The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1147 Friday, 2 June 2000.
From: Sophie Masson <
Date: Friday, 2 Jun 2000 15:28:04 +1000
This has probably been discussed at some time on the list, but being a
new member, I thought I'd ask: When Iago says, 'I am not what I am', is
this a deliberate allusion to Yahweh's 'I am what I am'? Is Iago the
Adversary then, as described in the Bible, esp. Job-and does this
explain his apparently motiveless behaviour and fizzling out at the end
of the play?
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