Iago, The Jealous, Lying, Shakesperian Villian

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Iago, The Jealous, Lying, Shakesperian Villian

IagoThe Jealous, lying, Shakeperian Villan

Iago is also jealous of Cassio's considerable and crucial lieutenant position.

Military Symbol for lieutenant

He's Jealous of the wealth of others, taking advantage of his rich friend, Roderigo and telling him to, "Put money in thy purse" (Act 1, scene 3, page 14, line 2), just so that he can steal the money for himself.



Iago is a bigger liar than Pinnochio, and is constantly worried about being found out for who he truly is.

A dishonest man Iago is, wanting to recieve the respect that other characters are given, jealous of those around him.

Iago's jealousy and insecurity makes him manipulative, using others, stating that he, "follows them, to serve his own turn upon them" (Act 1, Scene 1, page 2 line 44). He uses others at puppets, all for his personal gain.

Iago also lacks nobility, unlike those he is surrounded by, he is a black sheep, diffrent than those around him.

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