Othello- Act 5 Scene 2 Quotes

“Yet she must die, else she’ll betray more men” Spoken by Othello he is hear explaining the reason why he is killing his truly innocent wife Desdemona. Saying that she shall be murdered so no more men are hurt by her is referring to the hurt caused to him
“When I have plucked thy rose, I cannot give it vital growth agaim;” This said by Othello connotes that like a rose once Desdemona’s life has been taken away there is no way to rebirth her life.
“That handkerchief which I so loved and gave thee, Thou’st gav’st to Cassio” Here Shakespeare is reiterating the evidence that Othello took to mean she was most defiantly committing adultery. This shocking realisation of what Othello is saying makes Desdemona deny it straight away, in truth, yet Othello wouldn’t believe her.
“Nobody; I myself. Farewell. Command me to my kind lord. O farewell” The dying words of Desdemona speak still of her loyalty to her husband. The truth sadly wasn’t picked upon by Othello meaning she was unnecessarily murdered.
“Thy husband?/ My husband?/My husband?” Here Emilia, realises Iago’s part in the plan. That her husband has manipulated so many people, and perplexed Othello’s jealousy to the extreme resulting in the tragedy of ‘Othello’
“My friend, thy husband, honest, honest Iago” Spoken by Othello: he discusses that of course Iago is true and right about Desdemona’s adultery, this extremely ironic statement describes Iago as being ‘honest’ but in reality this is far from the truth.
“She give it Cassio! No, alas, I found it And I give’t my husband” Here Emilia is stating that Desdemona did not give the handkerchief to Cassio, it was infact Emilia who gave it to Cassio. This is a turning point in Othello and Emilia’s understanding of the malicious plan
“Blow me about in winds, roast me in sulfur,Wash me in steep-down gulfs of liquid fire!—Oh, Desdemona! Desdemona! dead! Oh! Oh!” This spoken by Othello connotes to the audience that he is aware he is going to hell for killing his wife Desdemona. The imagery is very vivid and conveys the fiery/ deathly hell.
“Of one that loved not wisely but too well;Of one not easily jealous but, being wrought, perplexed in the extreme” Here Othello is explaining that he loved Desdemona with his heart not his head, meaning many decisions he made were wrong. He speaks that unless his jealousy was extremely perplexed he would not react in such a way, however Iago has gone to an extreme in his manipulation of Othello.

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