Shakespeare's Desdemona and Othello: An Analysis.
DESDEMONA asleep in bed Enter OTHELLO with a light. DESDEMONA is asleep in bed. OTHELLO enters with a candle. OTHELLO. It is the cause, it is the cause, my soul.. Previous section Act 5, Scene 1 Next page Act 5, Scene 2, Page 2. Test your knowledge Take the Act V, scenes i-ii Quick Quiz.
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Iago may have set up the death of Desdemona, but Othello has the most important role of her death due his flaws acting upon him and making himself kill his wife. His inability to comprehend his reason verses passion is mainly represented in Act 3 scene 3.
When Desdemona continues to demand action from Othello, he strikes her in anger and calls her a 'devil.' (Act 4, Scene 1, line 235). After this interaction, she becomes less independent and more.
This last speech of Othello is his way of expressing to viewers how he would have liked them to see the events of the play. However, his speech, albeit elegant and characteristic of Othello’s extravagant and Romantic use of language, is flawed, ironic and thus it is impossible to see the events of the play in the light that Othello would like us to.
Othello's reaction upon Desdemona's death is a mixture of shock, hysterics, and anger. The greatest irony of the play is that it is only after killing Desdemona that Othello learns the truth about her; he finds out that she was blameless, and that Iago was manipulating him into believing otherwise.
Desdemona’s warm heart was captivated by Othello when she listened to his tales of adventure and near-death experiences. Once she has hinted of her feelings to Othello (she was far too modest to flirt openly at that stage), she joyfully accepts his proposal.