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Othello, The Moor Of Venice By William Shakespeare

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The play “Othello, The Moor of Venice ” by William Shakespeare, tells the story of the tragic downfall of Othello. In this play, love, loyalty, and honesty are the most important emotions that keep the world prospering, and when those are questioned or lost, chaos takes over. Othello has been tricked to believe the worst about his wife, Desdemona. Then Othello becomes corrupted by jealousy, and he takes that emotion to the extreme. The truth is revealed too late, and because of Othello’s actions the only way he can restore his honor is by his own death. The revenge and jealousy displayed “Othello” lead to this tragic ending, but when the truth comes out and Othello realizes he murdered Desdemona for something she didn’t do, He dies to regain his honor, but he also can’t handle the fact that he just killed his innocent wife. His redemption in the end of the play restores most of his honor, but his actions do not compare to the deed Desdemona has done, when all she has been is good to Othello.
The love between Othello and Desdemona is very strong throughout the whole play, and Othello relies on this love and on Desdemona’s loyalty to him. When Desdemona’s father, Brabantio accuses him of stealing Desdemona and drugging her, Othello is so confident in her love for him that he lays his life upon it. He says to Barbantio, “If you do find me foul in her report/The trust, the office I do hold of you,/Not only take away, but let your sentence/Even fall upon my life,” (1.3, 117-19). Afterwards Brabantio says that Desdemona will lie to him with ease. Othello responds, “My life upon her faith” (1.3, 289) The audience sees that he has trusted his life to Desdemona’s loyalty. This action does not only show how great his love is for her, but also how much he relies on their love. Love and loyalty are the strongest emotions in this play, and the fate of the two main characters lives.When these two are doubted, jealousy can be created. Jealousy and Iago’s revenge is how Othello begins his downfall. The depth of their love is so deep that it caused the jealousy to be so strong.
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