Essay about Othello and Iago

Submitted By Swampert201
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OtOthello – Jealousy, Hatred, Obsession
4th Period English

“Othello” is a tragedy play, about a man named Othello, and how a friend of his named Iago betrays Othello and uses Othello’s love for a woman named Desdemona to betray him. It is set in a very late time, and the story is based on mostly of how rumors and trust are used.
Iago wants to destroy Othello for a couple different reasons. The first is that Iago has been working with Othello for a long time, and Iago’s position is an ensign, or a standard-bearer, which has a lot of power. Othello had a spot for a lieutenant, and Iago believed that he was going to be able to get it, but Iago puts a newer person in, because he was more of a strategist, his name is Cassio.
When this happens Iago is very angered. He then feels betrayed, and decides to start making a plan. He has many connections from his position that he learns to use against Othello. His main connection is between Othello, and Othello’s wife Desdemona, and their love and trust will be used in this tragedy.
The second is that there are rumors that are going around that Othello is the person that sleeps around with other men’s wives, but one of the rumors is that Othello slept with Iago’s wife Emilia. In the play, Iago is tired of getting crapped on by Othello, so for Iago he believes that is time for revenge.
I believe it would be Iago who is more jealous then Othello. If you think about it, Iago is the person who planned out the whole plan. He had feelings for what Othello has done that has affected Iago’s feelings. Othello in the beginning of the play before Iago told Othello that is wife is cheating on him, Othello’s life was going perfect, and he was happy, and not jealous.

I believe that Othello trusted Desdemona to be faithful, which she was, and he was just tricked, and after that he questioned, not only her but himself, if maybe he was pushed her away in any way, or if she…