‘O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; / It is the green-ey’d monster which doth mock/ The meat it feeds on: that cuckold lives in bliss/ Who, certain of his fate, loves not his wronger; / But O, what damnèd minutes tells he o’er/ Who dotes, yet doubts, suspects, yet strongly loves!’ Act 3 s 3. With as little a web as this I will ensnare as great a fly as Cassio – act 2 scene 1, Iago sees his chance for revenge in the enthusiastic behaviour and actions of C C is acting according to the etiquette of Venetian polite society yet Iago twists this into a more lascivious side to his actionsImagery of referring to his plan as a ‘web’ paints himself as a dangerous spider who plans to trap his prey in an invisible trap, O, you are well tuned now; But I’ll set down the pegs that make the music / As honest as I am – Act 2 scene 1 – Iago, Iago closely observes the intimacy and love between O and D promising to ruin the happiness Compares them to a piece of music which aptly describes their rhythm and harmony when in each other’s companyIago promises to “set down the pegs” effectively suggesting he will interfere and upset this harmony Ironic “as honest as I am” suggests he will be interning for his own purposes of revenge, I know, Iago / thy honesty and love doth mince this matter / making it light to Cassio. (Cassio, Act 2 Scene 3) And then for her/ To win the Moor, — were’t to renounce his baptism,/ All seals and symbols of redeemèd sin, — / His souls is so enfetter’d to her love/ That she may make, unmake, do what she list, / Even as her appetite shall play the god/ With his weak function.’ Act 2 scene 3. It also is the first seed planted in his game of deception. That’s how I always do it, getting money from fools. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: ). Act 2 Scene 3 Iago: Iago explains how he will turn the pureness and virtuousness into disgust, undoing all the characteristics that Othello loves about her. #2: “But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve For daws to peck at: I am not what I am.” #3: “Our bodies are our gardens, to the which our wills are gardeners.” Iago's mentality is an infectious disease. Iago exploits everyone’s weaknesses and in turn this reveals his own weakness, greed. O, I have lost my reputation! He knows that Roderigo lusts after Desdemona and is angry to learn that she is married Othello. They are not ever jealous for the cause But jealous for they’re jealous. Also, referring to Othello, Iago says that not all men are fit to lead and not all leaders should be followed. I’m worried that Othello trusts him too much – talking about Cassio. Give me You’re hand rod. Cassio, I love thee / but never more be officer of mine – act 2 scene 3, Dramatic irony ‘mince this matter’ is obvious O believes story Iago tells is only part of truth which is correct however O believes truth to be is that C has more involvement than is being told Reality is Iago leaves his own meddling in affairs which led to the brawl End of his speech Iago has successfully discredited Cassio in the eyes of Othello Brief and bold judgement “never more be officer of mine” – demonstrates effective and authoritative leadership Audience sees Othello is rash and quick to judgment believing what he hearsBecomes his flaw as play progresses, I hate the Moor / But I for mere suspicion in that kind / Will do, as if for surety – act 1 scene 3 – Iago, End of first act Iago revels his hatred for Othello. She’ll need to see someone with a handsome face someone close to age someone who looks and acts like her Othello isn’t any of those thing. (Iago, Act 1 scene 3) Put money in thy purse. Means he’s a good soldier good enough to be Caesar’s right-hand man. The Duke tells Othello that he must leave for Cyprus immediately, but must also leave behind an officer to deliver documents from the Senate. What you know, you know / from this time forth I never will speak word – act 5 scene 2 – Iago, Iago last lines – defiant, rebellious and enhance the ambiguity of the nature of the nature of his character for the audience For audience rather meek ending for a villain such as Iago Adds to enigmatic nature of his evil and suggests he was operating entirely without motive Motives have been questionable and founded mainly on rumour and hearsay Fact he offers no explanation seems to make his actions all the more worse and furthers the link made between him and the devil, I look down towards his feet – but that’s a fable / if that thou best a devil, I cannot kill thee – act 5 scene 2 – othello, O refers to a fable as he looks at Iago’s feet He is checking for clove hooves suggestive of the fact O believes Iago must be the devil Iago finally seen for the diabolical villain who convinced everyone of his honesty He became a confidant and advisor to all whiles simultaneously scheming to bring down othello , Cassio and Desdemona, Now whether he kill Cassio or Cassio him or each do kill the other, Repetition of or suggests elements of uncertainty at this point , Iago the main instigator doesn’t know what will happen either way it will work in his favour, I am not what I am – act 1 scene 1 – Iago, The contradiction of this statement clearly establishes Iago’s duplicity early in the drama how he appears throughout the play is very different from the relations of his beliefs and motivesEstablishes the demonic nature of his character – that his outward appearance is merely to conceal his true self, Like a poisonous mineral, gnaw my inwards / till I am evened with him wife for wife – act 2 scene 2, Uses imagery to describe the effect he thought of his wife’s affair with Othello has on him He compares the feeling to a poisonous mineral working on his stomach Iago is clearly jealous of othello and uses this rumour as justification for his actions He refers to squaring things “wife for wife” suggesting he fully intends to use Desdemona in order to destroy othello, Do it with poison. (Act 1, scene iii) This is a soliloquey at the end of Act 1 in which Iago reveals his master plan: frame Cassio of having an affair with Othello's beloved wife Desdemona. With little help from the devil I’ll bring this monstrous plan to success. ‘That he would steal away so guilty-like, / Seeing you coming.’ Act 3 scene 3. Iago knows that he has the trust of Othello and turns into someone … (3.3.) ‘I hate the Moor; / And it is thought abroad that ‘twixt my sheets/ He has done my office: I know not if’t be true;/ But I, for mere suspicion in that kind, / Will do as if for surety.’ acts 1 s 3 pg 35. At, well said, whisper! I’ll make the moor thank me, love me and reward me even though the joke will be on him the whole time. Strangle her in bed, even the bed she hath contaminated – act 4 scene 1, Iago is so confident in his hold over Othello he can even direct him in the manner of D murder . You women are all the same you’re as pretty as pictures when you’re out in public but in your own houses your as noisy as jangling bells in your own kitchens you act like wildcats you make yourselves sound like saints when you’re complaining g about something. Designed by GonThemes. Whether he kills Cassio or Cassio kills him they kill each other it all works in my favour. (Othello, Act 2 Scene 1) Reputation, reputation, reputation! I have lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial. Iago (to Othello) Good name in man and woman, dear my lord, Is the immediate jewel of their souls Meaning: referring to reputation—how it is everything although he just said reputation does not matter to Cassio (half truth) Iago (to Othello) Oh, beware, my lord, of jealousy!It is the green-eyed monster which doth mockThe meat it feeds on. That thought keeps gnawing me eating me up inside. Iago Quotes in Othello. And who’s to say I’m evil when my advice is so good ? Othello believes Iago speaks of Michael Cassio of not being what he seems. She was so young but she deceived her father so thoroughly he thought it was witchcraft! / it is the green-eyed monster, which doth mock / the meat it feeds on, Subtly introduced the idea of guilt and attached it to Cassio and Desdemona. IMeans but if you steal reputation you’re robbing me of something that doesn’t make you richer, but makes me much poorer. People like that are easy to manipulate. No he’s got to die. If they’re not honest they shouldn’t look like they are, ‘Though I am bound to every act of duty, /I am not bound to that all slaves are free to./ utter my thoughts? Othello angrily turns to Iago and yells “ O, devil, devil!” (IIII.i.273) in frustration with his loyal bride. I prithee speak to me as to thy thinkings. He supspects her but still loves her. Othello appoints Iago to be that officer, because "A man he is of honesty and trust" (1.3.284).A little later, Othello entrusts Iago with the responsibility of escorting Desdemona to Cyprus, and asks him to have Iago's wife be her companion. Your complaint against me is perfectly understandable but I insist I’ve done everything I can to help you – it’s also in prose because they are plotting and scheming, ‘I have rubb’d this young quay almost to the sense, / And he grows angry. He’s so enslaved by love that she can make him do whatever she wants. He’s a bad boy and Desdemona’s already got her eye on him. ‘Tis here, But Yet confus’d:/ knavery’s plain face I’d never seen till us’d.’ Act 2 s 1, If that piece of Venetian trash roderigo can do what I need to carry out my plan, I’ll have power over Cassio. 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