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Summary of Key
Othello goes to his chamber and questions Desdemona
about her affair with Cassio.
She denies it and asks for Cassio to come to prove it.
Othello then tells her that he is dead. Desdemona's
mourning for Cassio leads to Othello telling her is going
to kill her. Desdemona begs for her life to be spared, but
Othello smothers her.
Emilia then interrupts Othello, by coming to tell him that
Roderigo is dead and Cassio injured.…read more

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Iago's plan begins to unravel and Othello tries to stab
Iago, who avoids it and stabs Emilia in the process, then
running away.
Emilia lies next to Desdemona and dies. In her dying
breath, she tells Othello that Desdemona was pure and
faithful to him.
Othello realizes what he has done; he makes a speech,
during which he tells the noble men that he did not kill
out of hate, but out of honor. Othello then stabs
himself.…read more

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Language Analysis
Othello's language becomes the way that he was
described to be at the beginning of the play. He is
described as being animalistic, violent and aggressive. An
example of this is `had all his hairs been lives, my great
revenge had stomach for them all'
Othello does still use romantic language, which he has
used at points throughout the rest of the play. An
example is `when I have plucked thy rose'.…read more

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The themes that are associated with Desdemona are;
love, betrayal, innocence, religion.
Desdemona's final words are: nobody: I myself, farewell:
Commend me to my kind Lord: Oh farewell.
Iago uses the same sort of language which has been
used by him throughout the play. And is still the same
sort person; someone who order others about (`I charge
you to get home'). Iago also uses derogatory terms
(`villainous whore')
The themes which can be associated with Iago are;
cruelty, hatred, jealousy, liar.…read more

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A list of important
`Yet she must die, else she'll betray more men' (page
`Put out thy light' (page 125)
`Had all his hairs been lives, my great revenge had
stomach for them all' (page 127)
`Out strumpet: weep'st though for him to my face?
(Page 127)
`My wife, my wife: what wife? I have no wife' (page
`Ay, `twas he that told me on her first.…read more

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Then murther's out of tune, and sweet revenge grows
harsh' (page 129)
`She's like a liar gone to burning hell, `twas I that kill'd
her' (page 129)
`I kiss'd thee, ere I kill'd thee: No way but this killing
myself, to die upon a kiss' (page 138)
`She was false as water' (page 129)
`No: his mouth is stopp'd: Honest Iago hath taken order
for`t' (page 127)
`Why should honour outlive honesty' (page 134)
`An honourable murderer' (page 135)
`Foul murthers done' (page 128)…read more

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A guiltless death I die'
`Some bloody passion shakes your very frame' (page
`Kill me tomorrow, let me live tonight' (page 127)
`I charge you to get home' (page 131)
`Villainous whore' (page 132)…read more

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Evaluation of the
The ending of this play seems to be too dramatic in
contrast to the rest of the play. Throughout Othello the
action is at a slow pace, however during the final scene
3 people die. This is quite shocking as the audience
doesn't expect so many people to die in such a short
space of time.
Although the ending is fast paced, it concludes the
storylines for each of the characters, therefore making it,
in some people's eyes, a satisfactory ending.…read more


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