Iago 8 years 1 month ago #2289

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What do you think of him? I would like to know more about him.
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Iago 8 years 1 month ago #2300

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Iago is one of the best and funnest characters to play.
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Iago 8 years 1 month ago #2308

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Iago is a character in William Shakespeare's Othello.
The character's source is traced to Giovanni Battista Giraldi Cinthio's tale "Un Capitano Moor" in Gli Hecatommithi.
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Iago 7 years 1 week ago #4842

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iago is one evil egg-sucking son of a snake, but he's fun to play.
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Iago 6 years 8 months ago #4948

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"And nothing can or shall content my soul, till i am evened with him, wife for wife, or, failing so, yet that I put the Moor at least into a jealousy so strong that judgment cannot cure" (ii.i.321-324).

In this soliloquy, Iago admits that he secretly lusts after Desdamona. He blames this lust on the fact that he believes that his wife Emilia has secretly slept with Othello. Because Othello is "together" with Desdamona, he would be getting revenge by sleeping with Desdamona behind Othello's back. Iago's evil plan to split up Othello and Desdamona was sparked when he convinced Roderigo to start a brawl with Cassio, causing Cassio to fall out of power with Othello. Iago got Cassio very drunk and is was easy to provoke him into a brawl at the bar. Cassio also wounds Montano because he stabbed him. If Iago can get Othello to start to dislike Cassio, when he springs the fact that he has been sleeping with his wife will do him in. Next, Iago wants to tell Othello that Desdamona is supportive of Cassio because Cassio is her true lover. Iago goes on to explain that if he cannot manage to sleep with Desdamona, his main goal will be to convince Othello that Cassio was sleeping with his wife.
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