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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Ragland, Fanny. Shakespeare Examinations. Ed. William Taylor Thom, M. A. Boston: Ginn and Co., 1888. Shakespeare Online. 10 Aug. 2010. (date when you accessed the information) < http://www.shakespeare-online.com/plays/othello/examqo/iagooriginal.html >.