2. Discuss the techniques Iago used to manipulate others
Through out the play of Othello Iago used many techniques to get what he wanted
and one way or another he some how all most always got what he wanted. His techniques
were that of an everyday sneaky, conniving bad guy, who always got people to trust him,
except the person that was closest to him. But the main overall techniques he used were;
1)He gained the trust of people. Which was the number one technique, and from gaining
their trust he could branch off form that and then he could manipulate the people he was
playing into thinking that he was on their side even when he might be on the opposite side.
Another thing that he could do to people was to, from gaining their trust and making then
think that he was on their side he could manipulate them and make them turn on each
other. The other technique that he used which didn't nearly play a role as large as the first
technique but was important was he was always very careful, in being discovered and by
covering his tracks. He knew how to take care of things in precarious situation. There was
in my own personal opinion one more technique, and that was that he knew how to use all
his options and could use his wits and cunningness.
Iago's number one technique was his ability to make people trust him. He had just
about everyone spun in Iago's web. Rodrigo, Othello, Cassio, Desdemona, Emilia, and
etc. And he got every one of them to trust him, although he still hadn't got Emilia into his
web fully. She still had suspicions about him. He could gain the trust of people as if it...