Motivations of Iago

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Motivation drives many people to overcome tasks and obstacles in their lives. It can also help people get through a hard time or reach a goad. Samuel Smiles said that “With will one can do anything.” This just shows how even the most farfetched ideas can eventually become true with impulse. Iago does exactly that when he bring down Othello, his captain. Iago’s plan to destroy Othello’s reputation stems the protection of his own, the belief in rumors, and revenge. As Iago’s plan begins to take shape, he confronts many of the other characters to help him in his plot, but ultimately does not care of the turnouts of their wellbeing, but only himself. He is referred to as Honest Iago for being truthful and a worthy companion to have by your side. Although his true nature is that of a villain and the devil. He is somebody who will do whatever he has to do in order to achieve his goal. As he looks toward Roderigo to fund his missions, he states in his soliloquy that “Thus do I ever make my fool my purse.” (I.iii.365) This shows how he uses the people around him in order to keep himself above them. No matter what happens to Roderigo, Iago is only concerned with himself and is ultimately going to be alone in his aim to destroy Othello. His exclusive plan leaves him to be vulnerable from others as he has no friends. With a troubled mind, Iago beings to become easily aggravated by things that he does not even believe. Since he believes life is much more complicated than it needs to be, and only thinks that the food, water and the essentials are what are needed. Not to mention that his opinion that love is just a modification off of lust. This makes him sensitive to the rumors that are spread about him and told to him by other people. His says in his soliloquy that “I hate the Moor, and it is thought abroad that ‘twist my sheets He’s done my office. I know not if’t be true yet I, for mere suspicion in that kind, will do as if for surety.” (I.iii.368-372) Although Iago does...
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