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Act 3 Scene 3 In ‘Othello’ Is The Pivotal Scene Of The Play. Before It Began Othello Was Blissfully In Love With Desdemona. By The End Of It, He Is Devising A Means By Which To Kill Her. Discuss How And Why This Transformation Has Come About.

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Act 3 scene 3 in 'Othello' is the pivotal scene of the play. Before it began Othello was blissfully in love with Desdemona. By the end of it, he is devising a means by which to kill her. Discuss how and why this transformation has come about.Othello used to be a cool, calm and collected general, and also a loving husband to Desdemona in the beginning of the play, 'Othello'. However, as we near the end of the play, Othello transformed into an unrecognizable and hot-headed 'green-eyed monster', who is devising a plan to kill Desdemona, whom he suspects of committing adultery.From the beginning of the play, we can see that Othello is a clear-headed general who does not second-guess every decision he has made, and has an aura of confidence surrounding him. He speaks in a very courteous manner, with long and elegant sentences, even though he denies it modestly. His transformations are very greatly related to Iago's manipulative and revengeful nature, and how Desdemona keeps bringing up the wrong topic at the wrong time.Iago, whom had sworn for revenge in Act 1 scene 1 when Othello chose to make Cassio his lieutenant, had hatched a plot against Othello, and things are happening just as Iago has planned. Iago made use of his manipulative nature and begins to trick Othello into believing that his wife, Desdemona is being unfaithful to him. Iago did not say it outright to Othello that his wife is being unfaithful, rather he drops little hints about it in his conversation with Othello, arousing Othello's suspicions and curiosity. Iago then pretends to hesitate before answering every question by Othello, leading Othello into thinking that he is hiding something, when he is actually thinking of different ways to manipulate Othello so as to trick him into believing Desdemona's infidelity. When Othello presses Iago to tell him more about Cassio, Iago replied by saying, "I am not bound to that all slaves are free to." On the surface, it may seem to be that Iago refuses to tell his own thoughts or opinions about the matter to Othello, but actually, Iago is twisting his words so that it may seem like it means whatever he has got to say next would upset Othello very much, and thus should keep it to himself and not let Othello know about it. But in fact, all of this is part of Iago's act to make Othello suspicious; it is part of his plan to eliminate Othello, and to bring the revenge upon him. He hit all of Othello's chinks in his armor, and makes him slides deeper into his plot with no way out, and ultimately, believes that his own wife, the woman he once loved so deeply is being unfaithful to him, forcing him to be a cuckold while enjoying herself with Cassio.Another reason how Othello had such a drastic change in his attitude and personality may have something to do with his wife Desdemona. After Othello had dismissed Cassio of his place as lieutenant, he has been pestering Desdemona nonstop for her to ask Othello to give him his place again, seeing as he is...

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