Othello

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Othello

smothers wife, Desdemona, in paroxysm of rage over her suspected adultery. [Br. Lit.: Othello]
See: Anger

Othello

“thinks men honest that but seem to be so.” [Br. Lit.: Othello]

Othello

smothers Desdemona out of jealousy. [Br. Lit.: Othello]

Othello

believing false evidence of Desdemona’s infidelity, he strangles her. [Br. Lit.: Shakespeare Othello]
See: Murder

Othello

commits suicide from guilt for wife’s murder. [Br. Lit.: Othello]
See: Remorse
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