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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Othello syndrome is a type of morbid jealousy caused by a variety of factors, and it is associated with a variety of etiologies.
Actors sometimes have what is called the Othello Syndrome, which is where they get so caught up in their roles that they take the character offstage or home with them.
Sir Desmond de Silva QC, defending, said: "It is always tragic when a killing takes place as the result of what is sometimes called the Othello syndrome.