Finally, it is the apparent "proof" that Iago provides Othello with concerning the alleged affair of Cassio and Desdemona that unequivocally sways all of Othello's trust from Desdemona and into the vicious hands of Iago.
Subconscious Overall Story Concern The objective characters have a fundamental need to be loved and admired. Furthermore, the two had known each other for many years, having fought many battles together. He relies solely upon his comrade-in-arms, Iago, for the truth. Still sees him as a very dramatic puppet who evinces no psychological consistency in his passage from love to sudden jealousy and who must fall because of the dramatic device that everyone trusts the villain: Iago is Othello's nemesis.
Iago is successful.
A Moorish general in the service of Venice. He convinces Roderigo to kill Cassio; kills Roderigo when he only wounds Cassio; tries to make Emilia shut up about the handkerchief, then kills her when she reveals the truth.
Othello thinks the guilty must always be swiftly punished.
The researchers have tried their level best to show readers that, either Iago is responsible for this tragedy or Othello himself has some tragic flaws.
ELH, 11 4 Iago is motivated by a love of excitement and by his perception of himself as an artist. An example of how the optionlock is illustrated by a minor objective character is found in Roderigo.