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Characterizing Iago and Roderigo's Relationship

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RODERIGO
Tush! never tell me; I take it much unkindly
That thou, Iago, who hast had my purse
As if the strings were thine, shouldst know of this.

IAGO
'Sblood, but you will not hear me:
If ever I did dream of such a matter, Abhor me. (1.1)

Based on the opening lines from Othello, what can you infer about the relationship between Iago and Roderigo?

A

Roderigo hates Iago but is using him to get what he wants.

B

Iago and Roderigo are friends but keeping secrets from each other.

C

Roderigo is suspicious of Iago and Iago is using Roderigo for his money.

D

Roderigo is dominant and Iago always has to placate him and keep him happy.

E

Roderigo is confident that Iago is his friend and supporter.