Analysis of Othello's Speech Essay example

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Othello is a man of romantic nature. He fell in love with the beautiful Desdemona. He was accused of stealing her away from her father. Othello was of a different race and did not fit in with her family. Othello makes a plea for Desdemona and tells his story which wooed her to begin with. Othello tells of the love that her father showed him since his boyish days. This was like a match made in heaven that overcame many obstacles which got in their way. Othello could not understand why he was good enough to work and fight alongside of her father, but was not good enough for his daughter. Othello proved that he was once in Desdemona’s father’s favor. There is no better way to prove this than when Othello said in lines 127-131 in 1.3: …show more content…
Othello goes on to say in lines 135- 141, 1.3: Of being taken by the insolent foe And sold to slavery, of my redemption thence, And portance in my traveller’s history, Wherein of antres vast and deserts idle, Rough quarries, rocks, and hills whose heads touch heaven, It was my occasion to speak. Such was my story,
Othello is pleading his case to Desdemona’s father for her hand in marriage by showing the extremes in which he had been through in order to get to the point in life that he has reached. One can’t help but to wonder how much is exaggerated, or made to look worse than actually was. It was a story that would win any ladies heart. She felt sorry for him like a mother to her injured child.
In as much, Othello went on to say in lines 142 – 145, 1.3
And of the cannibals that each other eat,
The Anthropophagi, and men whose heads
Do grow beneath their shoulders. These things to hear
Would Desdemona seriously incline,
Here Othello is saying that no matter what he told her, she would always believe him and try to console him. No matter how wild the stories were she hung on every word and trusted him with all her heart. He spoke of man-eaters a lot and cannibalism. “Would Desdemona seriously incline,” means that she believed every word in which Othello spoke and took it to heart. Othello tried to explain that Desdemona

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