Othello's Body Paragraph 4 Analysis

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Body paragraph #4 A second standard that Othello meets is that he believes that non threatening remarks are threatening. Othello’s words confirm that he turns innocent events into a threat when he says, “Make it a darling like your precious eye. / To lose ’t or give ’t away were such perdition / As nothing else could match” (Shakespeare 3.4. 77-79). Othello says this after he questions Desdemona about the handkerchief and reveals states how important it was to his mother and that if he loses it, he he would hate her. He has no good reason to be angry with Desdemona, but he treats her poorly because in his mind the handkerchief is symbolic of their marriage and if she loses it, it is like the marriage is gone too. Othello turns Desdemona’s …show more content…
Cassio expresses what he fears Othello believes about him and the reason he won’t restore his position …show more content…
Cassio believes that Othello is refusing to give him his job back because what he did was unforgivable. Cassio has the mindset that Othello is holding a grudge against him for his behavior on duty. The reader can therefore interpret the actuality of situation and figure out if Othello was holding a grudge against him. A different reason that Othello may have had a grudge against Cassio is that he may believe that he is with Desdemona and refuses to restore his position back to him. Furthermore, “You often hold grudges against people who you believe have done something bad to you. You believe that the actions were done to hurt you, and you cannot forgive the people who did them. You may see people as your enemies, and want to get back at them”(drugs.com). To Othello, Cassio may have done something that he believes is harmful. Cassio may have wronged Othello by not being a responsible while on duty. That would indirectly affect Othello and his reputation as a sound general. In addition, Cassio’s relationship with Desdemona may have prompted Othello to not see Cassio as a trustworthy man. Consequently, Othello looks at Cassio as an enemy because of his influence and negativity on his life. To Othello, Cassio is a hinderance after Iago convinces him that Cassio seeks to woo Desdemona and win her over. Correspondingly, mentalhealth.net states the

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