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Focusing on Act 3 scene 3, how responsible is Othello for Desdemona's death?

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Othello Essay Focusing on Act3 scene 3, how responsible is Othello for Desdemona's death? Othello is one of Shakespeare's most popular plays. Its controversial issues and passionate characters excite audiences around the world. In the United States, the first ever on-stage kiss between a "black" man and a "white" woman occurred in a 1943 production of the play that went on to be the longest running Shakespearean play in the country's history. Othello is a play written in the early 17th century. It has many characters who are Othello, Desdemona, Iago, Roderigo, Cassio and Emilia. Othello, Desdemona and Iago are the main characters. Othello focuses on the relationship between ''Othello and Desdemona''. Iago, Emilia and Roderigo play a big role in the relationship. It is a tale of love and deceit. Iago, Othello's friend is being duplicitous. That causes rafts between Othello and Desdemona. Which leads to Desdemona being strangled by Othello. Looking at that Othello has been stupid to believe what Iago has said to him. For example, on one occasion Othello suspects Cassio, ''ha! I like not that''. This explains to us that Iago making Othello suspicious that Cassio and Desdemona are having an affair, Othello really does believe Iago. ...read more.


So Iago must have told Roderigo of his hatred for Othello before this, and maybe before he was passed over for promotion. If it was earlier that Iago told Roderigo that he hated Othello, that could have been part of Iago's scam, but it also could have been the truth. Othello's grief and his deep love for Desdemona led to a series of actions and dialogue located at the climax of the story. The chosen passage came near the end of this work--just after Othello smothered Desdemona with her pillow. Shakespeare, simply and probably tritely put, was a genius. His artful mastery of meter, diction, imagery, and tone is matchless and captivates interest and thought like no other. Othello has his emotions swing. For example, Othello hits Desdemona and calls her ''whore'' and ''devil''. This is when he is angry and becomes confident that Desdemona is having an affair with Cassio, when she is not. After wards Othello sees that he has been tricked by Iago and stabs him- but does not kill him, ''I bleed sir, but not killed.'' Othello begs Cassio's pardon, stabs himself and lies down beside Desdemona to die. This shows us that Othello was clearly unsure of what he was doing. ...read more.


Iago also suspects Othello of having some kind of relationship with his own wife, although he doesn't know or even seem to care whether or not his suspicions have any foundation at all. Again, according to Iago, Othello is an "ass" because he has a "free and open nature." This act works as an introduction to the Othello character and shows how other characters react to his presence in different ways. Given these statements, Othello, Iago and Roderigo are the people who are responsible for Desdemona's death. Iago for planning the whole thing. He uses any chance, he gets to arouse Othello's anger and jealousy to make Desdemona and Cassio seem guilty. Planting the handkerchief...which is the symbol of faithfulness. Othello for being too trusting, and trusting the wrong people, for example, Iago. He listens to Iago and eventually even adopts his nature and language. Roderigo for being gullible and too easily duped into Iago's plans. He believes that he will have a chance with Desdemona. For example, "put money in thy purse" shows how clever Iago is with his subtle techniques of persuasion. These three Othello, Iago and Roderigo are the people who are responsible for Desdemona's death. 1 ...read more.

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