In Othello, why is Iago upset in regards to Cassio?


In Othello, why is Iago upset in regards to Cassio?


In Othello, Iago plans to destroy his commanding officer, Othello, out of jealousy and anger. He believes that Othello is sleeping with his wife, so as punishment, he convinces Othello that his own wife, Desdemona, has been unfaithful. He plants evidence that suggests Desdemona is having an affair with Cassio, another of Othello's subordinates. Blinded by rage, Othello murders Desdemona. After he learns she was innocent, he kills himself.

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Iago is upset with Cassio because Cassio was promoted ahead of him. Iago is the senior officer and a skilled fighter; by all rights, the promotion...

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