Othello(redirected from The Tragedy of Othello the Moor of Venice)
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smothers wife, Desdemona, in paroxysm of rage over her suspected adultery. [Br. Lit.: Othello]
“thinks men honest that but seem to be so.” [Br. Lit.: Othello]
smothers Desdemona out of jealousy. [Br. Lit.: Othello]
believing false evidence of Desdemona’s infidelity, he strangles her. [Br. Lit.: Shakespeare Othello]
commits suicide from guilt for wife’s murder. [Br. Lit.: Othello]
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