Othello Critical Lens Essay

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1.) "Thy solicitor shall rather die/ Than give thy cause away." (3.3.27-28). Desdemona tells Cassio that she would rather die than to lose his case with Othello. This is a major quote because she will continue to talk about Cassio to Othello and he may potentially become suspicious of the situation; especially sense Iago is telling him all of these lies. 2.) "Where should I lose that handkerchief, Emilia?"(3.3.18) Desdemona is extremely nervous that she lost her handkerchief because it was a meaningful gift from Othello. She says she would rather lose her purse with all of her money then lose this handkerchief, that’s how much it means to her. She does not know how Othello will react but she trusts that he is not the jealous type so that…show more content…
He says Cassio he threw his legs over his thighs and kissed him some more and finally cursed about Othello. If any doubt had been left about Desdemona and Cassio being together this had convinced him. 7.) ”The Moor already changes with my poison/Shall ever medicine thee to that sweet sleep /Which thou owedst yesterday.” (3.3.325-334) Iago realizes the power of jealousy and has made Othello suspicious of Desdemona. This seamlessly breaks Othello's trust for Desdemona. Iago knows that what he said will not allow Othello to have a good night of sleep ever again. 8.) “Ha! I like not that/Was not that Cassio parted from my wife?/ I do believe 'twas he. "(3.3.34-40) After Iago watches Cassio and Desdemona chat for a little while he suggest to Othello that maybe there is something going on between them. Othello at first brushes it off but after further reassurance Iago convinces Othello without any evidence at all. 9.) "O, beware, my lord, of jealousy! It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock /The meat it feeds on." (3.3.165-167) Iago pretends to warn Othello not to be a jealous man, indicating to him that jealousy kills the heart of people who end up falling for it. Jealousy means he has no trust for

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