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In Act 1, Scene 1, Iago metaphorically refers to Othello as a "black ram" and to Desdemona as a "white ewe." What is the effect of these metaphors?
Iago dehumanizes both Othello and Desdemona in order to seem more civil.
Iago believes his crass imagery will make the other men relate to him.
Iago's rank of ensign prevents him from addressing Othello and Desdemona by their given names.
Iago is so angry about Othello's overlooking him for a promotion that he refuses to refer to him by name.
Iago uses these metaphors to elicit fear in Brabantio by referencing Othello as a beastly animal and Desdemona as a pure innocent animal.