The underlying thesis of Shakespeare's "Othello" is that the system can withstand anything except a wholly untrustworthy person. Iago tells Roderigo in the first scene of the play "I am not what I am." He goes on throughout the play to prove his only concern is himself: he betrays Othello, his commander, as well as Cassio, Roderigo, even his own wife. Othello is naive, true; but Iago fools Cassio as well, and raises suspicions in Desdemona only because his wife is her handmaid, and she tells her mistress she doesn't trust Iago as far as she can throw him. So it's not just Othello; everyone in the play is duped by Iago, because the system depends on the trustworthiness of everyone involved in the system; and proving they cannot be trusted takes, in Iago's case, killing Roderigo, killing his wife in front of witnesses to keep her from revealing his truth, and Othello finally, after all that, realizing he has duped Othello, too.
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