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English: Shakespeare-Othello

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i need help please. idont understand this question.

as he enter desdemona's bedchamber in order to kill her, othello mutters: it is the cause, it is the cause, my soul. what is he talking about? in what way might he be rationalizing Desdemona's murder?

i've been at for about an hour and i still cant figure it out.
i think the translation for "it is the cause" is justice

i really don't understand this question

please help and thank you

  • English: Shakespeare-Othello -

    Check this site for help with this question.

    http://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/othello

  • English: Shakespeare-Othello -

    Here's the best website I've found to help students read Shakespeare's plays:
    http://nfs.sparknotes.com/
    Click on the title of the play you want, then click on the act and scene. You'll find original Shakespearean language on the left and a modern-day "translation" on the right.

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    Here are several other really good websites about Shakespeare and his works and his times. Be sure to add ALL THESE to your favorites so you can find them again.

    http://shakespeare.palomar.edu/

    http://www.shakespeare-online.com/

    http://www.bardweb.net/

    http://www.enotes.com/william-shakespeare/

    http://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/

  • English: Shakespeare-Othello -

    I am reminded about 40 years ago we had a President who was seeking reelection, he had Thugs in high places, and other lower moral assistants, who committed great crimes (burglary, lying, fraud, espionage) for the "cause" of reelecting the President. Most confessed they denied wrongdoing because it was for the cause. Even the President on national TV, in a very famous quote, stated that the break-in was not a crime if "the President authorized it". Othello was on the same slippery slope. Doing right is a tricky thing, because our human nature tells us that it is ok to do evil, if we are doing if for the "cause".

    see this modern translation about doing it for the cause:http://nfs.sparknotes.com/othello/page_270.html

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