“Othello” by William Shakespeare

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The passage I read from Othello by William Shakespeare begins in act 3 line 295. It begins with Desdemona offering her handkerchief to Othello because he was complaining about having a headache. Othello tells her to put it away, that he is fine and does not need it. In doing so she accidently drops it on the floor when she tries putting it back in her pocket. Emilia notices Desdemona drops it and picks it up and gives it to Lago. Lago has asked her to steal something that belonged to Desdemona, so Emilia thought that this was a great chance to please Lago. She gives it to Lago without telling Emilia what his intentions where. Lago wants the handkerchief so he can plant it in Cassio’s room. Lago and Othello have a conversation about Desdemona and her faithfulness. Lago has been planting seeds in Othello’s head about Desdemona and her loyalty. Of course, Othello at first does not believe any of this and asks Lago for evidence. Lago makes up a story that one night he slept next to Cassio. That night Cassio was having a dream about Desdemona and in his dream he was kissing her and pretty much making love to her. Othello still really didn’t want to believe that Desdemona could be unfaithful to him. He told Lago that, that was only a dream. So Lago then brought up the handkerchief again, telling Othello that he saw Cassio wipe his beard with it. At this point Othello had enough and he wanted to kill both of them.

In response to my own post, keep in mind I have never seen or read this play before, so I don’t know what’s going to happen. I think that Lago is either in love with Othello or just a shit starter, or maybe both. I can’t believe someone would do something like that. I really do think Othello is going to kill both Cassio and Desdemona. I just don’t get the point of why Lago would go to all this trouble in setting up Cassio and Desdemona. Even if Lago was in love with Othello, I’m pretty sure Othello wouldn’t just turn gay for Lago. I hope Othello…

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