Othello Monologue Analysis

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Around 1603, Shakespeare wrote a tragedy, which famously known as “Othello”. In the play “Othello”, Shakespeare introduces Othello who is said to be one of Shakespeare’s most fascinating creations. Although the audience is first introduced to Iago and Roderigo, Othello remains at a distance from much of the action that concerns and affects him. As Iago and Roderigo speaks of Othello, they do so with racial epithets, not by name. These include, “the thick-lips” (I.i.66), “an old black ram” (I.i.88), and “a Barbary horse” (I.i.113). Despite Othello’s skills as a soldier and leader are valuable to the state, Othello is still a cultural and racial outsider in Venice. Due to Othello’s status as an outsider, Othello becomes an easy prey to Iago in the following acts. The audience comes to understand Othello’s intense deep love for Desdemona when Barbanzio accuses Othello of using witchcraft to make Desdemona fall in love with him and Othello responds saying “The trust, the office I do hold of you not only take away but let your sentience even all upon my life”. Having maintained his innocents and called for Desdemona’s account, the couple leaves to Cyprus a few weeks later and Iago begins to plan his revenge on Othello. As Othello gradually gains trust towards Iago “Iago is most honest”, Iago initiates the plan by goading Othello with lies about Desdemona and Cassio how he thought they were having an affair. With such thoughts of Desdemona’s betrayal, Othello… “Need Help to Continue:
Thus, prompting Othello to… :
This fellow’s of exceeding honesty
And knows all quantities, with a learnèd spirit,
Of human dealings. If I do prove her haggard,
Though that her jesses were my dear heartstrings,
I’d whistle her off and let her down the wind
To prey at fortune. Haply, for I am black
And have not those soft parts of conversation
That chamberers have, or for I am declined
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