Iago Telling The Truth In Othello

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In Act II, scene iii, there were many instances where Iago tells remarks of honesty, truth, and even lies. In order to get what he wants, Iago schemes many plans to get back at people he hates; Cassio and Othello. In order to get back at them, he uses many instances where telling the truth would benefit him in proceeding with his plans rather than being honest about them. For his plan, he gets Cassio drunk and gets Roderigo to infuriate him causing further problems. Once these problems arose and Othello comes out to break up the fight, he asks “honest Iago” for the truth in which what happened. Here, Isco follows his plan and just tells the truth without being honest about it, causing him to benefit. By telling the truth only Cassio will be punished. If he has told the honest truth by telling Othello his whole plan, then he would have mentioned about how he purposely got Cassio drunk and angered him so he caused problems. …show more content…
First, he begins telling Othello that they were just having a friendly conversation with everyone until randomly, Cassio started a fight when Iago says, “Friends all, but now, even now; In quarter, and in terms like bride and groom Devesting them for bed; and then, but now (As if some planet had unwitted men), Swords out and tilting one at other’s [breast], In opposition bloody.” (Shakespeare 114) Here, Iago tries to show exactly how friendly they were by comparing how the situation was before the fight to how a bride and groom is before they go to bed. If Iago told the honest truth he would have explained that the fight did not just start out of nowhere because of no reason. He would have stated how he told Roderigo to provoke Cassio once he was

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