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Iagos Justice

In William Shakespeares play Othello, there lurks an evil that far is surpasses the darkness of the devil, it lies in the antagonist Iago. Othello who passes Iago up for a promotion simply because Iago is not a arithmetician, swears to take his revenge and destroy the moor and every thing Othello holds dear. Through this Iago plays judge, jury, and executioner, but is Iagos justice justified or does his justice go far beyond the point of justice that he crosses the line. Once that line is crossed there is a point of no return. All barriers that may have at one point existed are now broken.Iagos justice can never be justified, by taking or causing the bloodshed of the innocent for his own personal gain is no more justified then murder in cold blood. What ever promotion Iago is entitled to or what ever rights he may have is gone when he decides to create his own law. Nor should he posses the power to influence and decide the fate of others. I hate the Moor;........Hell and night must bring this monstrous birth to the worlds light (I.ii.20). Iago intend to abuse Othellos ear and convince Othello his wife Desdemona is an adultress, framed to make women false (I.i.20). Iago plans to bring the devils evil to earth in order to get his revenge on Othello.Although Iagos justice can never be justified his anger pointed towards Othello can be. Despite all the rage, fury, resentment, prejudice, and anger Iago feels towards Othello; Iago feels all this and more to the appointed lieutenant Michael Cassio. For Cassio has never had experience on the battle field, A fellow almost damnd in a fair wife; That never set a squadron in the field, Nor the division of a battle knows (I.i.1). Iago also points out that preferment goes by letter and affection (I.i.2). Iago is well aware of the fact that he is more qualified for the position but choices are based upon brain and not achievements on the field.In Iagos pursuit of destroying the Moor a...

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