This is all part of his plan and also to take Cassio's position as lieutenant and to get revenge on Othello. It makes us or it mars us. But once I kill you, you beautiful, fake woman, I do not know the magic that could bring you back. This relates to the power men had over women during that time period. He uses misrepresentation to fill each of these roles as best he can, and not let the others know of his true plans and character. Emilia, Iago's wife, comes into the scene. In following him I follow but myself; Heaven is my judge, not I for love and duty, But seeming so for my peculiar end.
Cassio, may you suspect Who they should be that have thus many led you? Let me the curtains draw. Here, she maintains the love and respect she holds for him and also defends Othello. These are the words of a man who knows chaos and believes himself to have been rescued from it by love. Puny is for puisne, a law term implying inferior in rank. He has just called to Emilia to come in, but it seems the door is locked, and he has second thoughts.
If I extinguish the candle, I can light it again if I regret it. Then must you speak Of one that loved not wisely, but too well; Of one not easily jealous, but, being wrought, Perplexed in the extreme; of one whose hand, Like the base Judean, threw a pearl away Richer than all his tribe; of one whose subdued eyes Albeit unused to the melting mood, Drops tears as fast as the Arabian trees Their medicinable gum. He says that he has kissed before killing her. Emilia knows, almost as well as her husband, how human nature works; she knows of husbands' jealousies, of how men believe women are less human, and that people are naturally prone to folly. Emilia run you to the citadel, 140 And tell my lord and lady what hath happ'd. Without his rank, he feels like he is nothing.
How to cite the explanatory notes: Shakespeare, William. When I have pluck'd the rose, I cannot give it vital growth again. Othello wants Venice to remember him as honorable in spite of his actions. In this short, but pivotal, scene Emilia and Desdemona discuss marriage, husbands, and fidelity. On the incomprehension, the baffled rage of Venice. This inspires Othello to kill Desdemona and finish killing the adulterous couple. It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock The meat it feeds on.
Lodovico's feeling is that it may be a plot; that some one is pretending to be wounded in order to induce the unwary to give assistance, and render themselves an easy prey to confederates. It is the reputation that makes a person a good main, or else he is just an without reputation. Desdemona, like any sensible innocent person, begs Othello to check her story. In his final speeches, Othello brings again a flash of his former greatness: his military glory, his loyalty to Venice, the intensity of his love, and his terrible realization that, by killing Desdemona, he has destroyed the best in himself. Othello, in his poisoned state of mind, interprets this as evidence of her guilt and he smothers her.
No, I will speak as liberal as the north: Let heaven and men and devils, let them all, All, all, cry shame against me, yet I'll speak. Thou cunning'st pattern of excelling nature, I know not where is that Promethean heat That can thy light relume. This creates an undercurrent of dramatic irony throughout the play, since the audience knows all of his plans, and individual characters know nothing, like Othello, or only a small portion of it, like Roderigo. Iago knows human nature and how to manipulate it. Analysis: Emilia also compares jealousy to a monster, claiming that jealousy is spawned by itself.
For you, mistress, Save you your labour. The Duke is talking to Brabantio, Desdemona, and Othello. Now, whether he kill Cassio, Or Cassio him, or each do kill the other, Every way makes my gain: live Roderigo, 15 He calls me to a restitution large Of gold and jewels that I bobb'd from him, As gifts to Desdemona; It must not be: if Cassio do remain, He hath a daily beauty in his life 20 That makes me ugly; and, besides, the Moor May unfold me to him; there stand I in much peril: No, he must die. However, Cassio stabs and wounds Roderigo. Without rancour and without regret; without triumph and without evil; as Desdemona once looked back on Venice.
My friend, thy husband, honest, honest Iago. It also is the first seed planted in his game of deception. For this slave, If there be any cunning cruelty That can torment him much and hold him long, It shall be his. Othello is speaking poetically about his relationship with Desdemona. In this conversation with Desdemona, Iago reveals how little he thinks of women, and that they use their beauty or wit to manipulate men. Act V, scene i: Cyprus.