Iago then engineers a fight between Cassio and Roderigo in which the latter is killed by Iago himself, double-crossing his allybut the former merely wounded. Iago plots to manipulate Othello into demoting Cassio, and thereafter to bring about the downfall of Othello himself.
Mad with jealousy, Othello orders Iago to kill Cassio, promising to make him lieutenant in return. Shakespeare contrasts Iago with Othello's nobility and integrity. In gruesome detail, Cinthio follows each blow, and, when she is dead, the Moor and his ensign place her lifeless body upon her bed, smash her skulland then cause the cracked ceiling above the bed to collapse upon her, giving the impression the falling rafters caused her death.
Shakespeare uses prose for many reasons: for comic or intimate exchanges, for lowly characters, for convention-defying princes such as Hamlet. Their characters unfold through their interaction with others and how they behave in isolation.
He demotes him, and refuses to have him in his company. But for all this, as his plot against Othello starts moving and gathering momentum, he loses control of it and must take real risks to prevent it from crashing. Continue Reading. Probably, yes!
But Iago's salacious language is just that — words.
At first glance he seems to be pure evil, but I think his actions are much more complex. The Jacobean view of Venetian womenin particular the idea that they were sexually immoral compounds how credible Roderigo, and Othello, find Iago's portrayal of Desdemona.
The audience believes that he will be punished, but it's left open for the audience to wonder whether he will get away with his evil plans by concocting another deception or violent act.