An analysis of william shakespeares act v scene i of othello
His last speech reveals that he is still fixated on this cause; "speak of me as I am," he tells them, yet there is great irony in this statement, since he goes on to misrepresent himself and his motives. Othello lunges at Iago, wounds him, and is disarmed.
Emilia, who understands Iago far better than the gullible male characters have so far, demonstrates her loyalty to Desdemona by risking her own safety and defying the murderer of her former mistress, despite his obvious willingness to do violence.
Cold, cold, my girl! They bang and shout until Brabantio comes out onto the balcony.
For example, Iago shouts out that Desdemona, at this moment, is being mounted by a "Barbary horse" Othello An honourable murderer, if you will; For nought I did in hate, but all in honour. Wrestling with her as she begs to be allowed to live just a little longer, Othello finally succeeds in smothering his wife.
Othello act 5 scene 2 summary
Othello is freshly aware that he has been ensnared body and soul by "that demi-devil" Iago, who refuses to confess his villainy. The repetition of "honest" in his description of Iago compounds the tragedy by highlighting how completely he was duped. Without hesitation, Emilia denounces Iago as a liar and Othello as a deceived "dolt" Once more the young wife proclaims her innocence and insists that no one but herself is to blame. Active Themes Montano, Graziano, and Iago enter. His last speech reveals that he is still fixated on this cause; "speak of me as I am," he tells them, yet there is great irony in this statement, since he goes on to misrepresent himself and his motives. Iago darts out in the commotion, stabs Cassio in the leg, and exits. Iago is taken into custody, and his crimes will be judged back in Venice. Iago is caught and brought back. Desdemona wakens and calls him to bed, but he tells her to pray at once, repenting anything she needs to repent, and he will wait while she prays because he does not want to kill her soul. Then he exits, presumably to kill Desdemona. Roderigo fears he has lost both his lady and his money. He lectured for six years on theater studies at Stratford-upon-Avon College in the U.
Summary Iago has Roderigo poised and ready to pounce on Cassioand kill him; if either of them is killed, it is to Iago's benefit, although he would like to have both of them disposed of, so that his devices might not be discovered.
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