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Act V Scene ii lines 150-134 Emilia O who hath done this deed Desdemona Nobody--I myself Farewell Commend me to my kind lord O farewell She dies Othello Why how should she be murdred Emilia Alas who knows Othello You heard her say herself it was not I Emilia She said so I must needs report the truth Othello Shes like a liar gone to burning hell Twas I that killed her Emilia O the more angel she And you the blacker devil Othello She turned to folly and she was a whore Emila Thou dost belie her and thou art a devil Othello She was as false as water Emilia Thou art rash as fire to say That she was false O she was heavenly true This dialogue is located at the end of the story--just after Othello smothered Desdemona with her pillow Because of Othellos grief and deep love for Desdemona he did series of wrong actions I have to mention that because of Shakespeares artful mastery of meter diction imagery and tone the scene is matchless and captivates interest This portion of the play is dramatic and suspenseful The author changed things up and kept the reader guessing with regard to the structure and meter--thus causing even more suspense than what the plot had already provided In this group of dialogue Othello loses his usual poetic eloquence His mental and emotional composure were compromised thus impairing his diction This temporary breach in character displayed his internal conflict and how it was affecting him as a person--for Othellos dignified speech just as the way anyone speaks was a part of him as a person The images displayed in the play are very strong and thats why this scene feels very realistic when we are reading the book For example Emilia calls Desdemona an angel while designating Othello a devil Also Othello says Desdemona was as false as water while in the
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