With the level of manipulation, betrayal, and jealousy in the play that exists, I was certainly blown away by what this masterpiece conveyed about society.
He is a loud-mouthed and sarcastic parrot that served as Jafar 's henchman during the latter's attempt to rule Agrabah. Iago's primary obsessions are riches and fame, which—coupled with his hatred for the Sultan 's crackers—motivated his villainous acts.
Iago's role expanded significantly over the course of the franchise. The most notable example is the direct-to-video sequel The Return of Jafarin which Iago reformed and joined Aladdin and Jasmine as an anti-hero. Contents [ show ] Background Iago's past is mostly shrouded in mystery.
However, it has been hinted at a few times. In " Fowl Weather ", he mentions that he once lived in the rainforest, but did not enjoy its unpredictable weather, prompting him to move to the desert. Screenwriter Terry Rossio shared a concept behind Iago on his website Wordplayin that Jafar took all his emotions and transferred them into his parrot, leaving him free of distractions and thus more able to conjure magic.
Rossio also mentioned, since Iago is too small for so many emotions to be bottled up inside, "you end up with a feathered Gilbert Gottfried. When first introduced as the loyal follower of Jafar, he appears to be just as evil and cruel as his superior—being uncaring, murderous, deceitful, and cunning.
However, Iago is the more aggressive of the two, as well as the more vocal and easily-frustrated. He has a difficult time keeping his opinions to himself, and has a habit of shouting and ranting on about his annoyances, when things don't go as planned.
Like Jafar, Iago craves power; the thought of having control over the city and more specifically, the Sultanis what seemingly drives his motivations throughout the original film.
Iago cared nothing for those he would have to eliminate to obtain power, and openly expressed his desire to have both Jasmine and the Sultan killed once he and Jafar were in control of the kingdom; sadistically cackling at the very idea.
He Thought and iago seems to hate crackers Thought and iago is not what you would normally expect for a parrotwhich the Sultan—apparently being completely unaware of Iago's distaste for them—often fed him directly to the mouth, which also acted as the main reason why he aided Jafar in his treacherous ambitions against the Sultan in the first film.
Upon Jafar becoming both the Sultan and the most powerful sorcerer on the planet, one of Iago's first actions was exacting revenge against the Sultan by constantly force-feeding him the same crackers he was fed by the Sultan, with the Sultan unable to fight back due to being hung up like a marionette, showing a vengeful side to the parrot.
It's implied in Return Of Jafar that his hatred of crackers stemmed from a particularly bad experience at a bazaar where he, ironically, did indeed squawk "Polly want a cracker!
Despite his highly antagonistic nature in the original film, The Return of Jafar shows a different side to Iago; one capable of growth and reformation.
The film implies that Iago's harsh attitude and villainous actions were partially displayed due to a lack of respect and appreciation over the course of his lifetime. Even as Jafar's partner, Iago faced abuse and neglect, which would eventually lead to the downfall of their relationship.
As an opportunist, Iago cunningly used Aladdin's caring nature to weasel his way back into the palace, though it was the latter's genuine compassion that first sparked a change in Iago's character.
He was shocked and touched by the prospect of anyone treating him with care and compassion. Throughout the course of the film, Aladdin and Jasmine became increasingly accepting towards Iago, even going as far as to welcoming him back into the palace despite his attacks against them previously.
This would result in Iago feeling guilt and reciprocated care for the couple, and their allies, prompting him to betray Jafar and risk his life for his new companions, despite coming dangerously close to death in the process.
Following Return of Jafar, Iago has come to understand what must be done to truly earn respect and love: From that moment on, he would remain a loyal ally to Aladdin and Jasmine. He's still very greedy, but it's shown that he can be quite selfless as deep down, he appreciates his friendship with Aladdin, Abu, Genie and Jasmine and shows that he will help them when the situation truly calls for his assistance.
He generally tries to avoid danger, however, and often urges the others to do the same.
Iago mentions later that Othello slept with his wife, Emilia: “And it is thought abroad that twixt my sheets he’s done my office” (). Roderigo is the first person to fall to his deceitful ways. IAGO WAS AN HONEST MAN AFTER ALL (1) 20 questions still stand unanswered "A man he is of honesty and trust," Othello says of Jago (attheheels.com). my reputation, Iago, my reputation!, (attheheels.com) Iago answers: "As I am an honest man, I thought you had received some bodily wound, there is more offence in that than in reputation; reputation. Iago’s intellectuality and innate cunningness gives him the attributes to carry on the plot in order, even when Othello gets angry and then fires this at Iago for his thoughts on his wife, where Iago is quick to react, and tries to push his plan when Othello is vulnerable, as is shown by the line he speaks, “I do not think but Desdemona’s.
In the episode " The Secret of Dagger Rock ", Iago was given the opportunity to keep away from a potentially dangerous mission, which he accepts.
However, he spends the entire time worrying for Aladdin and Jasmine, to the point where he willingly set out to rescue them. Nevertheless, Iago's villainous nature from the original film doesn't fade completely. He is still every bit aggressive, loud-mouthed, rude, and narcissistic, but in a more comedic light than anything; he is no longer willing to result to extreme measures such as murder to achieve his goals.
Iago would instead become a mischievous schemer, retaining his flaw of constantly plotting by concocting various get-rich-quick schemes to cheat the citizens of Agrabah for their valuables.
This ties into his unhealthy obsession with wealth. In Aladdin and the King of Thieveshe was even willing to steal one of the treasures given to Aladdin and Jasmine as a wedding gift, as it had the power to lead to a supposed "ultimate treasure".
Now with a sense of moral, however, Iago ultimately sacrifices his greed for the greater good such as the safety of others in most, if not all occasions.
Unlike most animals, Iago is perfectly capable of human speech though it remains to be known whether he was taught this or a magic spell was used. Iago is capable of mimicking voices as shown in the first film, where he perfectly mimics both Jasmine and Jafar.
He utilizes this ability several times in the series as well, either to be sarcastic and mock people behind their back, or during a sticky situation.Iago is one of the most notorious and mysterious villains of all time—it's no accident that the hyper-annoying and malicious sidekick to Jafar in Disney's Aladdin was named Iago..
But unlike Aladdin's cartoon parrot, Iago is nobody's sidekick. He's out for #1—and he employs every nasty trick in the book in order to reach the top. Othello (The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice) is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in It is based on the story Un Capitano Moro ("A Moorish Captain") by Cinthio, a disciple of Boccaccio, first published in The story revolves around its two central characters: Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army and his unfaithful ensign, Iago.
Iago is a fictional character in Shakespeare's Othello (c.
–). Iago is the play's main antagonist, The role is thought to have been first played by Robert Armin, who typically played intelligent clown roles like Touchstone in As You Like It or Feste in Twelfth Night. To finish that thought, Iago goes to great detail to construct a vivid image of his decietful "net" (pg.
53, Act 2 Scene 3, Line ) Details that foreshadow the terrible fates of his victims. The he I was referring to in the following sentence was Shakespeare. Psychopathic personality Iago exhibits thoughts and behaviours that are typical of a psychopath.
For one, it appears he feels no guilt regarding his actions which will lead to the complete destruction of many characters. Even when his actions start to take effect and the characters involved in his twisted game grow more and more distraught, Iago appears to revel in their misery, which is a key.
Iago from Othello is a central character and understanding him is key to understanding Shakespeare's entire play, Othello - not least because he holds the longest part in the play: 1, lines.
Iago’s character is consumed with hatred and jealousy.