Literature, A Pocket Anthology 6th edition/ 06/ essay 3

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Question: At the end of Othello, Othello thinks of
himself as one who loved not wisely, but too well. What he means is that he
killed Desdemona because he just loved her too much. This is something we hear
from abusive husbands all the times, but lets dig a little deeper. Why does
Othello kill Desdemona? What was there in his psychology that made this outcome
inevitable? Or was it a case where Iago did his deceptions so well that any man
would have killed his own wife under the same circumstances? Was race a part of
what brought everyone to the final tragic scenes?