No other character can even come close to his evil (Iago: The 1).

In Shakespeare's Othello, there is one character in Iago that fulfills all of these qualifications.
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Iago, in the play Othello, is a very intriguing villain....

The relationship between the three of them is very strange because someone is always trying to get back at the other one and they don’t care about each others feelings or anyone else’s.

Othello is plagued with his ego and pride which contributes to his demise.
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Iago is not the typical villain one would now see in cinema.

Critic Caroline Spurgeon in “Shakespeare’s Imagery and What it Tells Us” explains the significant contribution which imagery makes to the theme of pain and unpleasantness running through the play: The main image in Othello is that of animals in action, preying upon one another, mischievous, lascivious, cruel or suffering, and through these, the general sense of pain an...

Iago poisons people's thoughts, creating ideas in their heads without implicating himself.
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In Shakespeare’s Four Giants Blanche Coles comments on the mental illness that appears to afflict the despicable Iago: When such old time critics as H.

William Shakespeare's "Othello, the Moor of Venice" (reprinted in Laurence Perrine and Thomas R.
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Othello is the story of love, deception, and power....

There are many different ways to prove something, some more affective than others; having a person simply tell you something is true or false does not always do the job, but in simplistic matters it may be all they have to work with....

There are several reasons that make Iago such a terrifying villain.

Iago is a wonderful villain because he gains other's trust, relentlessly takes advantage of his peers' flaws, and unapologetically causes the deaths of his counterparts in order to achieve his goals....

until she falls head over heels in love with Othello.

If this is ‘the force of evil’, represented in the character of Iago, this gives him the most relevant role, the power to forward the entire course of the play in certain direction.

Emilia Iago" on all your towels meant that...

Roderigo remarks, "That thou, Iago, who hast had my purse as if the strings were thine." [Act I, Scene I, Line 2] Throughout the play, Iago leads Roderigo, professing that ".

This infuriates Iago—because he...

In Othello we see cases of jealousy in every scene that defiantly keeps readers interested in the story, but is it the most important part of the story....

One major way Iago uses his manipulation on Roderigo is by jealousy.

Although Iago would have benefited from medication of today, in his mind he was the best, even though his own imagination got the better of him and fed his own misguided mentality....