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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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