Once Othello flies into a jealous rage, Iago tells him to hide and look on while he Iago talks to Cassio.
He has an ally, Roderigowho assists him in his plans in the mistaken belief that after Othello is gone, Iago will help Roderigo earn the affection of Othello's wife, Desdemona. Iago further points out to Roderigo that Cassio, the newly appointed lieutenant, is not a true soldier.
Description of character[ edit ] Iago is one of Shakespeare's most sinister villainsoften considered such because of the unique trust that Othello places in him, which he betrays while maintaining his reputation for honesty and dedication.
All through the play, he turns all his friends against each other including those who trusted him most. Did you find something inaccurate, misleading, abusive, or otherwise problematic in this essay example? They are discussing a counter attack which will be led by Othello, when Brabantio comes storming in, accusing Othello of corrupting his daughter, Desdemona, with "spells and medicines bought of mountebanks.
Cassio leaves and when Othello regains his composure, Iago tells him that he will work a confession out of Cassio if Othello will secretly listen to their conversation.