Desdemona is noble so she is honest and not used to being betrayed this passage is basically othello recognizing how honest a person iago is and how he is. Honest iago, that look'st dead with grieving, iago : touch me not so near: which patience could not pass othello : i know, iago. - here iago is telling othello the complete opposite of what he actually thinks, giving him the appearance of an honest concerned friend in reality, iago has planned to make himself appear this way, so he can get to othello and manipulate him into believing lies.
Thus far in shakespeare's play there is not so much as a hint of the motive assigned to lago in cinthio's novel, the presumed source of the play. Not so honest iago not so honest iago 11 november 2016 this is meaningful because not othello or desdemona would have questioned iago about the handkerchief. Shakespeare repeats the word 'honest' over 50 times during the play, obsessively throwing the word around so to exaggerate the contradictory meaning within othello's context the self obsessed cloud that remains around iago's head throughout the play, is only revealed to the audience.
So from iago's perspective they are both outsiders, but othello is successful and he, iago, is not but othello is a moor, and the moors ruled spain for 800 hundred years until they were finally expelled in the time of ferdinand and isabella. That thinks men honest that but seem to be so, and will as tenderly be led by th' nose since othello is so gullible, iago will lead him by the nose, making. And so othello is led on exactly as iago plans, and the tragedy occurs because an honest couple (desdemona is equally trusting) cannot appreciate that they are served by a consummate liar, motivated by hatred and revenge. My friend, your husband, the honest, honest iago emilia if he say so, may his pernicious soul rot half a grain a day he lies to th' heart oh, othello, you. Iago is a machiavellian schemer and manipulator, as he is often referred to as honest iago, displaying his skill at deceiving other characters so that not only do they not suspect him, but they count on him as the person most likely to be truthful.
Also, referring to othello, iago says that not all men are fit to lead and not all leaders should be followed this statement is one of the few moments of honesty between iago and another character it also is the first seed planted in his game of deception. Iago pretends to be so loyal as to be tempted to kill any slanderer of othello it is evident that othello has complete faith in iago's claims as he states thou'rt full of love and honesty and o brave iago, honest and just (iii, iii 136\iv, i 34. Iago: in following him, i follow but myself heaven is my judge, not i for love and duty, but seeming so, for my peculiar end: for when my outward action doth demonstrate the native act and figure of my heart in compliment extern, 'tis not long after but i will wear my heart upon my sleeve for daws to peck at: i am not what i am.
As iago heads for the door, he talks to himself (though loud enough for othello to hear), telling himself that he's a fool to be so honest, because his honesty has only brought him trouble othello doesn't respond immediately, so iago continues with his ploy, exclaiming o monstrous world. Othello, belatedly realising desdemona's innocence, stabs iago but not fatally, saying that iago is a devil, and he would rather have him live the rest of his life in pain iago refuses to explain his motives, vowing to remain silent from that moment on. Iago for michael cassio, i dare be sworn i think that he is honest othello i think so too iago men should be what they seem or those that be not,. Not so much the protagonist othello, but rather iago with his particular (negative) character traits who becomes intriguing for a reader or an audience the reason of iago's success in manipulating othello is based on the social differences of.
Honest is a word that should describe person with the highest amount of respect and decency in othello, a shakespearean play, the commanding officer, othello, promotes cassio instead of his long-time friend, iago. I do not so secure me in the error, othello my life upon her faith honest iago, othello act 1 scene 3 track info othello william shakespeare. To do so in iago's crucial 'i am what i am' speech is bold to the point of self-destructive unaware that iago is a mortal threat, says 'good night, honest iago' — and mr rylance smirks to.