Othello: Iago As Satan

The Devil has been a significant part of many people's culture for many years, and in being so significant, has come up in numerous stories. Using Irish Fairy and Folk Tales, I will compare one set of depictions of the devil, to the way William Shakespeare in Othello has depicted his devil character Iago. Iago acts exactly as the devil has in other stories, both with lies and deceit, both granting wishes and changing shape. Iago is a devil, proof lies in the text.
The Devil is well known for his "ignorant ways,"1 his deception and his trickery, traits which three sources (Othello, Irish Fairy and Folk Tales, Metaphysical Bible Dictionary)have been quick to point out. Coincidentally ...

Want to read the rest of this paper?
Join Essayworld today to view this entire essay
and over 50,000 other term papers

of its Catholic roots has the devil included in it. "The Long Spoon" depicts the Devil as no less deceiving, but instead of leading a jilted lover to believe that two others are in love, he convinces a hearth-money collector that the two of them were going out for nothing more than to see, "which would have the best load at sunset."4 The Devil lead this hearth-money collector into thinking that the two of them were going out on a harmless trip to collect food, money, clothes, and livestock, but told him that they could accept nothing but what was offered to them from the heart. The two had been walking around for a long time, but neither the devil nor the hearth-money collector had gotten what they wanted. Coming across a woman working in her front yard, she yelled at the two men, "Oh, here's the hearth-money man--run away wid him,"5 the devil could do nothing but accept the offer and take him into "his big black bag". In order to get what he wanted and capture the hearth-money ...

Get instant access to over 50,000 essays.
Write better papers. Get better grades.

Already a member? Login


Othello: Iago As Satan. (2005, March 27). Retrieved April 27, 2018, from http://www.essayworld.com/essays/Othello-Iago-As-Satan/24390
"Othello: Iago As Satan." Essayworld.com. Essayworld.com, 27 Mar. 2005. Web. 27 Apr. 2018. <http://www.essayworld.com/essays/Othello-Iago-As-Satan/24390>
"Othello: Iago As Satan." Essayworld.com. March 27, 2005. Accessed April 27, 2018. http://www.essayworld.com/essays/Othello-Iago-As-Satan/24390.
"Othello: Iago As Satan." Essayworld.com. March 27, 2005. Accessed April 27, 2018. http://www.essayworld.com/essays/Othello-Iago-As-Satan/24390.
Join today and get instant access to this and 50,000+ other essays

Added: 3/27/2005 05:51:33 PM
Category: Arts
Type: Premium Paper
Words: 1005
Pages: 4

Save | Report


Save and find your favorite essays easier

Othello: Iago As A "Type" Of Sa...
Othello - Iago
Othello: Iago Makes Othello Bel...
Othello: Iago The Con
Othello: Iago's Large Appetite ...
Othello Composition: The Charac...
Iago Is Evil
Othello: Reasons For Iago's Hat...
Othello - Injustice As A Theme
Iago In Shakespeares Othello
Copyright | Cancel | Contact Us

Copyright © 2018 Essayworld. All rights reserved