To be knowledgable, influential and charismatic are key features contributing to Power of the Individual. Contrary to the ambitions of Martin Luther King Jr, Iago (Othello) expresses a motiveless malignity which directs his disguised exhibits of power. He may have slight ulterior motives- jealousy for Cassio’s lieutenancy and revenge at Othello’s betrayal- but his want of power is purely selfish; Power of the Individual. Iago weaves an intricate web of lies and influence, convincing Othello that Desdemona is an adulterer, yet separating himself from the accusations cunningly. “The Moor already changes with my poison. Dangerous conceits are in their natures poisons Which at the first are scarce found to distaste, But with a little act upon the blood Burn like the mines of sulfur.” He uses metaphor to compare how his accusations work like poison, slowly entering Othello's mind with his mind at ease, until provocation allows it to intoxicate him entirely.... [continues]
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