William Shakespeare 's Othello, The Wife Of Iago Essay

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1. One of my favorite lines in Othello is said by Emilia, the wife of Iago. In Act IV, Scene III Emilia responds to Desdemona’s question about whether or not she would commit adultery by saying, “Why, who would not make her husband a cuckold to make him a monarch? I should venture purgatory for 't.” I like this line because it shows how vastly different Emilia and Desdemona are from one another. Contrary to Emilia’s belief that gaining power is an excuse to cheat on your spouse, Desdemona is completely faithful and loyal to Othello. This line also revisits the idea that Emilia may have cheated on Iago with Othello which was Iago’s initial motive for harming Othello.
The other line that I like from the play in Act V, Scene Two is when Othello is preparing to murder his wife Desdemona. Othello cries:
…but once put out thy light, thou cunning 'st pattern of excelling nature, I know not where is that Promethean heat that can thy light relume. When I have pluck 'd the rose, I cannot give it vital growth again. It must needs wither: I 'll smell it on the tree.
I like this line because it shows the confliction Othello is having within himself. Othello wants to murder Desdemona to seek justice for the wrong he believes she committed against him, but he is torn because he still loves her.
2. Despite the fact that Shakespeare’s Othello was written during the Elizabethan Era, the play is still relevant today. As I wait at the end of my register for costumers to check out through my…

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