Othello's Change in mood and respect for desdemona Essay

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In the tragic Shakespeare play, Othello, the protagonist Othello, is contemplating on whether he should let his cheating, treacherous wife live or face the brutal consequences. He speaks openly to the audience, admitting that jealousy fuels his hate, “yet I’ll not shed her blood.” He is truly conflicted and cannot bear to execute such a horrible deed. “Yet she must die,” he says, trying to reassure himself, “else she betray more men.” Othello thoroughly reviews his plan, sharing it with the readers, but ultimately decides to end her life. Othello, speaking as if he is Shakespeare himself, evaluates Desdemona’s behavior using his most elegant, eloquent and aristocratic vocabulary during Act V, Scene II. However in Act III, Scene III Othello’s hatred clouds his noble behavior, only using harsh, vulgar words to describe Desdemona’s actions. Othello outright accuses Desdemona of being a “whore” while in Act V he announces to the audience that he must “put out the light” of her never dying sexuality. He had made love or has already “plucked the rose,” but insists that he “will kill thee” and continues to “love thee after,” speaking only in beautiful metaphor. Othello only describes taking Desdemona’s life in metaphor comparing her life to a fire and describing his role as putting that flame out. He constantly repeats the word light, stating that he must “put out the light, and then put out the light.” Only then, if he kills her, will he “again thy former glory restore.” He also implies that he