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Michael Cassio

Michael Cassio from Othello Michael Cassio is Othello’s lieutenant and is trusted by Othello for his safety. More than a lieutenant, Othello regarded him as his friend. Cassio was the person who approved of Othello and Desdemona’s marriage when no one supported their love. He was the only person trusted by Othello to convey his messages to Desdemona and vice versa. Moreover, he was a faithful, reliable and capable lieutenant. Michael Cassio was the hinge on which the play turns, because he falls...

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off each other, giving the reader a sense of confusion and intrigue. The character that seems to be involved in the story the most, besides Iago, is Michael Cassio. At the beginning of Othello, Cassio is one of Othello’s soldiers and is appointed second in command. Cassio is one of those characters who are easily influenced by others. After Cassio is appointed to his new position, Iago influences him in to drinking. The reader soon realizes why he didn’t want to drink and that is because he is...

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Othello, Cassio and Iago Are Soldiers, How Important Are Soldiery Values to the Confiding Tragedy?

Othello, Cassio and Iago are soldiers, how important are soldiery values to the confiding tragedy? Amongst the play soldiery values deeply affect the personality traits and subsequent actions of the characters involved. Soldierly camaraderie plays a big part in affecting Othello’s irreversible loyalty towards Iago. This false trust makes Iago able to twist the truth and lie about Desdemona’s adultery with another soldier, Michael Cassio. Soldierly reputation also is an overriding theme in the story...

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Iago Manipulates Othello, Cassio and Roderigo

Othello, Roderigo and Cassio Effectively Manipulated by Iago "Keep your friends close and your enemies closer" is a quote that very well describes how two-face Iago really is. In William Shakespeare's play, Othello, Iago's hatred toward the Moor, Othello, leads him to devise a plan against him. As a result, Othello goes from truly loving his wife to hating her with a passion. Othello's hatred and anger proves fatal for Desdemona, Emilia, Roderigo, and Othello, himself. Iago effectively manipulates...

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How does Iago Convince Othello to Kill Cassio and Desdemona by the End of Act Three?

How does Iago Convince Othello to Kill Cassio and Desdemona by the End of Act Three? Act Three of Othello begins with Othello having no doubts at all concerning his wife’s fidelity and the happiness of their marriage, and ends with him almost totally convinced of her false guilt of being in an affair despite having very little evidence to prove it and no reason to want it to be true. His complete certainty comes rather from the manipulative skill of his ensign Iago who uses three principal broad...

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William Shakespeare’s Othello: the Creation of a Villain

a game of chess, stepping on others and using them as pawns in order to obtain his ultimate goal, overthrowing Othello. At the beginning of the play, we are made aware of Iago’s anger at not being chosen to be Othello’s lieutenant. Instead, Michael Cassio is named lieutenant and Iago is named as the Moor’s ensign (third in command). In Act I Scene I, we are also introduced to Roderigo, who is in love with Desdemona. Roderigo has been paying Iago to help him win Desdemona’s affection. However...

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How Does Iago Plant His Poison on Othello's Mind About Desdemona's Infidelity?

the Moor that Desdemona are having a love affair with Cassio. These two are actually not having a love affair but Iago manages to make Othello think they are by lying and placing the handkerchief in Cassio’s room. Iago attempts to lure Othello’s mind by saying “Ha! I like not that” (line 35). Iago tries to catch Othello’s attention by warning him. Here, Iago tries to convince Othello that something bad is going on between Desdemona and Cassio. He achieves what he wanted as Othello responds “What...

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Othello - Power of Words

simple minded Roderigo was not the only one, as Cassio is set up into Iago's traps next. Lastly the great Othello is wrapped up by Iago's tongue and is tossed around as Iago's will. To catch a fish, bait and a hook is required, in the drama Iago plots, Cassio is the bait. Cassio is the man who provokes Othello and unknowingly kills Othello. Iago's intentions were to take Cassio's position in the ranks, because Othello gave the position to Cassio instead of him. Iago does this by exploiting Cassio's...

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Iago - The Antagonist

position and is determined to manipulate his way into it. Though Iago does not hate Cassio, he believes that Cassio is just another pawn that will help him get to the top. Iago tells the audience that, "Cassio's a proper man: let me see now; To get his place and to plume up my will/In double knavery" (I.iii.385-387), proving that he is plotting to get Cassio's job. To further his plan, Iago attempts to get Cassio drunk. He is aware that it would not take very much to do so, and he plans on using...

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motivations are never very clearly expressed and seem to originate in an obsessive, almost aesthetic delight in manipulation and destruction. Read an in-depth analysis of Iago. Michael Cassio - Othello’s lieutenant. Cassio is a young and inexperienced soldier, whose high position is much resented by Iago. Truly devoted to Othello, Cassio is extremely ashamed after being implicated in a drunken brawl on Cyprus and losing his place as lieutenant. Iago uses Cassio’s youth, good looks, and friendship with Desdemona...

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