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Published: 04/09/2019
KS5 | Language and Literature | Plays
2 pages

Iago's manipulation of Roderigo - Act 2 Scene 1

Focused on AQA A-level English Language and Literature. Note table to guide students in their analysis of this key conversation. Teacher's answers and notes provided. 

Sample content

Complete the following table. The first row has been completed as an example:

Iago’s method of manipulation

Asserts that Desdemona is in love with Cassio.

Quotations and language techniques

‘Desdemona is directly in love with him.’

  • Adverb to show certainty.
  • Declarative sentence – to present it as fact.


Iago emits an air of certainty – and then goes on to prove it.


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