Moral Changes, Conflicts And Dilemmas In Shakespeare's Othello

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Shakespeare’s drama ‘Othello’ is one of moral changes, conflicts and dilemmas. Shakespeare focuses these conflicts on the protagonist Othello and his actions, which are results of complex moral changes and dilemmas. The transformation of the noble and romantic protagonist Othello, whose jealousy over his beloved Desdemona, destroys him. And Iago, who happens to be the antagonist, plants the distrust and jealousy in Othello. In Act V, Scene 2 Othello’s moral change has already begun and he is to show its lethal consequences. The intention of strangling Desdemona is his idea of the solution, which would bring justice for the betrayal Desdemona “did”. “To eliminate evil, Othello commits evil.” The protagonist chooses to strangle Desdemona in her bed, using his imagination to conjure up that she has dishonored that bed. He is so consumed by jealousy that he never gives her the chance to proof her innocence. By the end of the play Othello realizes that Desdemona is innocent, so is Cassio, but the one to blame is Iago, who has the reputation of being “full of love and honesty” in almost everyone’s eyes. So to remain that noble man the play’s protagonist tells his countryman that despite all his good deeds he has done, could not excuse him for what he has done being engulfed and misled by jealousy which Iago fired, so he wants to be remembered as honorable man: I have done the state some service, and they know 't. No more of that. I pray you, in your letters, When you shall these

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