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So will I turn her virtue into pitch. And out of her own goodness make the net. That shall enmesh them all.
As an incarnation of evil and a catalyst of jealousy, vengeance and murder, Iago is the mainspring of Othello. One of Shakespeares most intriguing characters, Iago sets out to convince Othello of his wifes infidelity with Cassio. His motives are diverse - revenge, vanity, envy - but he succeeds in arousing strong suspicions in Othellos breast. Though noble and courageous, Othello finally allows himself to be duped by the coldly calculating Iago, and Chaos is come again.
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