Iago is a fictional character in Shakespeare’s Othello. I had been reading Othello and began to think about to best way to describe Iago, the deceiver, manipulator, reptile. His tongue split down the middle ready to speak dual truths.
I know people like this, they come to believe their own truths and they believe they have everyone fooled until it all comes crashing down on them.
“All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing else but a lie reduced to practice, and falsehood passing from words into things.”
-Robert Southey 1774-1843