Literary Devices In Othello Analysis

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Moment with Page Number ONE Quotation to Support Moment Literary Device Significance/Connection to Universal Theme (2-3 sentences)
1) Iago refuses to lay the blame on Cassio for the fight between Montano and Cassio. Page 35. “IAGO: Touch me not so near; / I had rather have this tongue cut from my mouth / Than it should do offence to Michael Cassio” (Shakespeare 2.3). Dramatic Irony The dramatic irony in what Iago says lies in how he appears versus the reality of his nature. The audience knows the reality of Iago; we know that he hates Cassio; in fact, he is trying to ruin his life. However, to the characters in the play, Iago appears to be a kind and honest man who loves Cassio.
2) Iago explains to Roderigo that he is loyal to Othello
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Page 82. “OTHELLO: Ah, balmy breath, that dost almost persuade / Justice to break her sword! One more, one more: / Be thus when thou art dead, and I will kill thee, / And love thee after: one more, and this the last: / So sweet was ne’er so fatal. I must weep, / But they are cruel tears: this sorrow’s heavenly; / It strikes where it doth love” (Shakespeare 5.2). Internal Conflict Othello experiences a major internal conflict here, which is sparked by the distinction between Desdemona’s appearance and what Othello accepts as her reality. He wants to kill her based on the evil he sees in her personality, but, at the same time, he is hesitant in doing this as her beauty seems to overpower her…show more content…
Page 91. “OTHELLO: Speak of me as I am; nothing extenuate, / Nor set down aught in malice: then you must speak / Of one that loved not wisely but too well; / Of one not easily jealous, but, being wrought, / Perplex’d in the extreme; of one whose hand, / Like the base Indian, threw a pearl away / Richer than all his tribe” (Shakespeare 5.2). Catharsis Othello goes through a sort of emotional healing as he explains his vices to Lodovico. One fault in particular that he emphasizes is his jealousy which, as he explains, fogged his judgment and led him to kill Desdemona. This relates to the theme of jealousy as it leads to
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