|WHO KILLED DESDEMONA?
Author: AlysonSerenaStone PM
This is an English essay for Othello. We had to pick a character who we thought was responible for Desdemona's death and put them on trial. Set up like a newspaper article.Rated: Fiction T - English - Tragedy/Crime - Words: 587 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 06-08-11 - Status: Complete - id: 2922010
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This is written like a newspaper article.
Who Killed Desdemona?
Friends of the couple wonder who is responsible for her death.
Letter from Othello to Desdemona found in his things.
Desdemona was innocent of an affair with Cassio. This idea of an affair was put into Othello's head by Iago. Iago was in the eyes of the other characters an "honest character" and was often referred to as "honest Iago." Although Iago put the idea of murder into Othello's head, he didn't actually do any of the murdering. However, it was Othello who killed Desdemona, not Iago. Therefore, Othello should be put on trial for murder and Iago for conspiracy of murder.
Although, Iago gave Othello the idea of murder, it was not his hands that committed this action. Othello's the one who is the cold-hearted murderer. He may say he did it for love and honor, but he still killed her. Although there wasn't any witnesses to this crime, Othello admitted to doing this cruel action. This is enough to convict him of the crime. However, there was no evidence of the couple ever being violent until recently. Friends of the couple claim that they were loving and kind toward each other. In the past weeks, Othello has grown violent toward the young bride. One incident of this violence happened a few days ago, when he reportly stuck Desdemona in front of several military personal. Unfortunately, Othello stabbed himself after learning that the affair was a fraud contrived by Iago. The chances of this ever being heard by a court are very slim.
Michael Cassio, commander of the troops in Cyprus, and the man that the alleged affair was with, found this letter in Othello's things two days after the murder ensued. Only part of the letter was able to be punished.
I used to think you loved me. We would paint the colours of the day, of the night. Then, you changed them.
We used to play all of my favourite games. Then, you had to change to rules.
We used to click.
We used to be the lucky ones.
Then, darkness took over your soul.
Dear Desdemona, I see it now that you are gone. My world is so much more a peace without you.
I was too young to understand. I was too young to be messed with. I cried all the way home.
This letter reveals that Othello was sad and upset that he had to kill Desdemona. He also later in the letter reveals that he still loved Desdemona. Then, why did he kill her? This question was feared to never be answered until yesterday.
Michael Cassio left this statement: Othello believed that Desdemona was having an affair with me. This of course wasn't true. He had been told this by Iago. Iago twisted everyone and everything to make it look as if all of this was true. Unfortunately, Othello fell for this trap.
So, what about Iago?
The so called "honest" Iago is being trialed for conspiracy of murder for Desdemona and the murder of his wife, Emilia. There wasn't enough evidence present to convict him of the murder of Desdemona. He has sworn to never speak again and is currently being held prisoner in a military penitentiary.
So, who will be charged with the murder? Experts believe that Othello will be, even though he is dead. Some fear, that the case will just disappear into history.