It is very obvious that his challenge against good is a victory when Desdemona is murdered by Othello, but evil's victory is short-lived. Most readers consider Iago a malevolent character, but one has to remember that we know nothing about his past, who he is, or the reasons behind what he is doing to Othello. Othello then vows to kill Desdimonia. Iago and Othello enter the scene just after Cassio leaves, and Iago wistfully tries to make it look like Cassio left because he does not want to be seen in the courtship of Desdemona. There is know valid reason why any human would do this. Questions for class discussion What is your stance on true evil and corruption? It would appear that before Othello is sent off to Cyprus on a mission the characters live more or less in harmony with each other; i. This is where Iago's plan begins to fade.
There is a great deal irony in this play. Iago, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth all show that they have evil within them. He does not the type of servant that is humble and waits for his master like an obedient mule, and only to be tossed out when he is all weathered and old. For example, he knows Roderigo is in love with Desdemona and figures that he would do anything to have her as his own. After some time, to abuse Othello's ear That he is too familiar with his wife.
Some may be highly ranked and powerful, but some may be simple people in a simple community. The two of them then go and tell Desdimonia's father, Brabantio that Othello and his daughter just got eloped. Had he supposed the train he laid would have exploded in that catastrophe; he would at least have sought his end by other means. Desdemona has been taken from her peacefulness and brought onto the grounds of evil. R-E-S-P-E-C-T find out what it means to me.
For Othello was necessary to him. For the first motive to be understood the reader must become knowledgeable of Othello's heritage and the setting of the play. He gets Roderigo who has wronged absolutely no one to develop a hatred for Cassio who just happens to be a victim of circumstance. In the play Othello Iago first turns evil to get the position of lieutenant. His point is that his anger at devil drink is also devilish; he despises himself both for the drunkenness and the anger. Iago represents evil and cruelty for its own sake. When can a moral standard be crossed? Othello than confronts Iago, finds out what really happened and does himself in.
Every act contains an evil plot set up by Iago. Don't act the villain, don't look it, or speak it, by scowling and growling, I mean , but think it all the time. The opening is just too perfect in that respect. It has to be believed that he will be punished but it is possibly left open for the audience to wonder whether he will attempt to get away with his evil plans by concocting some other deception or violent act. Even though at the end he seems repentant towards the deeds that he has done, he still lost, and decides to end his sufferings by offering his final defeat -- his life.
Should punishment be given according to this? In the first act, Shakespeare makes a point that the audience cannot understand any of the characters motives unless it is said aloud to another character, by presenting Othello as someone who steals Desdedoma against her will using witchcraft. Iago is a man with an obsession for control and power over others who has let this obsession take over his whole life. There was only one conflict in the whole play Iago. In the play,, the characters are faced with the choice to either conquer or succumb to the overpowering force of evil. He uses many characters to his advantage, realizing how trustworthy and oblivious these people are. Zeppelin was gone, Pink Floyd, The Who, basically over.
He convinces Cassio to arrange a meeting to talk with Desdimonia About re-instating him as Lieutenant. It teaches him that there are and have been others like himself, by showing him as in a glass what they have felt, thought, and done. Chronologically through the play Othello's character changes from a flawless military leader, to become a murderer. That is the destruction of all that is good. He threatens Iago with is life. The root of all evil stems from some would say money, but in this case it is power. They are seen as both angels and devils using their beauty through the use of symbolism.
This once again shows Desdemona's compassion and willingness to sacrifice herself for her husband. If I do prove her haggard, Though that her jesses were my dear heartstrings, I'ld whistle her off and let her down the wind, To pray at fortune. The tricky and crafty way Shakespeare uses the evil in Iago is to make him seem amoral as opposed to the typical immoral villain. But otherwise he would not have stepped out of his path to do them the slightest injury; nay, rather would have done them some little service, said some pretty thing, shown some attaching sympathy, that would have been an item in the sum of his popularity. Of course we know the real devil in this situation is Iago because he convinces Cassio to drink and sets up the whole fight.
World puts humans through excruciating hardships in order to define a person's soul's worth at the time of death. Iago's schemes however at times seem to work unrealistically well which may or may not be a case of witchcraft or magic. His idea is to get Othello into thinking Cassio is in love with Desdimonia. Differently, Desdemona starts off as being independent; standing up against her father by marrying Othello against his will. In other words, Desdemona is not only a hypocrite, she's the mother of all hypocrisy, as the devil is the father of all lies. Good versus evil is a common thematic topic within literature, especially early British literature.