William Shakespeare
The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice

How does iago plan to exact revenge on Othello?

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He will persuade Othello that his wife is unfaithful, thus wrecking their happy marriage, making Othello miserable, and inducing him to become a murderer.

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Iago has multiple plans: a plan to cozen Roderigo out of his money in order to make Iago rich, a plan to discredit Cassio so that Iago can get a promotion, a plan to have Cassio and Roderigo kill each other so that there will be nobody to implicate Iago and a plan to get Othello to discredit himself and kill Desdemona because Iago hates them, possibly because they love each other and he has never loved anyone.


because his wife told othello the truth that it was iago's plan to seperate desdemona and othello


Iago is extremely jealous of both Cassio and Othello. His plan is to make Othello believe that Desdimonia has committed adultery with Cassio. That way, Cassio will be fired from his high military status and Othello will loose the love of his life (Desdimonia, his wife.)


In the play Othello, many of the characters fall victim to jealousy, causing them to do things they wouldn't normally do. Iago, Emilia, Bianca, Roderigo and Othello all display jealousy throughout the play, though each finds resolution in a different way. Iago displays jealousy from the very beginning of the play. His jealousy quickly spawns thoughts of revenge, and he soon develops a plan to achieve revenge on those he feels have wronged him. From the start of the play, Iago expresses his jealousy of both Cassio and Othello. He is jealous of Cassio for securing the job of lieutenant Iago feels he deserved, and jealous of Othello not only from the promotion of Cassio, but also from his belief that Othello has slept with Emilia. Iago expresses "It is thought abroad that 'twixt my sheets / He has done my office" This insecurity and jealousy he feels leads him to commit acts of revenge. As he becomes fixed on the idea of revenge, Iago speaks in a soliloquy he will not be satisfied "Till I am evend with him, wife for wife, /Or failing so, yet that I put the Moor / At least into a jealousy so strong / That judgment cannot cure"


It would make it seem that Iago did his part in the plan, where Iago kills Cassio and Othello kills Desdemona. Even though Iago got Roderigo to do it for him.


It was always Iago's plan to destroy Othello. He gained Othello's trust with the specific intent to betray him later. Why Iago hated Othello so much is unclear. He offers a number of reasons, none of them particularly persuasive.


He proposes that they should wake Brabantio and set him against Othello for secretly marrying Desdemona.


Iago suggests that Cassio should get Desdemona to plead for him. This will help Iago's plan to suggest that Desdemona is having an affair with Cassio


In Othello, Shakespeare deals with the classic scenario of a black dude hooken-up with a white chick.. her dad is 'oh-my-goodness' angry when he finds out, because Othello has been doin' stuff behind his back. A real scum-bag called Iago decides that Othello needs to be pulled down a peg-or-two... you see he is real jealous cause Othello didn't give him the promotion he wanted... he sets up this plan with a missus (Desdomona) is messing around... (of course to kill Othello) It all ends in tears... Roderigo dead, Othello stabs himself, smouthers Desdomaona, Iago stabs Emilia, all three end up dead on the bed together. Iago is punished until death.


Iago's plan is to make Cassio drunk and get him into a brawl that will ruin Cassio's reputation and cause him to lose his position. He urges Roderigo to provoke Cassio "to put our Cassio in some action/ that may offend the isle." As usual,Roderigo is duped by Iago's manipulative words and agrees to do this, even though all he ends up with is a sound beating from Cassio. Iago, however, succeeds in getting Cassio dismissed from his lieutenancy to Othello, which plays in toIago's master plan to ruin Othello.


that desdemona is going to get sick of othello and once she does she is going to look for someone younger and better looking and that person would be cassio so if rodriego wants to get a chance with desdemona he has to get rid of cassio so they make a plan to have cassio get drunk and fight rodriego and let othello see that cassio is looking bad so othello will remove him from lutenient.


Shakespeare's plays rely largely on irony. There are three kinds of irony presented in this novel. They are: situational, verbal, and dramatic. Irony plays an important role in Othello. It creates suspense, and adds interest to the story. There are many examples of situational irony in this play. Cassio was the one Iago wanted dead or out of his position. At the end of the play, Cassio was the only one that did not die and Othello actually promoted him to a higher position. In the end Iago never accomplishes what he started to do-- to get back at Othello and take Cassio's place. Both Othello and Iago treat their wives horribly. Both killed their wives even through their innocence. Iago killed his wife because she was working against his plan. Othello killed his wife because he thought she cheated on him when she really didn't. Before he killed her, Iago used his wife in a way that helped him to betray Othello. She was a good friend of Desdemona's and she worked against her friend without knowing it. She took Desdemona's handkerchief because Iago said he wanted it. Iago then placed the handkerchief in Cassio's room to make him look guilty. Also, throughout the play, it seemed that Othello was the only one who didn't know the truth. Shakespeare uses situational irony well to make the story more interesting. The verbal irony in this novel can sometimes be humorous because of how ironic it is. Othello often said things that were actually the opposite of Iago: "O, thou art wise! 'Tis certain"(IV.I.87), "Honest Iago . . . "(V.II.88), (II.III.179) & (I.III.319), "I know, Iago, Thy honesty and love doth mince this matter"(II.III.251-52). These lines are just a few of the ironic that Othello says to Iago. They show the trust that Othello mistakenly puts in his "best friend." Most things Iago says are ironic and he's always lying. Othello still considered him his best friend but Iago was the only one Othello trusted although he was constantly lying. He says, "My lord, you know I love you"(III.III.136). This is a blatant lie - Iago does and would do anything to make "his lord's" life miserable. He does not love Othello. One line that Iago says is very ironic in several ways. He says, "O, beware, my lord, of jealousy! It is the green-eyed monster, which doth mock the meat it feeds on"(III.III.192). This line covers many things because jealousy is the reason Iago is betraying Othell o and ruining everyone else's lives in the first place. Also, jealousy is what causes Othello to eventually kill his wife. Just a short sidenote, the metaphor coined by Shakespear of jealousy being a "green-eyed monster" is very famous and a very well written phrase. Early in the play, Desdemona's father says to Othello, "Look to her, Moor, if thou hast eyes to see. She has deceived her father, and may thee"(I.III.317). This is not good for Othello to hear. This just helps to enforce what Iago is trying to him to believe about Desdemona cheating on him. There are many examples of verbal irony in Othello that add humor to the story and makes it more interesting to read(or watch). Dramatic irony plays an important role in captivating the audience. Dramatic irony makes parts of a story more interesting for the audience to know something the characters don't. The strongest piece of dramatic irony which plays out throughout the story is the fact that the reader/veiwer knows that Desdemona is innocent. Along with this, the audience also knows that Iago is really crooked. The reader knows all of Iago's schemes and lies. Othello knows none of these things. He believes that Iago is honest and that his wife is guilty of adultery. More instances of dramatic irony show up as characters think aloud to the audience through asides. Then, the audience knows what is going on when most characters don't. Dramatic irony is exciting and it makes the reader feel like part of the story. Throughout the play, Shakespear uses irony to add humor, suspense, and just to make it more enjoyable. The three different kinds of irony; situational, verbal and dramatic, all make the play a classical Shakespeare play.


His plan is to murder Fortunato.


There has been much discussion of Iago's motives, and no sure conclusion. Clearly he intended that Othello, Desdemona and Cassio should be destroyed. He had a grudge against Cassio because Cassio was promoted over him. He had a grudge against Othello because he had done the promoting (and for some reason thought Othello was having an affair with his wife). Who knows what he had against Desdemona? However, Iago does not only cause misery and death to these three--he also causes disaster for Roderigo and also Bianca as well. In fact, he's bad news for everybody. A suggestion: Iago was one of those people who try to build themselves up by dragging everyone around them down. Such people often do not have sufficient confidence in themselves to allow others to succeed--their belief in their own failure means that everyone else must fail. They are also expert at manipulating others, as Iago certainly is.


To take away Desdemona from Othello


Probably you are alluding to Don John's plan to discredit Hero by showing Claudio what appears to be Hero making love to another man. Of course it is Borachio and Margaret but Claudio doesn't know that. I don't know if I would call this a comedic device--Iago in Othello does about the same thing by showing Othello what appears to be Cassio talking about his conquest of Desdemona. Of course it is really Bianca he is talking about but Othello doesn't know that.


It depends on which instance.


Since being gay is not a bad thing, you have no reason to take revenge.



Roderigo complains that he has spent all his money to get beaten up by Cassio. Iago persuades him to stick to his plan, by telling him that he has caused Cassio to be cashiered, which will remove a rival for Desdemona's hand.


To discredit Othello by getting him to kill Desdemona, and in the process to get Cassio killed. It almost worked out for him too.


In Act II Scene 3, Iago knows that Cassio's weakness is unable to tolerate alcohol therefore he targets this weakness and persuades Cassio to drink with him. At first Cassio said no to Iago's offer because he was assigned to be on duty at night however, he ends up drinking anyways because of Iago's persistent persuasion. Iago's plan was slowly progressing. After a great amount of alcohol consumption, Cassio became drunk and went to the washroom by himself. While he was doing his business, an unknown man which was Roderigo disguised with a beard, pushed him from behind. This action angers Cassio therefore he chases the "unknown man". At the same time, Iago was talking to Montano about Cassio's drinking problem. Cassio runs into Iago and Montano, a fight occurs and Montano gets injured as Iago stabs him without anyone else noticing. The fight causes Othello to appear and strips Cassio of his rank because "he" injured Montano.



Hamlet was going to act crazy until he got an opportunity to revenge himself on Claudius. Not much of a plan, really.


Payback is not necessary. Unless you really want it. But if you must, do something simple. But the plan to good revenge is to do it when they least expect it. Wait a couple of weeks until they forget, then get them!



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