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The Cause Of Jealousy In Shakespeare's Othello

analytical Essay
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Only moments before Othello executes her does Desdemona learn from her husband "the cause" of his jealousy. Now she realizes that Othello somehow has become deceived about the missing handkerchief and the true nature of her relationship with Cassio. Complementing her verbal battle to live (5.2.35-83), Desdemona physically fights to live as Othello's textual clue--"Nay, if you strive--" (5.2.80)--indicates. Her will to live is so strong that even the physically superior strength of Othello has to be exerted a second time to silence her: "I that am cruel am yet merciful, / I would not have thee linger in thy pain. / So. so" (5.2.86-88). Nor does Desdemona passively submit after appearing dead; instead, she revives to use, presumably in some pain,

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  • Analyzes how desdemona learns from her husband that othello has become deceived about the missing handkerchief and the true nature of her relationship with cassio.
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