Othello, The Moor Of Venice And A Doll 's House Essay

1227 Words Oct 2nd, 2014 5 Pages
The two plays, Othello, the Moor of Venice and A Doll’s House were about two villains that were full of revenge and jealousy. In Othello, the Moor of Venice, Iago was the antagonist and also Othello’s Ancient. He had several motives that motivated him throughout the story to plot against Othello. In A Doll’s House, Krogstad was the antagonist; he was employed at Mr. Helmer’s bank and knew he was going to get fired and went to great lengths to get his job back. Although these two antagonists had different motivations for their actions, the end result of these stories was the destruction of two families. In Othello, the Moor of Venice, Iago’s motivation came from the jealousy of being looked over for a lieutenant position by Othello. He also didn’t approve of the marriage between Othello and Desdemona. Iago gave several clues throughout the story that he was going to plot against Othello and would stop at nothing to destroy everything he had. Here is a quote from Iago early on in Act I, talking to Roderigo, who was also jealous of Othello for marrying Desdemona.
“If I do not. Three great ones of the city, In personal suit to make me his lieutenant, Off-capped to him; and by the fiath of man, I know my price, I am worth no worse a place. But he, as loving his own pride and purposes, Evades them with a bombast circumstance. Horribly stuffed with epithets of war, And, in conclusion, Nonsuits my mediators. For, “Certes,” says he, “I have already chose my officer.” And what was…

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