Act 5 Scene 2
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You know I actually felt bad for the guy. Sure he was a giant jerk to Desdemona but he operated in a world of absolutes. Under Iago's evil cunning, Othello was the perfect target. He loved Desdemona so much yet doubt plauged him like a cancer. Iago planted a seed of doubt in his head and we watched him unravel like an accordion. In that sense we watched a once great man and soldier be played like an accordion. Sure he was a patriarchal jerk but really that was his lot in life. It's hard to be a Moor in a white man's world!