The last soliloquy of Othello

Othello (1622) is a tragedy, written by William Shakespeare (1564-1616). It is full of intrigues. It is one of the most painfully exciting and most terrible tragedies among all Shakespearean tragedies. Soliloquies are an act of speaking one’s thoughts aloud oneself. In other words, it is a conversation of mind or heart.  

More Notes: Othello

There are many incidences in the tragedy Othello among them the last soliloquy of Othello is more important. The soliloquies of Othello occur at the beginning of the last scene of the play. He appears with a light in his hand and says that he is about to sacrifice Desdemona for the cause of honor and justice. Being internally blind by the conspiracy of Iago Othello decides to kill his innocent wife Desdemona. To fulfill his work Othello enters the bed-chamber of Desdemona with the words. “It is the cause, it is the cause, my soul,” and by the sentence, he declares that his deed is not for murder or not for his anger but for the sake of Universal justice. It will be recognized as sacrificed. He also added that if she remains alive, she will betray others and will destroy a different person’s heart. Talk to himself. Othello turns to kill Desdemona. 

More Notes: Suggestions

He says in his soliloquies to kill Desdemona at first, he will put out the burning lamp in his hand and then turn out the burning light of Desdemona’s room. Because he cannot kill Desdemona if the light is on. Then he kills Desdemona in the darkness by strangulation. 

Finally, after killing Desdemona Othello looks like a man of unspeakable feeling and without any furious. Now he is a quiet and peaceful person resolved to kill Desdemona for a just cause. After removing the soliloquy and getting the true event Othello feels very sad and suicide with his own sword. 

Rashedul Islam
Rashedul Islam

Hi, This is Rashedul. Researcher and lecturer of English literature and Linguistics.

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