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The line, "I am not what I am," from Act I, scene I of Othello is a crucial moment in the play and foreshadows future events and realizations.

What is the significance of this line?


Iago is loyal to Roderigo, and only pretending to be loyal to Othello.


Iago claims to not be jealous, but jealousy turns out to be his tragic flaw.


Iago is lying to Roderigo in this scene as he will be lying to all of the characters throughout the play about his true intentions.


Roderigo does not know what part he will play in Iago’s schemes.


Iago is not lieutenant even though he believes this is his true position.

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