Turning Point in Othello

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Othello - Act III Scene III Othello by william shakespeare is a tragedy thought to have been written in the 1600s, and is undoubtedly one of shakespeare's most celebrated pieces of work. The play deals with many themes such as jealousy and deception, and good and evil, all of which are centered around the tragic hero O. Throughout the play it has been discovered how Othello,a black man, has overcome the racist views of others living in that time period, and married the beautiful white woman Desdemona, and also risen up in the ranks and been made a captain. Iago, puppet master, jealous of Othello and Desdemona, also of a man called Cassios promotion over him. It is iago who conjures up a plan to deceive, mislead and ultimately destroy O.…show more content…
“All my love thus do I blow to heaven. Tis gone” Othello here declares any love he had for his wife, now destroyed. This contrasts massively with the noble Moor from the star of the play, whose deep love for his wife was most evident. Now he denies any emotion for her but loathing and hate, later saying he wants nothing but revenge on his wife and her false lover. Thinking only “bloody thoughts”, comparing them to the sea’s compulsive current, one which never ebbs but only keeps on going until it reaches its destination. In this simile, Othello stresses his high status, as expected from a tragic hero, identifying himself with large and mighty elements of nature. Equally important, the simile makes clear the absoluteness of o’s character. There is no going back for him, and his revenge is guaranteed.He solemnly vows to execute “a capable and wide revenge”, and then kneels. Othello speaks as though he see’s himself as the rightful scourge of evil, as executing the public justice rather than his own personal revenge. Iago bids Othello not to stand, and kneels next to him, dedicating himself to Othello’s service. To prove I’s loyalty O orders Iago to see that C is dead within three days. One cannot imagine more welcome words to Iago, after the strong jealousy he has felt against Cassio for so long. This was one of the reasons he chose to manipulate Othello. Othello states he will kill Desdemona himself. He then tragically

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