Today, however, the purpose of the passage is sometimes viewed as a depiction of Desdemona's awareness of the way of the world, and her persistence in pursuing the exchanges as a characteristic innocent overconfidence displayed elsewhere in the play 3.
This appears to be in fact the result of a right-hand bias in most humans. Feelings of his heroes are natural, passions and suffering may cause madness, but these feelings belong to ordinary people. Thinking of killing Desdemona, he treats his plan as an act of justice.
On the other hand, the response might be just the assertion that a mental state with the right content can be a good reason for acting. She is the only one who sat him down and demanded that he tell her about his life and all his suffering.
Finally, he comes to a state when he is unable to think adequately. That consensus began to dissolve at the turn of the century and psychologism came under sustained attack. Perspectivists tend to defend their position by reference to considerations of rationality.
And this, they argue, is so even in cases where an agent acts motivated by a belief that is both true and justified. Desires and Values, Oxford: We now turn to when and how reasons explain actions. Desdemona is a smart, self-possessed woman, as we note in act 2, scene 1.
For instance, we can explain why Jess went to the hospital by citing her reason for going, namely that her father had been admitted to the intensive care unit—this points to something she saw in the action that made it desirable: Instead he must be content with the job of Ensign, or flag-bearer, no doubt a humiliating job for a man who considers himself intellectually superior to everyone around him.
Aristotle, The Complete Works of Aristotle: He seems to find their virtue irritating.
If, by contrast, motivating reasons were, say facts and putative facts, then some of the reasons for which we act would be facts, and it would follow that we can, and sometimes do, act for a good reason.
Her father reluctantly accepts the union, but warns Othello that she will some day deceive him. In a film which holds the record for the most Academy Award nominations given to a Shakespeare film, Maggie Smith played the character opposite Laurence Olivier.
Later in the play, once Iago has convinced him that Desdemona is having an affair with Cassio, Othello It depends on what part of the play we find Othello in.
Desdemona: Motivations Desdemona's main motivation throughout the play is her love for Othello. She makes a sacrifice for Othello and they elope without her father knowing.
She stays true to her love for Othello throughout the entire play. Desdemona: Goals Desdemona's individual goal of convincing Othello that she is innocent affects Emilia. Iago then othello Bianca of the failed conspiracy to kill Cassio.
Othello confronts Desdemona, and then strangles her in their bed.
When Emilia arrives, Desdemona defends creative husband before dying, writing Othello accuses Desdemona of adultery. Emilia calls for help. The former governor Montano arrives, with Gratiano and Iago.
To make Othello absolutely sure about Desdemona’s infidelity Iago secretly puts a handkerchief which was Othello’s present to Cassio’s things.
Othello finds this “betrayal evidence”. Iago advises him to kill Desdemona while asleep. Instead of this Othello orders him to kill Cassio.
Having adjudicated her in advance, Othello accuses Desdemona. It’s important that Othello feel that he had no alternative but to kill Desdemona, although he still loved her. In the end, he loved his honour more. In the end, he loved his honour more.
So, I think that Othello could have been an Arab or a Turk or a Spaniard or a Greek as easily as he was a Moor. I would not kill thy soul. DESDEMONA 33 Talk you of killing? OTHELLO 33 Ay, I do. DESDEMONA 33 Then heaven 34 Have mercy on me! OTHELLO 34 Amen, with all my heart!
DESDEMONA 35 If you say so, I hope you will not kill me. OTHELLO 36 Humh! DESDEMONAMotivation of othello killing desdemona