In Act 3 Scene 3, Othello’s loss of dignity, trust and confidence are reflected in his way of speaking. What examples show his strong emotion, growing passion, and loss of reason.

Act 3 Scene 3

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Othello is completely unsure of himself in this scene; Iago has roused his suspicion until he can see nothing else, his immagination is running wild, his tone with Desdemona is cold, his composure is defeated, and he seeks solitude, but Iago won't go away, and Othello's thoughts and imaginings won't cease.



Iago prods at Othello planting a sense of doubt in his head. Iago knows the worst thing Othello could comprehend is being a cuckold (wife cheats on him). Iago begins to weave his passive aggressive lies and Othello finally takes the bait,

Damn her, lewd minx! O, damn her!

Come, go with me apart; I will withdraw,

To furnish me with some swift means of death

For the fair devil. Now art thou my lieutenant.

Othello's rage grows on nothing but Iago's fabrications. His once worship of Desdimona turns to intense loathing.