Othello - Battle of Good vs. Evil
"I am not what I am." What is Iago? -- as distinct from what he pretends to be --
and what are his motives?
In Shakespeare's, Othello, the reader is presented the classic battle between the
deceitful forces of evil and the innocence of good. It are these forces of evil that
ultimately lead to the breakdown of Othello, a noble venetian moor, well-known by
the people of
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of witchcraft or magic. Iago's major mistake, ironically, is that he trusted
his wife Emilia and found that she was not as trustworthy as he thought. Although not
completely victorious at the conclusion of the play, Iago does successfully eliminate
the one character representative of heaven, innocence, and honesty. Yet "remains
the censure of this hellish villian" (Act V, Scene II). Finally, everything Iago
pretended to be led to his demise : Honesty, Innocence, and Love.