"Othello" by Shakespeare

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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...