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Anthony Fernandes Othello Quiz In Act I of Othello, Iago is clearly seen as the villain of the story. There is no question about his intentions even from the very beginning. He states, “I am not what I am” (1.1.64) showing that he is not being true and is trying to deceive someone. That someone would be Othello. His first plot against Othello is to try to trick Desdemona’s father, Brabantio, into believing that Othello made Desdemona marry him with magic. Iago seems bitter from the promotion of Casio, who has no experience, over himself. He seems to be a racist and has a deep hate for Othello. Later it is revealed that he also suspects Othello of sleeping with his wife, Emilia. He is going to try and convince
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Unformatted text preview: Othello that Casio has been sleeping with Desdemona and also cheat Roderigo out of the money that he has paid him to win over Desdemona. In Oedipus the King Tiresius says, “I am what I am” after telling Oedipus his prophecy. Tiresius was letting us know that he was speaking the truth and was not lying when he told his prophecy of Oedipus. Tiresius was an honest man who was not trusted when he should have been. You can see how the two characters differ with the lines that they state in the stories. Tiresius was a truthful man, while Iago is deceiving and very spiteful. The lines “I am not what I am” and “I am what I am” show us the true intentions of the characters in these stories....
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