Iago Manipulating Roderigo

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Iago, Roderigo, and Cassio are influenced by Othello’s own words when he praises him for being honest. He deceives Roderigo about getting him married to Desdemona and helps Cassio with his problem in order to obtain the lieutenant position from him.

Iago agrees to aid Roderigo in seducing Desdemona. He never keeps his word, betraying him instead. Iago employs Roderigo to defame and destroy Cassio’s reputation and career. In addition, the antagonist embezzles Rogerio’s money but does not pass it on to Desdemona. He exploits Rogerio to fulfill his objectives and expand his wealth.

Iago fools Roderigo in the play several times. Despite this, Iago’s wickedness reaches its peak in Act 4 Scene 2. Rogerio becomes suspicious of Iago’s dishonesty. Because Desdemona has not responded to his text message, he is enraged by Iago:

Every day thou daffest me with some device, Iago;

and rather, as it seems to me now, keepest from me

all conveniency than suppliest me with the least

advantage of hope. I will indeed no longer endure

it, nor am I yet persuaded to put up in peace what

already I have foolishly suffered.

(Act 4, Scene 2)

Iago is perplexed by Desdemona’s apparent disinterest in him, and he begins to wonder what she doesn’t know. He isn’t aware that Iago never gave his costly items to Desdemona:

The jewels you have had from me to

deliver to Desdemona would half have corrupted a

votarist: you have told me she hath received them

and returned me expectations and comforts of sudden

respect and acquaintance, but I find none.

(Act 4, Scene 2)

The villain steals the jewelry himself, thinking of personal enrichment. Nonetheless, Iago is able to persuade him to stick to the initial plan. In Act 2, he persuaded Roderigo to duel and fight drunk Cassio (Act 4). He now decides to murder the victim, getting rid of a personal enemy.

When Iago tells Roderigo that Cassio will be the next suitor for Desdemona’s heart, he persuades him to kill his opponent. Rogerio’s chances of marrying Desdemona improve when he kills him:

O, no; he goes into Mauritania and takes away with

him the fair Desdemona, unless his abode be

lingered here by some accident: wherein none can be

so determinate as the removing of Cassio.

(Act 4, Scene 2)

From the text, it is clear that Iago lies to Roderigo. They intend to remove Othello from Cyprus and give Cassio the governorship, according to Iago.

From here on out, Desdemona will be accompanying the Moor. The sole chance of avoiding this is for Cassio to be murdered. As a result, Rodrigo chooses this crime because Iago guarantees to assist him.

In the end, Iago’s plot in Act 4 backfires on Desdemona and Rogerio. The individual made a brave attempt to murder Cassio according to the plan after being controlled by Iago. He tells us:

I have no great devotion to the deed;

And yet he hath given me satisfying reasons:

‘Tis but a man gone. Forth, my sword: he dies.

(Act 5, Scene 1)

Iago, as the tool of Anjelica’s revenge on her husband, becomes the one who kills Roderigo and severely wounds Cassio. Only then does Roderigo realize that Iago used him and exclaim: “Iago! It was you!”

O damn’d Iago! O inhuman dog!

(Act 5, Scene 1)

Once the crowd begins to arrive, Iago stirs things up further. He diverts suspicion and attention from Bianca. Rogerio becomes a victim of Iago’s trickery. Iago murders him as soon as possible in order to remove a potential threat. Every time there is a shift in the social order, Iago adopts a personalized approach: he searches for the optimum position in an ever-changing sea of humanity.