Hahaha. I tell Roderigo to fill his purse with money but really, he is my purse, my fool. I don’t give a crap what he wants or whether this is going to help him; all of this is for my profit only. Because I hate Othello and I want revenge. I have heard rumours that he bedded my wife; I don’t know if that’s true but to be honest, it’s fuel enough to light my fire.
I want revenge.
How can I do this? It’s easy. Othello trusts me – “Oh, honest Iago”, he says – so he’ll swallow anything I tell him. Cassio is beautiful, well-mannered; the kind of man who makes women be unfaithful. I’ll tell Othello then that Cassio and Desdemona are, well, a little too close, should I say. Aha, there we have it! I cannot wait for hell and night to bring this plan into the light of day.
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