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1

What type of villain is iago?

An overt Machiavellian and vice villain - he is inherently evil

2

How is iago presented as mysterious and unfashionable?

“From this time forth I will never speak a word”

3

How does Roderigo present iago?

“O dammed inhuman dog”

4

How is iago presented as motiveless?

“Motiveless malignity”

5

What type of jealousy consumes iago?

Professional jealousy “arithmetic” and “bookish theoric”

6

How is iago jealous of Cassio life?

Envious of the “daily beauty”

7

Why does iago hate the moor?

Eaten up by sexual jealousy “done my office”

8

How is iagos sexual jealousy presented?

“Wife for wife” he uses desdemonas goodness to “enmesh them all”

9

Who does iago have a low opinion of?

Women and foreigners

10

What does iago do to play convincing roles?

Changes his tone and style in rhetoric

11

How does iago act with Cassio?

He is bluff, coarse and genial

12

How does iago act with othello?

Plausible practice advice

13

How does iago act with desdemona?

Sympathetic approach

14

How does othello act around montano and Lodovico?

He stressed that he has othellos and Venice’s best interests at heart

15

What is their an absence of when iago talks to his social and professional superiors?

Ego

16

How does othello act around his inferiors?

Self-serving and materialistic

17

When does iago speak to Emilia pleasantly?

When he wants something, otherwise he is cold