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The Change Of Othello Essay

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How does Othello change? Look closely at the language used.· Starting from page 117, Othellos attitude begins to change, and he acts more violent, using harsh language and rude language. Up until here he is known as a humble man, kind, loving and generous. However, he is now beginning to fume about the fact that Desdemona is sleeping with Cassio - it is no things get more serious as Iago shows and convinces him with more evidence.· On page 117, when Othello and Desdemona meet one another, Othello acts as though he has a headache. This will be because he feels slightly awkward around Desdemona after hearing more evidence of her having been sleeping around. He is ...view middle of the document...

"On horrors head, horrors accumulate." "If there be cords or knives, Poison or fire or suffocating streams, I'll not endure it." · On page 125, Othello refers to Desdemona in a vial way, by saying "I'll tear her all to pieces." Othello here is referring to when he finds out the truth of Desdemona and if she has been sleeping around this is what he will do. This shows that although Othello said previously that he has no jealousy with in him, he obviously does, or other wise he would go and confront Desdemona first, trust her as they are married and 'supposively' in love, before making any assumptions. He must have some doubt in her and lack of trust to not go to her and speak to her first but talk about her abusively behind her back in a mean way.· On page 127, Iago tells Othello how he has seen Cassio with the handkerchief Othello gave to Desdemona (The one Emillia stole). Othello's response is very agitated, with no relaxation like before, saying; "Arise, black vengeance, from thy hollow cell!" "O, blood, blood, blood!" "Even so my bloody thoughts with violent pace, Shall ne'er look back, ne'er ebb to humble love, Till that a capable and wide revenge Swallow them up." These extracts show how Othello is really beginning to show fall for every thing that Iago is saying to him. He has no truth in Desdemona at the moment - contradiction as before it was the other way around! He shows jealousy at a high level here and has no respect for those such as Desdemona now, · On page 129, Othello says how he wants Cassio dead. He has not yet been and spoken / seen any real 100% proof or evidence, but goes straight to assumptions. He wants Iago to kill...

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