In Act 1 Scene 1 of Othello, what are Roderigo's and Iago's feelings toward Othello? 

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Othello is the tragic story of how miscommunication changes lives. The audience is introduced to Othello through the words of Iago and Roderigo in Act I, scene i with Othello only making his entrance in scene ii. It is possible, and apparently purposeful on Shakespeare's part, that if Iago is to be believed, Othello is  a person who "loving his own pride and purposes" (12) has made an inappropriate choice for his lieutenant, and unfairly passed over the most-deserving candidate (who is of course Iago) from "whom his eyes had seen the proof" (28). The audience is even possibly inclined to feel the same way as Iago, and this is...

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