Write an Opinion Piece considering the oft-debated issue of Iago’s motives and methods (or a specific aspect thereof) in Othello.

Prompt: “Write an Opinion Piece considering the oft-debated issue of Iago’s motives and methods (or a specific aspect thereof) in Othello. Obviously, Iago resents Othello promoting Cassio, and it’s important to consider precisely why or in what terms Iago considers Cassio’s promotion unfair, even inappropriate. But does this resentment alone seem a sufficient explanation for Iago’s actions? What alternative explanations might the play offer? Might Iago be motivated by prejudices about Moors and/or women? Or might he, as some critics argue, simply play upon others’ prejudices rather than acting out his own?

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