Essays Tagged: "Roderigo"

Cassio, Roderigo, Barbantio and their functions

From Shakespeare's play Othello, this paper will be discussing the rolesof Cassio, Roderigo and Brabantio, and their functions.First, Cassio. Cassio is an honourable lieutenant and a ... f his functions, to act as one of themeans which ties up the loose ends at the end of the play.Now, Roderigo. Roderigo is a foolish, cheated, gulled, dimwit.Basically, his function in the play is to a ... h her are just about non-existent. He frequentlygives valuables to Iago to give to Desdemona, which Roderigo tells offor the first time in the second line of the play, but Iago keepseverything for him ...

(3 pages) 55 0 4.4 Nov/1995

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Analysis of Iago Character in Shakespeare's "Othello"

at this because Othello had seen him in battle but overlooked him. In Act One, Scene One, Iago and Roderigo are discussing the current situation and Iago expresses his thoughts towards the promotion. ... ding to be Othello's faithful officer to serve his own purposes. "O sir, I content you," he says to Roderigo, "I follow him [Othello] to serve my turn upon him." He is immoral, but very perceptive, ke ...

(5 pages) 125 0 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

How and why is the public the persona that Iago presents different from the character revealed in his soliloquies

Cassio's not alive"). Another man who he manipulates and who we tend to feel sorry for at times is Roderigo, a character who is tricked by Iago into believing that Desdemona is in-love with him just ... y Iago into believing that Desdemona is in-love with him just as he has great love for her, he uses Roderigo for money that he says he's spending on gifts for Desdemona which he actually squanders on ...

(3 pages) 23 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Character analysis of Iago from Shakespeare's "Othello".

"I am not what I am" (I.i.62) declares Iago to Roderigo near the beginning of Shakespeare's Othello, who will not take action because he is slow-wi ... e job causes him feel to feel like a professional failure, hence causing a desire for revenge. When Roderigo responds to says "I would not follow him then," (I.i.38), Iago responds with "I follow him ... to be disturbed human with inhumane methods of achieving his goal.In his monologues and speeches to Roderigo, Iago reveals how emotionally sick he is. After Roderigo leaves the stage, Iago says how he ...

(3 pages) 68 1 4.2 Aug/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Analysis of Othello and Iago in Act 1.

who we are not immediately introduced too. We learn Iago's name in the second line of the play and Roderigo's soon after, but Othello is not mentioned by his name once. Instead he is referred to as ' ... racter, we instead are met with something completely surprising, a quiet and calm man who dismisses Roderigo's insult and even avoids the prospect of a conflict.Although, this kind nature can also be ...

(3 pages) 20 0 4.3 Oct/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Critical Analysis of The Character Iago in William Shakespeare's "Othello".

an hurt his chances of keeping the position Othello has bestowed upon him. His merciless killing of Roderigo further demonstrates his immorality as well as his ability to quickly invent lies and stori ... securities of his friends to weave a plot of destruction for Othello. As a well-paid go-between for Roderigo, yet another rejected suitor of Desdemona, he has the confidante of Roderigo, Desdemona, an ...

(6 pages) 27 0 0.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Appearance verses reality in William Shakespeare's "Othello": Is Iago a person who can be trusted?

is already against Othello regarding himself higher than Cassio and Othello's choice.Iago is using Roderigo which can be seen in {act 1, scene 1, page 2 line 2}"Had my purse which means able to rely ... act 1, scene 1, page 2 line 2}"Had my purse which means able to rely on me for money but Iago fools Roderigo by saying that he is offended by this statement by saying 'Sblood ,but you'll not hear me!" ...

(1 pages) 19 1 3.5 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Analysis of the importance of the experiences or behavior of Iago in "Othello".

that he has been made to look foolish.Iago's first act of revenge is quickly started when he tells Roderigo to alert Desdemona's father so that they can "poison his delight." Although Roderigo obeys, ... mined to get Cassio drunk because he is supposed to be on duty that night and Iago has arranged for Roderigo to meet Cassio - seemingly by chance - and to quarrel, so that Cassio will be disgraced.As ...

(7 pages) 35 0 5.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Breakdown Within Othello

perform his duties as lieutenant, Emelia who only wanted to win the affections of her husband, and Roderigo who was an honest suitor of Desdemona. Cassio was temporarily ruined by the removal of his ... anned by Iago, Emelia was refused respect or love by the deceiver and eventually killed by him, and Roderigo was used for his money and also killed by Iago.Order was destroyed as both the setting chan ...

(3 pages) 1541 0 3.7 Feb/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Bestial Theme In Othello

he so determined to have Othello murder Desdemona? He shows his hatred for Othello when speaking to Roderigo at the beginning, "I do hate him as I do hell pains" (I.i.170). He was disgruntled ab ... bout the lieutenant promotion Othello gave to Cassio and reveals a sign of jealousy when he says to Roderigo, "One Michael Cassio, a Florentine that never set a squadron in the field, nor the division ...

(5 pages) 34 0 3.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

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tablish the lot, as it plays a vital role. Three characters that are affected are Othello, Iago and Roderigo. These three characters vent their anger through violence and confrontations. Othe ... ce Othello that Cassio and Desdemonia are having an affair. His anger is so strong that he draws in Roderigo to use as his pawn. Iago ordered Rodrigo to draw Cassio into a fight, thus getting Cassio f ...

(3 pages) 723 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Othello 10

er example is found within one of Iago's soliloquies. He informs the audience that he will be using Roderigo to help ensnare the Moor in a trap, but does not reveal how.Which thing to do If this poor ...

(2 pages) 479 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Othello 6

re several characters in this that play portray this mentality. These characters include Brabantio, Roderigo and Emilia. But by far, the face of racism in this play is that of Iago, who makes his inte ...

(3 pages) 11 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Act one of Othello

peare is casting Iago's view of Othello in a very low estimation.Shakespeare's initial portrayal of Roderigo, is of a rather dim and naïve man. Firstly, he has paid a clearly dishonest self servi ... Iago, to promote a match between him and Desdemona, to her father, Brabantio. Secondly, nearly all Roderigo's conversation consists of subservient comments towards the manipulative Iago. He is consta ...

(10 pages) 7 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

"Angels, Men, And Devils" In Shakespeare's Othello

expresses a will to exact revenge and confesses that no means would be beneath him. He steals from Roderigo, who trusts him. He also creates all of the conflict in the play by putting ideas into the ... . In fact, he seems to relish them. After setting up a treacherous situation where either Cassio or Roderigo is likely to die, he explains his own position of the fight: "Now, whether he kill Cassio, ...

(3 pages) 5 0 1.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Examine The Issues Of Racial Stereotyping In Othel

ld black ram " (line 85 act 1 scene 1) and "the beast with two backs" (line 115 act 1 scene 1), and Roderigo uses the term "lascivious Moor" (line 124 act 1 scene 1). Moor is a term used frequently in ... an the word "Moor" meant black man.So by the time Othello comes into the play, from what is said by Roderigo, Iago and Brabantio, we get the picture that Othello is a sexually possessed animal. This i ...

(5 pages) 2 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Iago On Othello

t at all. These characteristics are shown in the way that he lies to and deceives his wife, Cassio, Roderigo, Othello and any other person he can manage to trick into trusting him. He is also willing ...

(1 pages) 4 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Iago: The Machiavellian Tactician in Othello

social standing. The first person's life which Iago is so willing to destroy is the gullible Roderigo. Iago likes to make his victims think that they are his best friend, convincing them that h ... re his best friend, convincing them that he has their best interest at heart. He takes advantage of Roderigo's desire for Desdemona to use him in his attempt to bring down Othello. Iago begins schemin ...

(4 pages) 5 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Othello: Play Verses Film

g the deaths of everyone around him; including Othello, Desdemona, his wife, Emilia and his friend, Roderigo. In 1995, Oliver Parker directed a film version of this play called Othello. The Tragedy of ... f Othello varies from the original play written by William Shakespeare. In the opening of the play, Roderigo and Iago are talking about Othello and his decision to make Michael Cassio the lieutenant. ...

(6 pages) 44 0 1.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Theme Of Deception in "Othello"

elling him he would talk with Cassio about Desdemona.Iago deceives not only Othello, but Cassio and Roderigo as well. Iago takesadvantage of his friendships with Cassio as well as Roderigo. At the beg ... another drink, knowing very well that it will make him drunk and disgrace him (II.2.38). Iago tells Roderigo that Desdemona will eventually stray from Othello to be with Cassio (II.1.240) Iago convinc ...

(3 pages) 24 0 3.7 Nov/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare