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By Emily Tartanella - April 13, 2007

Shakespeare is a subtle author when it comes to religion, and throughout Othello Iago never directly addresses his religious beliefs. Yet one passage in particular, that of Iago’s attempt to persuade Roderigo to control his passions, makes the case for Iago’s true atheism. He says:

Virtue! a fig! 'tis in ourselves that we are thus or thus. Our…

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