“Othello”: Soliloquies in Act III Scene iii


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"Othello": Soliloquies in Act III Scene iii
The soliloquies in Othello are profoundly motivated and the speeches reveal a great deal to the audience, even if the central characters of the play are not fully informed of all the motives at work. Though they appear to be addressing the speaker him or herself, these monologues of directed self-talk actually addresses the audience, giving them the insight into the motives of the central characters. The crucial events of Othello which leads to the tragedy in the final scene are contained in the third scene of the third act. The central character, Othello, makes his critical transformation towards the destruction of his character. This scene is also significant because it presents the audience...
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.....entral in this scene and Shakespeare utilizes Iago’s self talk to emphasize the importance of the Desdemona’s handkerchief as an essential element in the construction of this critical scene.
The use of the soliloquies in act 3 scene 3 in Othello is a method which Shakespeare utilized to develop the plot for the audience. Othello’s soliloquy demonstrates the progressing jealousy and hatred for his wife within him while Iago’s soliloquy introduces the pivotal element of his manipulation of Othello. These elements established in this scene, ultimately leads the characters and the audience to the tragedy that is in Othello.
Shakespeare, William. The Tragedy of Othello,
Moor of Venice. London: W. Swan
& Co., 1883.