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. In Act III, Scene iii, a union between Iago and Othello takes place. Iago here takes Othello's trust and honour and knows that he has finally won what he long desired for to over take Othello and manipulate his mind so then destruction can occur. Iago steals Othello's self control, and Iago's dominant control of Othello's emotions causes chaos, that will soon lead to destruction. Iago's own jealousy and his self-insecurities make him cause harm to others. That is why Iago causes Othello to see the infidelity of his young and beautiful wife, Desdemona, with his favourite lieutenant, Michael Cassio. Which Iago's does through his own falseness. In Shakespeare's Othello control, deceitfulness and alter egos are elements that causes destruction for Othello and others.

Othello holds Iago to be his close friend and advisor. He believes Iago to be a person, of exceeding honesty, [who] knows all qualities, with learned spirit of human dealings: I do beseech you Though I perchance am vicious in my guess, As, I confess, it is my nature's plague To spy into abuses, and oft my jealousy Shapes faults that are not--that your wisdom yet, From one that so imperfectly conceits, Would take no notice, nor build yourself a trouble Out of his scattering and unsure observance.

It were not for your quiet nor your good, Nor for my manhood, honesty, or wisdom, To let you know my thoughts. [Act III scene iii lines 166 "" 178] Iago uses the trust to control Othello. Which makes Othello eventually turn into a jealous man. Iago is artful, and has some knowledge of human nature deeply, and he knows that of all the torments, which afflict the mind of man (and far beyond bodily torture), the pains of jealousy were...