“It is the cause, my soul.” These are the words that Othello utters to Desdemona just before suffocating her for sleeping with another man. He struggles to come to terms with murdering his beloved wife while remembering why he has decided to do so. Even if he cannot utter the word “it is the cause,” he repeats it in his head: “It is the cause, my soul.”
Act 5 of Shakespeare’s Othello is the most dramatic. In Act 5, several people are murdered, including Desdemona. The death of Desdemona is the most notorious of these deaths. When Othello arrives home to his wife, he begins his oration with the words “It is the reason, my soul.”
These words serve as a reminder to him of why he kicked Desdemona out of his life. He does not decide to kill her because he no longer loves her. In fact, he adores her with all his heart, and it pains him to see her murdered.
In scene 2, Iago’s lies entirely destroy Othello and Desdemona. He fully believes his buddy, and it costs him everything. Othello is unable to bear the thought of allowing Desdemona to live as he thinks she will continue to be faithless.
Unafraid and even angry with her pleas for forgiveness, he has to kill her. Unsurprisingly, Othello committed suicide after killing Desdemona.
It’s never been so harmful and fatal to give a kiss like that. Although Othello wishes to weep for losing such a lovely and attractive woman, he understands they are tears of rage, since he will not deviate from the path ahead: murdering Desdemona.
‘for the heavenly sorrow’’ E. A. J. Honigmann, in his notes to the Arden edition of Othello: Revised Edition (The Arden Shakespeare Third Series), directs us to Hebrews 12:6 in the Bible and to ‘‘as for whom the Lord loves, He chastens him.’’
Otello is attempting to conceal his deed behind an act of love, which may be difficult for others to comprehend. In one sense, it is true enough: because he thinks his wife has been disloyal towards him, his love for her has turned into fury as a result of her (he thinks) making fun of his devotion to her.
The play’s epilogue similarly alludes to the Book of Daniel. At last, Othello resumes biblical language at the end of the play. The deadly final conversation between Desdemona and Othello takes place.