Adultery In Othello

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A husband truly in love with his wife, turns murderous, and ends up smothering her to death even though she has only ever been completely faithful, trustworthy and loving to him. Iago showed Othello at the beginning of the story that he was an honest and trustworthy man, had Othello come to the realization Desdemona was a strumpet on his own, and disguised a plan to prove Desdemona’s adultery. The play Othello, is like a puppet show and Iago is the puppeteer; controlling the outcome and fate of each of the characters. Iago was upset with Cassio because he got the job to become Othello’s lieutenant; however, he was more upset with Othello for not recognizing that he deserved the job more than any other person. Since Iago believed that there …show more content…
Act III is when Iago started his plan to ruin Othello all together, by putting false images of Desdemona in Othello 's’ head. He starts by asking Othello about the relationship between Cassio and Desdemona, then pretends to be startled when Othello does not say as much as he should. This leads Othello into believing that Iago knows something more but is trying to protect him from knowing his thoughts because they are not good. Othello to Iago says, “If thou dost love me, Show me thy thought” (III.iii.316). Iago later replies back to him saying, “It were not for your quiet nor your good, Nor for my manhood, honesty, or wisdom, to let you know my thoughts” (III.iii.152-154). Iago is being reluctant still on telling Othello more about Desdemona and Cassio, and states that he does not want to tell him his thoughts because they could give him false suspicion. What he has said in line 152-154 becomes very ironic because this is actually exactly what Iago wants. After this conversation with Iago, Othello sends him away to try and wrap his head around everything that has just came to his realization. “Why did I marry? This honest creature doubtless, sees and knows more, much more than he unfolds” (III.iii.242-243). One can see here that Othello is questioning now his entire marriage, and again states about how …show more content…
He showed Othello from the beginning that he was a trustworthy guy, led Othello into believing that he has come up with the suspicion of Desdemona and Cassio on his own, and managed to give Othello proof that his wife has committed adultery. Once he confronted Desdemona, he was already so convinced Iago’s information was true; he could no longer see his wife as being the innocent and pure human being any longer. This mental state that Othello was in caused him to become angry and sorrowful which, would not give him a clear conscientious. Othello did truly love his wife but he was tricked into believing Iago and falling into his scheme which, led him to do the extreme and smother his loving, honest, and pure wife, Desdemona, to

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