To what extent does Othello’s final speech affect our assessment of him? What is the effect of his final anecdote about the Turk?

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Like all tragic protagonist, Othello comes to some understanding of his own tragic flaw. He wants to people to step outside this flaw and temper their judgment of him. He points out that he "has done the state some service". We get the sense of remorse born out of the futility of his new situation; there is nothing he can do to change what he has done. The final anecdote on the Turk confirms his position of an outsider in society. Despite Othello's many services to the state, he is still considered a moor, a black foreigner. He uses the very same knife that he used to "smote" a Turk.