IAGO. Character. Inherently evil. A villain who is adept at quick-witted improvisation, fashioning his plots out of the materials he has at hand.
“I do suspect the lusty Moor hath leaped into my seat.”
“I fear Cassio with my night-cap too.”
- Jealous of Cassio?
- Jealous of Othello? Does Iago love Desdemona?
“I do love her too, not out of absolute lust, but partly let to diet my revenge.”
Where else in the play are there references to “eating” and “consuming”?
“Tis not a year or two shows us a man:They are all but stomachs, and we all but food;To eat us hungerly, and when they are full,They belch us. Look you, Cassio and my husband!”
Act 3 Scene 4.
“O beware, my lord, of jealousy:
It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock Why use the word ‘mock’?
The meat it feeds on.” Act 3 Scene 3.
“He takes her by the palm. Ay, well said; whisper.
With as little a web as this I ensnare as great a fly as Cassio.” Act 2 Scene 1.
“I hate the Moor”
“Demand me nothing: what you know, you know. From this time forth, I shall never speak a word.”
“Hell and night must bring this monstrous birth to the world’s light.”
- Roderigo’s ?
- Cassio’s ?
Exploits peoples strengths and weaknesses;
- Cassio ?-
- Roderigo’s obsessive love of Desdemona.
- Cassio’s desire to be reinstated as lieutenant and his admiration of Desdemona.
- Roderigo loves too much.
- Cassio needs his reputation and can not handle his alcohol.
- Emilia wishes to be on his good side.
- Desdemona is kind and trusting.
- Othello is proud, jealous and insecure.