truth and let him devour by the “green – eyed monster” which Iago planted. He is considered a Turk as well when he started to abuse and humiliate Desdemona in public.5a) The evidence that Othello is holding into that justifies the death of Desdemona is the handkerchief that Cassio is holding and assumed that Desdemona committed adultery and is a “whore”. He regards himself as “honorable murderer” for as long as he kill Desdemona, he is hoping that his honor will be reinstated. In my own view, Othello’s act is not justified because what he believes that its true wasn’t really what it seems. Additional – Understanding Literature Soliloquy:Act V Scene ii begins with Othello’s soliloquy. From that speech, Othello is being contemplative before he murders his wife. He is mourning for the near death of Desdemona and for himself. The “cause” which he repetitively mentions in his speech is the adultery that his wifecommitted which leads them to the death of Desdemona. The symbolism of light in this speech represents Desdemona’s purity and innocence. Through the act of murder, Othello believes that he will restore Desdemona’s “light”.
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