Othello is explaining that he did not fully understand the situation when he smothered Desdemona, and is truly sorry for his actions. Because Othello did not think, he decided to kill his true love and permanently ruins his reputation. This awful decision, along with the others,
However when given proof, Othello went from standing up for Desdemona to the point where he wanted to kill her. “I'll see before I doubt; when I doubt, prove; And on the proof, there is no more but this,--Away at once with love or jealousy! (3.3)” This shows again that Othello feels he needs proof and is at about a 3 on the jealousy scale, but after he finds the handkerchief is not in Desdemona’s presence anymore Othello starts to crumble. “I'll tear her all to pieces. (3.3)”.
Othello is then poisoned by jealousy by his ensign, Iago, and plans to kill the love of his life, Desdemona, because of outlandish claims. After he is confronted with the truth, it is too late, he takes his own life out of grief of killing his own wife. Although this play was made centuries
First of all, the character Othello’s love for his wife Desdemona is soiled by Iago putting false images into Othello’s head that his wife is being unfaithful to him which ultimately leads him to kill his own wife because of his vulnerability and insecurity towards the pure love he had for her. Othello starts to feel things that he has never felt before towards his wife, “I had rather be a toad/And live upon the vapor of a dungeon /Than keep a corner in the thing I love/For others' uses. Yet 'tis the plague of great ones” (3.3.311-14). Iago is planting the seeds for Othello’s relationship with Desdemona to crumble by putting images into Othello’s head about women and generalizing all women saying that they all act upon their temptations with no remorse. In these lines said by Othello, he is showing how someone’s deceit (having to do with his love for his wife) can really go as far as to make him criticize a whole entire gender based on one idea that his Desdemona has been unfaithful—and he does not even have proof that this accusation is true.
“O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-ey'd monster, which doth mock the meat it feeds on. (3.3.170)” In the tragedy Othello, the Moor of Venice we meet Othello who has problems holding his jealousy in place. After Iago presented the idea that Desdemona, Othello’s wife, is cheating with his lieutenant. He can’t think about anything else. Iago’s plan is to become lieutenant and does everything he can to fulfil his plan.
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
In Shakespeare 's Othello, Iago’s sinister acts of lying and killing deceive the people around him. Iago motives are maintaining good reputation and ruining othello. How Iago deceives others shows the theme that people’s words have an effect on others thoughts and actions Iago will do anything in his power to keep a spotless reputation and to ruin Othello entirely. He wants to keep his good reputation so he can get money and power out of it. Iago thinks to himself, “Now whether he kills cassio or cassio him or each do kill the other / every way makes me gain” ( Shakespeare 5.1.12-15).
This gets Brabantio’s attention and leds him to hating Othello. Iago manipulates Othello through the entire play by always putting on a fake face and acting as a loyal and honest friend to Othello. Throughout the whole play Iago refers to himself as “an honest man”(2.3.285.) Iago is so determined to ruin Othello that he deceives his own wife, Emilia. In order for Iago to have ‘proof’ of Desdemona cheating on Othello he needed Desdemona’s handkerchief that Othello gave to Desdemona as a symbol of their everlasting love for one another.
Othello is beginning to believe the lies Iago is feeding him. When with Desdemona, Othello begins to act differently, and Desdemona talks to Emilia who informs her that Othello is being jealous. As Othello believes the lies he eventually killed his wife and nearly Cassio. He then found the truth of Iago’s plans and prosecuted him. The tragic downfall of Othello was brought upon himself, because he should have ignored Iago and trusted that his wife was faithful.
Then he suggested the unpredictable nature of Desdemona by saying, “Ay, there’s the point: as, to be bold with you, not to affect many proposed matches of her own clime, complexion, and degree, whereto we see in all things nature tends - Foh!” (III.iii.230-234). Thus he reminded Othello that possibly he was not considered suitable for her love. Knowing that his blackness placed him in society as an outsider, Othello began to suspect that his personality and accomplishments could never overcome his inferior background. He questioned his confidence in the reputation and social standing he thought he had gained, and he failed to notice the presence of evil and dishonesty in others. Iago’s appearance, as a