English Literature- OTHELLO CONTEXT- Stock Characters

What are stock characters? a character based on traits and characteristics of a stereotype
Why use stock characters? relatable, likable, guaranteed reaction
Iago- the ‘malcontent’- the character discontent with the social structure and characters in the play and is often a commentator on the action. Part of Machiavellianism- the employment of cunning and duplicity in general conduct
Machiavellian A Machiavellian character is a person that has the characteristics and qualities presented in Niccolo Machiavelli’s book “The Prince.”. These characteristics include cunning, scheming and lying rather than morality