The movie Othello is full of very believeable and well developed characters. As it is a tradgedy,
thought, we have to have a victim or victims, in this case Othello, and the cause of their misery, which is
Iago. Iago manipulates Cassio, Roderigo, Emilia, and Othello, useing a variety of methods. Iago's plots are
skillfully crafted with multiple levels of intrigue. Iago also pays attention to the smallest detail, proveing his
skill as a villian. Thus, Iago is a masterful villian who manipulates all those around him.
Iago manipultes Cassio, Roderigo, Emilia, and Othello in several ways. Cassio is manipulated by
Iago first getting him fired. Then, under the guise of friendship, Iago suggests that Cassio ask Desdemona
for help in getting reinstated. This is an ingenius move on as his part, as Cassio must pursue Desdemona's
help behind Othello's back.
Roderigo is manipulated by Iago's telling him to pursue Desdemona, even
though Desdemona is already married. Although this is a blatent lie on Iago's part, as the viewer sees not a
single hint that Desdemona even acknowledges Roderigo's existance, it is so cleverly delivered to Roderigo
that he takes as a fact, even when the facts show otherwise. Iago controls Emilia through her love that she
has for him. He uses her love of him to get her to steal Desdemona's handkerchief. Othello is manipulated
by suggestion and hints that are carefully worded and said at just the right moment. Each one weakens his
faith in Desdemona a little more. Then Iago produces "evidence" to add weight to his innuendos. The
evidence is so believeably delivered and Othello already so incenced by Iago's words that Othello does not
even question the truth of what he sees. This...