The reasons why Iago hates Othello include resentment at being passed over for promotion and the ill-founded suspicion that Othello seduced his wife.
However, Iago's precise motivation is vague, contradictory and ultimately a matter of personal opinion.
Neither the doge, nor any member of his family, was allowed to engage in trade.
This system of government blocked a doge's family from acquiring or inheriting too much power, and prevented powerful patrician families from losing it.
Here we have humanity in all its dazzling diversity.
Tragedy affects us by revealing scenes that inspire pity and terror.An awareness of a human being's strengths and nobility, as well as weaknesses, emerges from the experience of tragedy.We should feel a sense of uplift at the end of a tragedy." and describing himself as "one that loved not wisely, but too well".Othello the ousider In the late Middle Ages, the city state of Venice, known as the "queen of the seas", had reached the height of its power.The city engaged in a rich trade, operating as the main link between Europe and Asia.The leading Venetian families prevented power struggles among themselves by electing a doge (duke) who held office for life.He is accepted in Venice because he excels at his job. Iago's victim now, Othello begins to switch from questions to repetition of words Iago wants to plant in his mind. At the end of this extract Iago uses reassurance ("you know I love you"), which he will then blend with insinuation to worm his way into and control Othello's emotions.Ottoman Turks were beginning to threaten Venetian control of the Mediterranean. Like immigrants everywhere, Othello feels insecure about his status. Describe and enact how Iago puts words in Othello's mouth, gets him to say what he wants him to say. Act out Othello's words: show how irritation, impulse and emotion are gradually replacing the rational. Explain how Iago is provoking rather than reassuring his victim.Pity is aroused by the spectacle of a human being who is in some ways like us, whose fate might become ours also.The hero endures suffering that exposes the bare bones of his nature to our scrutiny.