This last address of Othello is his manner of showing to viewers how he would hold liked them to see the events of the drama. However. his address. albeit elegant and characteristic of Othello’s extravagant and Romantic usage of linguistic communication. is flawed. dry and therefore it is impossible to see the events of the drama in the visible radiation that Othello would wish us to. His history is simply how he would wish the audience to see the drama and non needfully how the events of the drama have so unfolded.
Othello is a adult male really witting and in some ways obsessed with repute. He himself is cognizant of this. as shown in the preceding lines: “I pray you. in your letters. / When you shall these luckless workss relate. / Speak of me as I am” . Aware of the importance of sentiment. which is necessarily affected by one’s repute. he rapidly jumps to state people of how he would wish to be remembered. With this compulsion with repute. it is already clear that Othello has a strong motivation to set a positive spin on his actions. Indeed. his preoccupation with his repute and public image was one of the grounds that he killed Desdemona. Besides. it is Iago’s repute as an honest adult male which allowed him to lead on Othello without Othello one time oppugning his words. Therefore. Othello has a strong motivation non to portray himself as he truly is. but how he would desire us to see him and so it is already possible to see that his history of his behavior may non needfully be an accurate one.
The predating lines province that he tells the others to “speak of me as I am” . However. there is great sarcasm in this statement as he instantly goes on to misinterpret himself and his motivations in order to retain his baronial and righteous repute. He says that he is “not easy jealous” . However. the impression that green-eyed monster has the power to destruct is a important subject of the drama. His green-eyed monster that Desdemona might love Cassio is a major portion of his ruin. Despite claiming to be one non easy covetous. non merely is his better opinion rapidly overcome by his green-eyed monster when Iago foremost begins to do the allegations. but he lets his jealousy return over and his green-eyed monster begins to command his actions.
Besides. he says that he has been “wrought. / Perplexed in the extreme” . and although it is undeniable that he has been deceived by Iago. as mentioned above. he lends himself to being “wrought” as rapidly realises that Othello’s green-eyed monster is his failing. With Iago rapidly gaining really early on in the drama that green-eyed monster is Othello’s failing. it is obvious that it is merely a mere effort to maintain his repute intact that Othello denies that he is non easy covetous and that the opposite is true.
Othello besides claims that he is one who “Drops cryings as fast as the Arabian trees / Their medicinable gum” However. Othello was so consumed by green-eyed monster and therefore choler that. although he did love Desdemona. he showed small emotion instantly after killing his married woman. He had already set up the slaying in an execution-style violent death. and was non regretful afterwards until he had found out that he was in fact incorrect. Again. we see another misunderstanding by Othello in an effort to Romanticise and warrant his actions.
Othello likens his action of killing Desdemona to that of an “Indian. [ throwing ] a pearl off / Richer than all his tribe” . Although this is a beautiful metaphor declarative mood that Othello has one time once more returned to his command of linguistic communication. it fails to embrace the cruel and ghastly action that Othello had merely carried out. Desdemona is represented by the pearl and so one time once more. there is a scriptural resonance. with the pearl. being absolutely spherical and white. stand foring Desdemona’s pureness and flawlessness. Again. we see Othello understating his ain actions and stand foring a ghastly executing with beautiful imagination. Therefore. it is really hard to see the transition as anything but an effort by Othello to decease with some honor and repute. Despite being filled with beautiful and epic linguistic communication and imagination. the transition is finally contradictory and deceptive and in the terminal. non an accurate description of the true events of the drama.
This transition is particularly important in relation to the drama as a whole as it is the characteristic “recognition speech” of a Shakespearian calamity. Having eventually realised. albeit excessively late. that he has made a error for which he must now populate with. Othello has eventually regained his natural ability with linguistic communication. No longer is he botching along mumbling lines such as “O sap. sap. sap! ” . but his linguistic communication is one time once more coherent and elegant. He has regained his calm and sets upon condemning himself to decease. through confessing and so killing himself. This action reiterates in the audience’s mind the sense of tragic loss and therefore ends the tragic drama.