Journal 7

Journal 7 - simple: One tells the truth!” Francesco...

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Kyle Garrity Professor Dorothy Howell EN-102-03 Journal 7 due 2/29/08 The article I selected for this journal was “Honest” Iago by Dr. Francesco Ancona. In this article, the author writes about how Iago is the only character in all of Othello who tells the truth to himself and others. Francesco brings up how, ironically, it is Iago’s words of truth that bring chaos to the community. What Iago did was find hidden secrets in people and use it against them. Iago would uncover a truth or hidden feeling in someone that he would use to manipulate that person. One would not think that Iago’s words could be so terrible if they were the truth, but Francesco explains how this is possible. “In a truthful world, an evildoer causes mayhem by lying. However, in a world filled with lies-as is ours-how does one become evil? The answer is as obvious as it is
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Unformatted text preview: simple: One tells the truth!” Francesco explains that although Iago is telling the truth, he is doing it with the purpose of being evil in mind. However, Francesco also goes on to say how although Iago is the main villain in the story, all of the other characters should not be thought of as innocent. All of the other characters besides Iago are guilty of lying and causing disruption in the first place. In the end, all of the characters are at fault, “Because truth and lie are one; they are words. What is said in truth can be quite false. And what is said in evil can be quite true. The poison is not truth or lie. The poison is the nature of words themselves. Words are poison” (22)....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course EN 101 taught by Professor Nelson during the Fall '07 term at Quinnipiac.

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