"Othello" by Shakespeare: Iago by End of Act I
He makes a constant repetition of a cold phrase, 'I hate the Moor' and even begins to believe that Othello is having an affair with his own wife, Emelia. He now has even more reason to hate "the Moor", "I hate the Moor and it is thought abroad that `twixt my sheets `has done my office" (Act1, Scene3, 369-70). The audience is shocked at coming to know that Iago is so wrapped up into his revenge that he's ready to stoop so low. Iago also hates Cassio as he was given a position as an officer by Othello, but thinks he deserves better, `I know my price, I am worth no worse place' (Act 1 Scene 1, 11). His first soliloquy reveals he desires Cassio's position and will trick both Othello and Cassio against each other by using 'double knavery' (Act1, Scene3, 376). This metaphorical device reveals that Iago will do go to any depth to fulfill his revenge. At this point, one starts to become aware of his intense jealous nature. This initial jealousy is the catalyst for the seeds of revenge and destruction.…
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