Othello is a play written by William Shakespeare; that takes place in Venice, Italy. The play is about a strong Venetian army. Specifically, a man named Othello, whose life and marriage are ruined by two convincing, deceitful and envious soldiers, Iago and Rodrigo. Iago and Rodrigo were both very upset at Othello for choosing a man named Cassio to be his lieutenant. Both men decided that they were going to get back at Othello by creating an issue with him and his wife’s family.
The two men go over to visit a man named Brabantio, the father of Desdemona, the woman that Othello had eloped with. They told Brabantio that they had eloped and the first thought that came into Brabantio’s head was that he had to have tricked Desdemona into it and that Othello needed to be killed. After this many tragedies had happened, and I believe that Iago is responsible for most of them. Iago is mainly responsible for the tragedy of Othello because had he not manipulated everyone in almost every scene, the tragic events probably would not have happened.
The tragedy that Iago had done is, making up a lie and convincing everyone that Cassio is having an affair with Othello’s wife, Desdemona. By getting Cassio belligerently drunk mad Othello fire him by making Othello think that he wasn’t doing his job.
Lago then convinces Cassio that he should ask Desdemona to tell Othello to give Cassio his job back in hope to make Othello think that the rumors are true. Othello was so mad that he got ill, Desdemona took care of him and tried to bandage his head with a handkerchief that Othello once gave her as a symbol of their endless love. Then Emilia steals the handkerchief for Iago, Iago plants the handkerchief in Cassio’s Room and when Othello went in, he saw the handkerchief and started believing Iago more. Which made Othello want to kill his wife. Othello hit her, called her rude names and then eventually killed her. Iago killed Rodrigo and blamed it on Cassio.
Iago stabbed his wife once she figured out that he was behind it all. So now you know, you know why Iago is to blame for all of the tragedies. All he cared about was himself and trying his hardest to get to the Lieutenant position. Not only did he get many people killed but he also didn’t get the lieutenant position due to Othello later on taking his own life.