There is a strange occupation of Iago with plants. In particular, when he is talking to Roderigo, Iago refers to plants a lot in his statements. For example, he says that, “Our bodies are our gardens, to which our wills are gardeners; so that if we will plant nettles or sow lettuce, set hyssop and weed up thyme . . . the power and corrigible authority of this lies in our wills” (I.iii.317–322); “Though other things grow fair against the sun, / Yet fruits that blossom first will first be ripe” (II.iii.349–350); “And then, sir, would he gripe and wring my hand, / Cry ‘O sweet creature!’, then kiss me hard, / As if he plucked kisses up by the roots, / That grew upon my lips” (III.iii.425–428). From these statements, it is evident that plants hold a special place at the center of the play. The presentation of these plants in the lay indicate that most of the characters in the play are derived from certain forces and in the event they are not watched, they may have devastating effects.