By Priscilla Roth, Alessandra Lemma, R. Horacio Etchegoyen
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Although Iago, because of his cold cynicism, is particularly revealing about his perverse motives (he has eight soliloquies), he plots Othello’s downfall from the position of a sadistic, omnipotent puppeteer and is caught up in it, moving “from contingency to contingency” (Wain, 1971, p. 13), never entirely knowing where it is all leading to, He is caught up in his plot’s own momentum, stirs up his own emotions, and, as happens in perverse excitement, is taken over by an orgy of destructiveness.
By contrast, Cassio is able to know about it and accept it—which perhaps is what makes Iago say the most un-Iago-esque thing about him: “he hath a daily beauty to his life which makes me ugly”. In terms of development, the excluded child who can bear the feeling of jealousy “pines”, longs for the recovery of paradise in mother’s arms. When envy has the upper hand, the “sight tormenting” is unbearable, and thus ceases to be borne. It is diminished by contempt, falsiﬁed, robbed of its good qualities; it is consciously experienced as a sham.
217; emphasis added] 22 Ignês Sodré This third thing is an imaginary part object, a constant inside mother (father’s penis). Linking this to combined parents doesn’t change this signiﬁcantly: this is about the two parents combined, enjoying themselves and their contents, depriving the child. But, to start with, “it is because the relationship with the breast is already triangular in a certain sense that the feeling of frustration can arise at all” (p. 219). This triangulation is discussed by Riviere in her 1932 paper in which she analyses a pathologically jealous patient’s “dominant phantasy”: this consisted of an impulse or an act on the patient’s part of seizing and obtaining from some other person something she greatly desired, thus robbing and despoiling him or her.