Ben and Tim's Iago Blog

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Iago is jealous because:

IAGO"I hate the Moor.And it is thought abroad, that 'twixt my sheets/ He has done my office: I know not if't be true;But I, for mere suspicion in that kind, Will do as if for surety."

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IAGO is insecure and jealous about many things throughout the distinguished play, Othello. This Glogster is dedicated to sharing with the reader those examples and helping the reader to learn more about the hated Iago.

Othello chose Michael Cassio as the lieutenant instead of Iago,and gave Iago the job of being the flag bearer, or ancient.

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Iago is insecure because

IAGO suspects that his wife, (Emilia), has committed audultry with the moor, (Othello).

This shows Iago is insecure because he shows a need to be made lieutenant, which reveals his own desire to reach a status he seems to need to be comfortable.

Iago is jealous of others happieness and succes in love.

Othello and Cassio have a reputation for being popular with the ladies, while Iago is stuck in a loveless marrage.

Iago is jealous of other's essentail goodness in personality.

“One Michael Cassio, a Florentine,A fellow almost damn'd in a fair wife;That never set a squadron in the field......At Rhodes, at Cyprus and on other grounds”

He speaks of Cassio having "a daily beauty in his life" which makes Iago's lfe "ugly" by comparasion

This is also a reason for Iago's jealousy

"Nonsuits my mediators. For “Certes,” says he,“I have already chose my officer.”And what was he?Forsooth, a great arithmetician,One Michael Cassio"

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