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In “Othello”, one of shakespeare’s masterpieces, we see Iago showing hatred towards Othello. "I hate the Moor. My cause is hearted", here Iago converses with Rodrigo about how much he hates Othello, and he would help him in his conquest to get Desdemona for his lustful desires. Rodrigo's previous intentions were to drink is sorrows away, since he was hit by the sad realization that Desdemona is taken and there is nothing he could do about it rather than drink. Iago saw this as an opportunity to manipulate him into thinking that she was an easy girl to take possession and he would need lots of cash if he would stand a chance of winning his heart. The context depicts Iago as hateful since his statement clearly shows that he despises Othello with all his heart. With the help of Rodrigo, he could be able to have the fun at the moment where Othello will be at his weakest and vulnerable to anything.

When Rodrigo has exited the scene, we see Iago remarking, "I hate the moor, thought abroad that twixt my sheets. He's done my office, I know not it be true, But I, for mere suspicion in that kind, Will do, as if for surety". It shows that Iago is suspicious that his wife had slept with Othello. The context elaborates his vengefulness by willing to play the tit for tat game and plant a seed of jealousy between Othello and Cassio. The statement also suggests that Iago looks for the simplest of suspicion and rumor to allow himself a redemption without any remorse. He thinks of Cassio as a handsome man who is a smooth talker and Othello as a straightforward person who believes anything from any person he thinks is honest. He plans to cause a rift between the two by assuring Othello that there is…...

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