Conflict in "Othello" Analytical Essay by ernm

Conflict in "Othello"
A brief analysis of the conflict between Desdemona and Othello in the play "Othello" by William Shakespeare.
# 47646 | 908 words | 0 sources | 2003 | GB
Published on Feb 11, 2004 in English (Analysis) , Shakespeare (Othello)

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This paper examines how "Othello" by William Shakespeare is a play which contains many conflicts between characters. It looks at how the main character Othello begins the play by marrying his love Desdemona and how it ends dramatically in a conflict between Othello and Desdemona which ends with Othello killing Desdemona then himself. It analyzes how the conflict was spawn for many reasons including Iago's deceiving, Othello being too in love with Desdemona, Othello's pride, Othello's self conscious nature, Othello's jealousy and Othello's rash behavior.

From the Paper:

"Othello then confronts Desdemona about his doubts but doesn't listen to her reply. "By heaven , I saw my handkerchief in's hand. O perjured woman! Thou dost stone my heart, and mak'st me call what I intend to do a murder , which I thought a sacrifice." Othello is quite emotional at this point as can be seen by the explanation mark. He is shown to be very upset about Desdemona's supposed affair. This can be seen by the phrase "stone my heart". This is in reference to the pain Desdemona is causing him. It is killing his heart and their love as "heart" has connotations to love. By referring to killing Desdemona as a sacrifice this shows that Othello is giving up something. He is giving up his love for Desdemona as he believes that it will hurt him too much to see her with another. Othello loves her too much."

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