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Examination Questions on Othello

Question: Discuss Shakespeare's Iago as compared with the original of the character.

Answer: Cinthio's Iago is merely the cunning villain which one may meet with not unfrequently in every-day experience. Shakespeare's Iago is the impersonation of an almost superhuman intellect unrestrained by any moral law. The latter is an infinitely higher type of creative genius.

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