In Othello, Iago is extremely manipulative.Once a seed of suspicion or doubt is planted in a person’s mind, the noxious effect of jealousy is soon to ensue. Jealousy and suspicion are Othello’s flaws hubris throughout the play and foreshadow to the audience his imminent downfall. He believes what Iago tells him so strongly that he compromises his close relationship with his best friend and his love for his wife. Iago manipulates Othello through the use of extortion, literary techniques, and his keen judge of character. His syntax and diction are so simple yet so powerful because he uses the correct rhetorical questions and addresses Othello with respectful terms such as “my lord.” From beginning to end Iago moves the characters of Othello as if they were chessmen. He uses their individual aspirations and passions to motivate them to whatever devious plan he desires. His adroit manipulation of those characters range from convincing Roderigo to serve Cassio another glass of wine, to leading Othello to the conclusion that only by killing Desdemona’A combination of Iago’s skill, Othello’s weaknesses and a measure of good luck bring about the tragedy in Othello ‘This is an accurate summation of the principal causes of the tragedy that is William Shakespeare’s Othello Iago is a formidable !villain who manipulates a !variety of characters into playing their parts in his evil scheme “however, Othello contributes in a fundamental way to his own demise as Iago remorselessly exploits his $awes and insecurities Iago also benefits from ‘the chance factor’& luck works in his favor until the end of the play Iago embodies evil in the play& he is shrewd, ‘quick-witted, an evil genius who cynically uses people for his own evil ends Iago has a dark talent for exploiting human weakness and human goodness ” takes advantage of (roderigo’s infatuation with )Desdemona to help frame cassio furthermore, (roderigo’s gullible nature allows Iago to extract money from him ‘Thus I do ever make my fool my purse ‘Similarly, Iago identities cassio’s poor tolerance for alcohol and uses it to disgrace him in the eyes of Othello Iago acknowledges )Desdemona’s innate goodness and generous spirit “however, he sees this as a weakness rather than a virtue ‘So will I turn her !virtue into pitch- and out of her own goodness make the net- that shall enmesh them all’ Iago sei.es upon Othello’s insecurities about being an outsider to undermine Othello’s confidence in his relationship with )esdemona “e says that is natural for )Desdemona to be attracted to those of ‘her own clime, completion and degree’ Iago’s suggestion arouses self-doubt in Othello who wonders if his race, lack of tenement and age may be driving )Desdemona away.The skill of Iago was extraordinary, but so was his good fortune. Again and again a chance word from Desdemona, a chance meeting of Othello and Cassio, a question which starts to our lips and which any one but Othello could have asked, would have destroyed Iago’s plot and ended his life. Instead, Desdemona drops her handkerchief at the moment most favorable to him, Cassio blunders into the presence of Othello only to give him a swoon, Bianca arrives precisely when she is wanted to complete Othello’s deception and incense his anger to fury. All this and much more seem to us quite natural, so potent is the art of the dramatist; but it confounds us with a feeling… that there is no escape from fate, and even with a feeling absent from that play , that fate has taken sides with villainy.
perfect people do not exist in this world of temptations ,failures, and suffering in fact every person has a weakness and there is always a possibility that someone will use those feeble points against man