Presentation on theme: "At the start of the play Othello is modest “rude am I in my speech” He is loving “I loved he for did she pity them” Trusts Desdemona “let her speak of."— Presentation transcript:
At the start of the play Othello is modest “rude am I in my speech” He is loving “I loved he for did she pity them” Trusts Desdemona “let her speak of me before her father”
Iago’s Motives Iago is jealous of Othello “And it is thought abroad that `twixt my sheets He’s done my office. I know not if’t be true But I, for mere suspicion in that kind, Will do as if for surety” – Iago Iago’s knows of Othello’s vulnerability and this is used to corrupt Othello
Iago manipulates Othello “O beware, my lord, of jealousy! It is the green eyed monster, which doth mock The meat it feeds on.” – Iago “Think’st thou I’d make a life of jealousy” – Othello
Act III: Scene Three Othello’s character shifts He begins to use animal imagery Bids farewell to his former character Shows that he lacks judgement
Othello becomes sinister “Ay, let her rot, and perish, and be damned... to-night; for she shall not live: no, my heart is turned to stone; I strike it, and it hurts my hand. O, the world hath not a sweeter creature: she might lie by an emperor's side and command him tasks.” - Othello Othello’s love is turning to hatred
Othello fails to trust Desdemona Does not allow Desdemona to defend herself after being called a accusing her of being dishonest. In contrast to the beginning when he allowed her to speak before her father about her love for Othello.
Othello’s final speech States that he wants to be remembered as someone that was confused and not jealous. Reflects on his service to the Venetian state while emphasising his status as an outsider. Believes that loving desdemona too much is what led to his lack of judgement Manages to regain his dignity and the respect of the audience.
Othello’s change in character Othello is corrupted by Iago The shift in his character is due to his corruption Othello’s language changes dramatically Becomes sinister Murders Desdemona Manages to regain his dignity and the audiences respect