In Othello by William Shakespeare, the villain Iago has many motives for ruining the lives of Othello, Cassio, Desdemona, and Roderigo. They include jealousy, fears of infidelity, greed, and his anger at being passed on for a promotion. These passionate motives drives Iago, turning him into one of the most evil of villains Shakespeare has created.
Roderigo a solider in Othello’s army and once a courtier of Othello’s wife Desdemona is under
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soul till I am even with him, wife for wife,. “ (Pg. 674)
Iago will do anything to get his revenge and feel in control.
Iago is one Shakespeare’s’ evilest characters. No one is safe from his treachery. Roderigo, Desdemona, Cassio and Othello all experience his jealousy, fears of infidelity, greed, and his anger at being passed on for a promotion. Iago uses deception to play one another off each other until they are all destroyed.