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Iago (Shakespeare's Othello)

  • In: Encyclopedia of Deception
  • Edited by: Timothy R. Levine
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Interpersonal Communication, Moral Development

Iago is a central character in William Shakespeare's Othello, the Moor of Venice (written ca. 1603–04): He is a high-ranking soldier in the Venetian army—Othello's “ensign” or standard-bearer—who manipulates various characters with dire consequences. He is generally regarded as the antagonist ...

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