Last Scene in Othello

Last Scene in Othello

The Last Scene in Shakespeare’s “Othello” In the final scene of Shakespeare’s “Othello” there is a terrific quantity of significant action which leads to a proper ending to all of the action of the play. Othello, still under the influence of Desdemona’s charm, smothers her because he believes this is the only way to get justice. Before Desdemona dies, Emilia hears her say that no one is to blame for her death. Emilia discovers that it was Othello who eliminated her and persuades him that he was incorrect with his suspicions and is stunned to discover Iago was behind everything!

All Iago’s plots are discovered and he eliminates Emilia! Othello overtaken by unhappiness and regret kills himself. The scene starts with Othello entering Desdemona’s room as she sleeps she wakes up and realizes it is Othello. We witness their final conversation were Desdemona gets more and more scared, also more and more psychologically and physically claustrophobic. She advocates Othello not to eliminate her just now and provide her some time to get Cassio in and for him to show she was not unfaithful with him.

Othello tries to make Desdemona feel rough with regret and admit that she had an affair, but certainly she didn’t and has no idea what Othello is speaking about so can not let him hear what he wants to hear. “If you bethink yourself of any criminal offense Unreconciled as yet to heaven grace, Solicit for it directly.” V, ii, 26-28 I believe here he desires her to confess to give him more reason for what he will do. Then to possibly make him feel less guilty later on.

Othello soon eliminates Desdemona. During this Othello is interrupted by a knock at the door from Emilia telling them of the battle between Roderigo and Cassio, this assists Shakespeare to decrease the already high stress, then to reconstruct it to an even greater point than it was in the past. When Emilia enters the space finding Desdemona dead she asks who has eliminated Desdemona and she simply responds, “Nobody. I myself. Farewell. Commend me to my kind lord. O goodbye.” V, ii, 126-127 Then Desdemona passes away.

Although Desdemona has stated Othello eliminated her however his guilt and remorse comes out when he admits he killed her but validates it by stating that Desdemona was a whore and a sinner but when everybody is now crowded into the bed room Emilia reveals that Iago was behind everything. So now the guilt is passed onto Iago for Desdemona’s death. Emilia is shocked at the extremity of Iago’s evil. “Villainy, villainy, villainy! I think upon’t, I believe? I smell’t. O vaillainy!” V, ii, 189-190 The level of his evil fills her mind and she even says she can smell it!

Iago then kills Emilia and runs but is rapidly captured and restored. Othello injuries Iago then he understands that Iago is a devil who has actually made a fantastic nobleman into absolutely nothing however a murder, “I look down towards his feet; but that’s a fable. If that you be’st a devil, I can not kill thee.” Iago then responds, “I bleed, sir, but not killed.” V, ii, 283-286 This in other words means that Othello acknowledges Iago as the devil by a twin standard recommendation of the cloven feet of the devil which he can not be killed. Iago acknowledges this in his reply to Othello.

After this Othello needs to do something that makes amends for his criminal activity. This leads him to forfeit his life. He, Othello, started off as a greatly respected nobleman, a male of fantastic physical and ethical nerve but Iago’s anger and jealousy that he was not given the promo that was handed to Othello and with a suspicion that Othello needed to had an affair with Emilia led Iago to deceive Othello and make him a man with the morals of a criminal. Although in his death Othello’s speech, which resembled his very first speech, helped bring back a few of his self-respect and respect, I hope you in your letters, When you will these unlucky deeds relate Mention me as I am, absolutely nothing extenuate Nor set me down aught in malice. Then you must speak Of one that liked not carefully, but too well; Of one, not quickly envious, however being wrought Perplexed in the extreme; of one whose hand? tossed a pearl away Richer than all his people.” V, ii, 336-344 In this Othello states that he enjoyed thinking other people instead of speaking to the a single person whom he enjoyed. By Kevin Matthew Francis Stewart 5G

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