What is being said in this quote and why is it significant? What is important in this quote? OTHELLO Why, why is this? Think’st thou I’d make a life of jealousy, To follow still the...
What is being said in this quote and why is it significant? What is important in this quote?
In this speech, Othello is vowing not to be tormented by ongoing jealousy and insecurity. He knows that suspicions are not enough to make Desdemona guilty; he needs some indication of her infidelity. He is going to base his opinions on some kind of proof, and insists that it will not simply be his own weakness of character that will convince him that she has been unfaithful. He's also promising not to be tormented by her if she is cheating on him. As he points out near the end of the speech, she made the choice to be with him. Once he knows if she is guilty, his love for her will end.