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Why does Iago say he hates Othello so much and what does he mean when he says?

He is complaining about Desdemona marrying another man, although he is paying Iago. Why does Iago say he hates Othello so much? Iago hates Othello because he gave Cassio the promotion, and he claims he slept with his wife, Emilia. Iago means he has more motives, and he is equal to Othello.

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Furthermore, why does Iago say he hates Othello?

The main reason Iago gives for plotting to destroy Othello is a suspicion that Othello may have had an affair with Emilia.

One may also ask, what does Othello mean when he says my parts? What does Othello mean when he says: "My parts, my title and my perfect soul/Shall manifest me rightly"? He means that his reputation will pull him through the accusations against him. What is the point of Iago's "Virtue, a fig" speech and what is the "new" elizabethan philosophy behind it?

In this regard, what does Iago's last speech in the scene reveal about his attitude toward Othello?

Iago's last speech reveals that he thinks Othello is a noble man, but he is a fool for not seeing he is being deceived.

What does Othello mean when he says my parts my title and my perfect soul Shall manifest me rightly?

He says, "I must be found: / My parts, my title and my perfect soul / Shall manifest me rightly" (1.2. His "parts" are his merits, his worth; his "title" is his position as general of the Venetian army; his "perfect soul" is his clear conscience in his marriage to Desdemona.

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