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Manipulation Of Words In Othello Essay

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Manipulation of words can have a great impact on human behavior. The impact of manipulation is uncontrollable; individuals use it without even thinking about it because it is what humans do to get what they desire. In the play Othello by William Shakespeare, Manipulation, jealousy and betrayal by characters change how they perceive themselves and others. Iago uses manipulation of words to persuade Othello throughout the whole play. Iago uses his cleverness and his patience to achieve his goals in the play. Othello becomes a dynamic character after getting convinced by Iago, that he began to perceive everyone differently. There are many ways in which characters in “Othello” perceive ...view middle of the document...

Every character perceives the handkerchief differently; Desdemona sees it as a symbol of love towards Othello throughout the whole play. Othello sees the handkerchief as evidence of Desdemona’s infidelity after Iago manipulated the handkerchief. Othello saw the handkerchief as a tool to keep a person faithful to their spouse. Iago impacted him heavily, which changed his perception on the handkerchief and Desdemona. This scene in the play shows how powerful manipulation can be as it drives Othello to become very angry towards Desdemona and Cassio when they are really the innocent ones. Desdemona was not manipulated by anyone, which caused her to have the same perception on the handkerchief the whole time. Othello on the other hand had Iago to manipulate him throughout the entire play this caused Othello’s behavior to change and caused him to view the handkerchief in a bad way.

Emilia perceived Iago as someone to care about and someone to look up to. Once she finally found out that Iago was behind the idea of Desdemona cheating she perceived Iago as an evil villain. The feeling of betrayal from Iago impacted Emilia to look at Othello in a more innocent way and to look at Iago as a foul liar. Emilia wanted Iago to appreciate what she does and she believed she was becoming more relaxed with Iago when she was doing what he asked. Emilia was impacted by Iago’s harsh actions that she told the truth to Othello because she was loyal to Desdemona. Iago also felt betrayal from Emilia and that impacted him to become mad enough to stab and kill his own wife. This started out as on as Iago being jealous of Cassio’s rank and then it impacted him to kill his wife. In act IV scene iii Emilia says she would cheat on her husband if the payoff were big enough. This shows that she doesn’t have a lot to look forward to and that...

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