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A good place to start when constructing a villain is to look at William Shakespeare’s villain in Othello, a man called Iago.

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Iago is a wonderful villain because he gains other's trust, relentlessly takes advantage of his peers' flaws, and unapologetically causes the deaths of his counterparts in order to achieve his goals....

Iago the villain Essay - 1364 Palabras | Cram

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One of the most brilliantly crafted villains in history, Iago is an incredibly intelligent and creative man who shows throughout the play how apt he is at twisting the truth and turning the facts upside down, using strategies and t...

 

Iago and Richard III are two of Shakespeare’s best-known villains

For myself, if someone mentions Shakespearian villain, I do think of Iago
(I, i, 38-40.) FN1 As Roger Moore has pointed out in an essay accompanying this one, such a motive is not a grand-scale one, nor one which might cast Iago as the Universal Villain....

The Triumphant Villain of Iago Essay - 917 Words
At the end of the play, Iago differs from many of Shakespeare's villains in that he is left standing, if guarded; most villains in Shakespeare's plays tend to die at the hands of those they oppressed in a recurring theme of restoration of order. Iago by contrast does not die, we can only speculate that his future will be miserable...


Iago is one of Shakespeare's great villains

Because of this he wanted to get back at Othello, he lusted for Desdemona to get even with Othello.
He killed his own wife in the final scene.

Comparing what Shakespeare's Villains have in common with other Villains
King Claudius from movie Hamlet (1996)
Intro
In this presentation, I will be comparing a few Shakespeare villains to other villains in literature/media.
The key question I have used is:
Compare what two or more Shakespeare villains have in common with other villains?
Macbeth from the movie Macbeth (1971)
Iago from Othello movie (1995)
Professor Moriarty from Sherlock Holmes has some similar qualities to Iago.

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LaMar in “The Engaging Qualities of Othello” comment on how the character of Iago is the wholly expected type of villain for an Elizabethan audience: Iago at once captures the attention of the spectator.

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Iago actually possesses all of the typical villainous qualities, however Iago conducts himself with great composure, and by manipulating his counterparts, he makes people believe he is on their side....