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Why is act 3 scene 3 is the turning point of the play "Othello" by William Shakespeare

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OTHELLO Why is act 3 scene 3 is the turning point of the play "Othello" by William Shakespeare I have read the play "Othello" by William Shakespeare, the play was written in 1602. In Shakespeare times, there were very few black people in the u.k because in those days travel was difficult; it was very hard to leave their home country. The play explores the relationship between the sexes which mean's who is the most powerful, Is it man or woman? . The play started as a romantic play when Desdemona liked Othello and they married secretly without letting anyone know. Iago was jealous of Cassio and Othello because he thinks Othello might have slept with his wife but he has no proof, Iago said, "I hate the Moor, and it is thought abroad that 'twixt my sheets he's done my office". This quote shows why he hates Othello because he thinks Othello might slept with his wife but he has no proof to prove himself. There's also another quote there when Iago said, "I follow him to serve my turn upon him" And "In following him, I follow but myself: This quote shows clearly that he will follow Othello to get what he want but Othello think he loves me. ...read more.


I like not that" this quote shows clearly Iago tells to Othello that they having secret meeting and their must be some relationship between Cassio and Desdemona. Iago asked his wife to steal Desdemona handkerchief as many times. Emilia said, "I'm glad I have found this napkin: This was her first remembrance from the moor, my wayward husband hatha hundred times wooed me to steal it; but she so loves the token, for he conjured her she should ever keep it, that she reserves it even more about her, to kiss and talk to". This quotes shows clearly that Iago asked her to steal Desdemona handkerchief as many times but she don't know what Iago going to do with that handkerchief. At the end of the scene Othello wants Cassio to be dead because Iago made Othello think Cassio had an affair with Desdemona. He wants to kill Desdemona because he thinks Desdemona betrayed him by giving the handkerchief to Cassio so he could wipe his beard and she had slept with Cassio. Desdemona behaved naturally when she asked Othello to give Cassio job back but Othello doesn't want to meet with Cassio immediately and he gives excuses to each of Desdemona's suggestions about when he would meet with Cassio, finally Othello says, "Prithee no more. ...read more.


Therefore enticing the audience to watch the next scene and also this scene would grab the attention of audience when Othello told Iago that Cassio shouldn't be alive; Othello said, "Within three days let me hear thee say that Cassio's not alive". This quote shows clearly that Othello saying to Iago that Cassio shouldn't be alive but in reality Iago should be killed for betraying Othello. The audience knows that Cassio and Desdemona were innocent but Othello doesn't know what audience knows, he thinks Iago is an honest person, so he believes Iago lies. The events in this scene lead to Othello downfall are Iago continually through this scene's using the relationship between Desdemona and Cassio and he made Othello to turn against his wife and Cassio. After that he killed his innocent wife for no good reasons, after when he killed Desdemona, he found out the truth that Desdemona and Cassio were innocent and he gets angry with Iago and he killed Iago and himself. Iago plans quite worked because Iago want Othello to suffer, when he killed his beautiful and innocent wife and great soldier Cassio, that will suffer him CONCLUSION The more and more Othello trust Iago the more he hates Desdemona and Cassio, so when Othello believes Iago lies, Iago took control of Othello. Iago putting more doubts in Othello mind. So their relationship getting stronger and stronger. ...read more.

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