“An who condones bad or morally wrong activities

“An evil person may be considered as somebody who condones bad or morally wrong activities that cause ruin, injury, misfortune or destruction” Brandon Johnson writes in . In the play “Othello” by William Shakespeare the character of Iago can be considered evil and immoral. Iago is a two faced cynical that only wants revenge and does not care about who he uses and how he uses them.”Iago embodies evil through his own words” Tiffany Solomon writes in the article “Iago’s Evil Deeds”. Even though Iago is supposed to be Othello’s first ensign he announces, “I follow him to serve my turn upon him,” and goes even further against his trusted officer to say, “In following him, I follow but myself.” This quote shows that Iago is evil because even though he is supposed to protect and serve his superior officer, Othello, he has no goal of actually helping him, but he instead works under Othello to hurt him.” Also on line 323 Iago says “I hate the Moor,And it is thought abroad, that ‘twixt my sheets ‘Has done my office. I know not if ‘t be true, But I, for mere suspicion in that kind, Will do as if for surety.” Iago says he doesn’t exactly know if the rumors true, but he’s decided to go ahead and ruin Othello’s life anyway. Iago has shown through his own words that he plans to use evil and deception to exploit Othello’s character. He uses any mediums possible to mastermind his plan. “Iago’s form of predation is singularly psychopathic in his choice of victim. His victims are his fellow human beings, his reasons are multiple and contradictory” explains Gemma Miller in the text “Iago and Psychopathy: A Textual and Performance Analysis.” Iago throughout the play makes a fool out of Roderigo. Roderigo is in love with Desdemona and will do anything to get her to love him back. Iago uses people’s weaknesses in his advantage and he uses Roderigo to hurt Othello. Iago has no conscious, he continues to deceive Roderigo and decides that he can make a bit of money as he takes gifts intended for Desdemona for himself. “Iago is above all a schemer. His passion is to control others and determine the course of events by operating secretively to bend reality to his will.” Is what Richard Raatzsch states in, “The Apologetics of Evil: The Case of Iago.” Cassio much like Roderigo blindly trusts Iago, believing that he is trying to help him. Unfortunately for Cassio was a victim of Iago’s games and ended up trusting Iago and taking his advice which leads to Cassio being lead into a trap where he was injured. Brandon johnson writes in his article “Analysis of Iago Character in Shakespeare’s “Othello” that  “Iago sees people for their true nature, recognising their flaws and weaknesses, and uses them as objects in his chess game, destroying each one to eventually destroy the king himself.”Iago has a talent of understanding and manipulating the desires of the people around him, making him a powerful and evil person. Iago was able to fool the major characters from the play “Othello.” He convinced Emilia of taking the handkerchief and then getting behind the ear of Othello and putting ideas in his head, Iago knowing that Othello would not doubt him. Iago is able to persuade Cassio to drink and talk to Desdemona he could convince Roderigo to give him his money and to do his bidding. It is Iago’s cunning persona his deceitful and persuasive nature which is able to fool people to trust and listen to him. Iago constantly lies and even uses and manipulates his wife and at the end he kills his own wife, he has no morals.An evil person may be considered as somebody who condones bad or morally wrong activities that cause ruin, injury, misfortune or destruction. Iago can be considered the devil himself. He is driven by evil and plays with everyone to try to destroy Othello. Iago never thought about no else rather than himself and he is immoral.