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In Act II, scene ii of Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), MacDonald's Iago enters carrying two buckets of filth. Discuss the dramatic and thematic purposes of this device.

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The significance of the two buckets of filth that Iago carries lies in the connection that he himself makes between his former state and his present condition, which of course represents a massive fall in society from being a loyal and trusted officer of one of the most important generals of the time to being a character who is only allowed to carry excrement in buckets. Note what Iago himself says:

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