Iago/Othello: The Main Character

Othello vs Iago

Iago/Othello: The Main Character The whole Iago verses Othello on who’s the primary character of this disaster has actually been going on for years. Iago is a manipulative, vengeance seeking, dubious bad guy; although he seeks all this attention he is not of excellent value in my viewpoint. Othello is the primary character in Shakespeare’s play The Tragedy of Othello for a variety of reasons a few of them being; without him there would be no play everything focuses on him, the title of this play is his name, and the significant function he plays in Venetian government as a trusted soldier and leader.

Everything in this play focuses on Othello whether he likes it or not everything relates to him, in every act Othello is involved either directly or indirectly. This play would not be the exact same or even exist if Othello wasn’t created, Iago would not have his jealousy towards his desire for Desdemona. Iago wouldn’t have this deep hatred that he has made up for Othello. Also he would not have this jealous soul on his tale; Iago the one who got missed by Othello for lieutenant. Shakespeare) Although Othello remained far-off throughout the play he is constantly being spoken about particularly upon Iago’s lips. (Glow Notes) “Othello often makes a point of providing himself as an outsider, whether since he recognizes his unique appeal or since he is self-conscious of and defensive about his difference from other Venetians.” (Spark Notes) This play is called after him … Othello so therefore that needs to show some importance to his character.

The whole play is about Othello being betrayed by Iago he states, “Thus do I ever make my fool my handbag I dislike the Moor, and it is believed abroad that ‘twixt my sheets ‘Has done my workplace. “(Shakespeare) Lastly he plays a significant function in Venetian federal government as a relied on soldier and leader. He is really useful to the government and a faithful relied on soldier in the play he is relied on enough to be put in complete control of Cyprus. Without Othello as a primary character than there wouldn’t be any importance in this function. Works Cited Shakespeare, William. The Disaster of Othello. Austin: Holt, Rinehart, & & Winston, 1997. Spark Notes

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