It has been said that Iago, despite his scheming behavior and complete manipulation of others, is seen by the audience as the most interesting and vibrant character in Othello. One reason for this is because the audience is never quite sure what to expect next. Because Iago is a great manipulator, he successfully keeps the audience in suspense. He is also very deceiving and cannot be trusted, unbeknownst to the other characters of the play.
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the other characters of the play. Without such a diabolical villain, the audience would find it dull and unentertaining. It is because Iago proves to be such an easy character to despise that he in turn , adds a certain charm and magnetism to the play. He is a character whom everybody loves to hate and this is why he has proved to be such an efficient and necessary addition to the tragedy known as Othello.