Therefore, Iago is able to manipulate Roderigo, Cassio, and Othello by exploding their weaknesses. This posture confronts sixteenth century attitudes about society, marriage and race. He convinces him that the gold and jewels will be given to Desdemona as a proclamation of his love when in actuality, Iago plans to keep it for himself. Othello is speaking straight from the heart. It is clear this manipulation has been very successful and influenced Othello throughout the remainder of the play. Iago knows that Roderigo is upset about losing Desdemona to Othello.
Furthermore it would appear that Iago has an exceptional ability to scheme, a talent which he uses to snake his way into the lives of others and exploit them through their weaknesses. He jumps very fast into conclusions that lead to a downfall. Othello's hatred and anger proves fatal for Desdemona, Emilia, Roderigo, and Othello, himself. Shakespeare's play Othello shows an example of how one can control others exploiting their weaknesses and the consequences of such actions. Cassio wounds Montano and when Othello asks Iago what happened, Iago says that Cassio had to much to drink and ended up attacking Montano. He wants people to hear him, and so repeating himself would mean he is heard.
He uses his trust that everyone has for him against them to plant ideas in their heads. Othello believes and trusts only Iago, and Iago uses that trust against so in the end it will benefit him and only him. In his discourse to the Duke, Othello? An Analysis of Iago's Manipulation of Each of the Characters in Othello The essay describes in detail Iago's manipulation of Cassio, Desdemona, Emilia, Roderigo, and Othello. As a result of this, Othello gets livid and really frustrated, and wants to kill both Desdemona and Cassio. Iago, as a representation of evil, has one major motivational factor that leads him to lie, cheat, and commit crimes on other characters.
Iago uses mind control to convince Roderigo that Othello is not good for Desdemona. This suggests he is trying to do what is best for Othello. Taking advantage of a person is a villainous act because a person builds up enough trust to have it eventually betrayed. Iago's manipulation was proved effective when Othello grew hatred towards Desdemona and decided to kill her. After this however Cassio does not want Othello to forget him, so he asks Desdemona to speak for him to Othello. Iago, in the play Othello, is a very intriguing villain.
He is then completely overcome with jealousy and scorn for his former lover and friend, wanting death for the both of them. Perhaps this is because her presence makes him conscious of her claim upon him and of his obligation to honour her requests, or perhaps this is because he is more in love with some idea or image of Desdemona than he is with Desdemona herself. Iago looks to project the blame on everyone else, for they were the ones who committed such awful deeds; however, Iago proves himself guiltier than those committing the illicit action, for he persuaded them into believing lies. However, it seems as if he could just be using that as an excuse to ruin the harmony between Othello and Desdemona as he insulted Emilia earlier on. With his words he can make Othello believe that Desdemona is having an affair with Cassio without any concrete proof. He hath a person and a smooth dispose To be suspected-framed to make women false.
Although not completely victorious at the conclusion of the play, Iago does successfully eliminate the one character representative of heaven, innocence, and honesty. Through his relations with those around him Shakespear characterizes him as a man full of malice, vengeance and dishonesty that is wholly inspired by jealousy. Regardless of the fact that Othello gets mad about what Iago tells him, in his mind he doubts Desdemona and that is confirmed when he asks Iago for proof. . He manages to completely deceive everyone by displaying an honest facade.
Othello declares that the Earth will be confused with horror at Othello's actions in such state of madness. This shows us that Othello is weak. Combined with the knowledge that women of that time period were unvirtuous and unfaithful, this tips Othello over the edge. And to see how he prizes the foolish woman your wife: she gave it him, and he hath giv'n it his whore' 4. As, Iago continues, he states that if he is unable to get his revenge by sleeping with Desdemona, that Roderigo's accusation of Cassio will make surely make Othello suspect his lieutenant of sleeping with his wife and torture Othello into paranoia.
Iago tells Othello that Desdemona is not who he thinks she is. Desdemona died at the end of the play as a result of many mistakes she made upon handling her relationship with Othello. Othello still does not think of anything even though he has understood the way Iago has put the message across. However, even when he gets to suspect Iago in cheating on him, the master of evil finds the way out and Roderigo is left in fools again. On the first step of destroying him Iago gets Cassiol to drink too much of wine, one of his main weaknesses, while on duty, challenging his loyalty to Othello and causes him to brawl with Roderigo. This also coincides with his Christian beliefs believing he is an agent of justice in killing Desdemona he is a respectable person and believes he has a duty to do it. By being a good director and manipulator of emotions and intentions, Iago carries out his plan to exploit Othello's mental weakness almost flawlessly.
Iago has used figurative language throughout this scene, as he wants Othello to imagine Cassio and Desdemona together. While at first, order exists in the lives of the Othello and Iago, through dramatic events and manipulation, the balance becomes unstable and starts to shift into chaos. By getting him drunk through his other technique of being cunning. Iago manipulates Othello through the use of extortion, literary techniques…. In closing, Iago undermines each characters weakness to succeed in his strategic schemes against them. When Othello hears what happened, he removes Cassio from his post.
Confidentially Iago continues his plot successfully, making fools of others, and himself being rewarded. Do you find some occasion to anger Cassio, either by speaking too loud or tainting his discipline, or from what other course you please, which the time shall more favourably minister. Women have more rights and freedoms in today's society than in previous eras. Ways that Iago Manipulates Othello in Act Three Scene Three in Othello by William Shakespeare Othello is a Shakespeare tragedy. Many politicians seem to fit into this category, manipulating people for manipulation sake. There is no character in all of Shakespeare's plays so full of serpentine power and poison as Iago. Shakespeare's play Othello shows an example of how one can control others exploiting their weaknesses and the consequences of such actions.