Othello Act 5: Talking Abut Deception And Manipulation Othello Presentation

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Scene i: At Iago's insistence, Roderigo attacks Cassio, but fails, and Cassio wounds him instead. Iago sees this, and having little choice, stabs Cassio's leg from behind and runs away. Othello, thinking that Cassio is dead, goes to kill Desdemona. Lodovico and Gratiano hear Cassio's cry for help but are afraid of what might happen to them if they go to him. Iago appears, looking as if he has come from bed, and goes to Cassio. Roderigo calls out for help, and knowing that Roderigo could give him away, Iago kills him. Bianca arrives, and Iago tries to pin everything on her. Emilia then learns that Cassio is wounded, and Roderigo is dead. Iago sends her to deliver the news to Othello and Desdemona.
The final scene begins with Othello delivering a beautiful soliloquy before he murders his wife, showing that he is clearly in love with her but gives into his own weakness; jealousy and pride. As he looks at Desdemona sleep, he has to talk himself into killing her. She wakes and tries to defend herself against these awful accusations, but Othello smothers her. Emelia comes to the door at this climax and Othello lets her in, but he is clearly not himself. Emelia sees Desdemona...

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