The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice

Why does Othello accusing Desdemona of cheating an act of jealousy?


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2014-05-04 21:06:56
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Because Othello is unsure of Desdemona's actions. He is afraid of losing Desdemona to Cassio.

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Desdemona goes to Lago for advice about what to do about Othello's accusations. This is when Othello asks Emilia to go and find Desdemona while accusing her of harlotry.

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Iago convinces him that his wife Desdemona is having an affair with Cassio, his lieutenant. Thus, enraging him and blinding him with jealousy. These thoughts eventually cause Othello to kill Desdemona and fill him with hatred towards Cassio.

Othello is jealous because he thinks Desdemona has betrayed him and she has gone after Cassio so, he takes revenge by asking Iago to kill Cassio and he suffocates Desdemona to her death. Use quotes from Othello to prove this point e.g. when Othello starts talking about death.

They are both written by Shackspeare, and are both tragic love stories. Romeo and Juliet killed them selves because they wanted to be together because they were so in love, and with Othello and Desdemona, someone tells Othello Desdemona is cheating on him, so he strangles her to death.

Brabantio accuses Othello of making off with his daughter Desdemona and marrying her against her will, in effect raping her. However, it soon becomes apparent that Desdemona had freely consented to marry Othello and was not under the influence of a drug or other mysterious mind-altering substance.

Iago's master plot to annoy Othello and Desdemona, is to tell Desdemona's father that Desdemona has married the Moor (Othello). And also to convince Othello that Desdemona is involved in an affair with Michael Cassio.

Yes casio acted as alink between desdemona and othello, he was also the one who gave desdemona the hankerschief from othello.

Desdemona slept with Othello in the play. And despite what Othello thought, he was the only guy she slept with.

Desdemona was murdered by Othello

Emilia tells Othello several things but the most notable are, in the order they appear in the play: That it can't be possible that Desdemona is cheating on him, and that someone must be telling him lies.It was Emilia who had found the handkerchief and given it to Iago. Emilia puts together the whole story, and attempts to tell it to Othello.Desdemona loved Othello and was faithful and loyal.

Iago had lied to Othello and convinced him that Desdemona was secretly having sex with Cassio.

When either Othello or Desdemona die

He points out that Desdemona deceived her father in eloping with Othello, and so is capable of deceiving Othello too.

Othello married Desdemona, the daughter of Brabantio.

Desdemona, Othello, Emilia and Roderigo.

Othello, Desdemona, Roderigo and Emilia.

Iago uses the weaknesses of Othello, specifically jealousy and his devotion to things as they seem, to conquer his opposite in Desdemona. Othello believes his weakness is trust. He is quick to trust others, especially Iago.

To revenge himself on Othello for promoting Cassio over him, Iago convinces Othello that Desdemona is having an affair with Cassio. Othello murders the innocent Desdemona in a jealous rage.

Othello and Desdemona end up eloping, but all does not end well. In the last act, Othello, believing Desdemona had been unfaithful to him, smothers her in her bed.

Othello and Desdemona are deeply in love with each other, even though they are very different. Othello has led a life of adventure; Desdemona has hardly been outside her house. Othello is middle-aged; Desdemona is in he late teens or early twenties. Othello is a foreigner who has won his place by merit; Desdemona is from an important Venetian family and has her social status by birth. Othello is dark-skinned; Desdemona is pale. Othello is also very humble, which makes him feel that he is unwarrantably lucky to have the love of a woman like Desdemona. This virtue should enhance their relationship, but it is unfortunately also the chink in Othello's armour through which Iago attacks, making Othello feel that Desdemona must also consider him unworthy of her love.

Othello 's wife who was dead by him in the end of the story.


Iago's constant manipulation of Othello to this end contributed to his murderous desires, but is the "evidence," planted by Iago, that indicates that Desdemona has been unfaithful to him that most strongly motivates Othello to kill Desdemona.

Othello from Shakespeare's Othello? He was a man, didn't have a husband. Had a wife though: Desdemona.

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