The Role of Iago in Shakespeare’s “Othello”

Is Iago a round or a flat character? What makes him so? What makes Iago a good and interesting villain?

  • What impact does Iago’s character bring to the lives of each character in the play?
  • What kind of dilemma does he undergo that changes his life forever?
  • What does he value in life? Does that affect his personality/trait?
  • What events in the play do you wish to change?
  • How does his appearance in the play change the natural course of events?
  • How does his villainy add flavor to the entire play?
  • How did Iago manage to amplify his frail voice?
  • Are you satisfied with the resolution of the play?