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"Othello" by William Shakespeare, Act V

February 21, 2013
Influenced by the duplicitous Iago, Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army, begins to doubt his wife's faithfulness. Read the full text here.

Here are links to our lists for the play: Act I, Act II, Act III, Act IV, Act V

Here are links to our lists for other plays by William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Hamlet, King Lear, Julius Caesar, Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure, A Midsummer Night's Dream
rapier
Wear thy good rapier bare, and put it home:
restitution
He calls me to a restitution large
gait
I know his gait, 'tis he.
maim
I am maim'd for ever.
mischance
'Tis some mischance; the cry is very direful.
treacherous
O treacherous villains!
alabaster
And smooth as monumental alabaster.
quench
If I quench thee, thou flaming minister,
portent
These are portents; but yet I hope, I hope,
alteration
Should yawn at alteration.
iteration
What needs this iteration, woman?
pernicious
If he say so, may his pernicious soul
odious
You told a lie, an odious, damned lie;
reprobation
And fall to reprobation.
amorous
And she did gratify his amorous works
notorious
'Tis a notorious villain.
chastity
Even like thy chastity.
perplex
"Perplexed" in this context indicates confusion.
Perplex'd in the extreme; of one whose hand,
smite
And smote him, thus.
spartan
The word refers to the Spartans of Ancient Greece, a severely disciplined people.
O Spartan dog,

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