Iago from Othello: Character Analysis & Overview


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Why does Iago say he wants to destroy Othello's life?

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1. What is an antagonist?

2. Why does Iago want to destroy Cassio?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The character of Iago plays the role of the antagonist in Othello, and this quiz and worksheet set allow you to further investigate his place in the play. In order to successfully complete the quiz, you must know topics such as the definition of antagonist and Iago's character traits.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Utilize these assessment resources to gauge your knowledge of:

  • Definition of antagonist and vice figure
  • Iago's motivations for his actions against Othello and Cassio
  • Personality traits displayed by Iago

Skills Practice

Practice these skills when you work through the worksheet and quiz:

  • Making connections - understand how Othello's actions lead Iago to seek vengeance
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can correctly define main phrases, such as antagonist and vice figure
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you gained regarding the factors that make Iago a vice figure

Additional Learning

To learn more about Iago and his role in Shakespeare's Othello, check out the lesson, Iago from Othello: Character Analysis & Overview. That lesson goes over these objectives:

  • Investigate the reasons for Iago's anger with Cassio and Othello
  • Understand how Iago plans to get revenge by destroying the lives of others, such as Emilia and Desdemona
  • Identify other characters Iago uses for his plot against Othello