What does Othello do after his final speech?

After his final speech, Othello stabs himself, kisses Desdemona’s corpse, and dies.

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In Othello, the title character and tragic hero makes his final speech at the play’s end, in act V, scene ii, lines 387–405. This monologue occurs after he has killed his wife, Desdemona, and learned that Iago’s complicated, evil plot made him incorrectly believe that she had been unfaithful...

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In Othello, the title character and tragic hero makes his final speech at the play’s end, in act V, scene ii, lines 387–405. This monologue occurs after he has killed his wife, Desdemona, and learned that Iago’s complicated, evil plot made him incorrectly believe that she had been unfaithful to him. After he stabs himself, he briefly addresses Desdemona and kisses her before he dies.

This final event occurs after Emilia, who entered the bedroom just as Desdemona is taking her last breath, informs him of his erroneous beliefs. Several other characters then enter, including Iago. Othello stabs him, but not fatally.

Othello makes his last speech after Lodovico informs him that he is relieved of his command, and that both he and Iago will be imprisoned. Othello, who has just declared himself a fool for falling for Iago’s deceptions, asks Lodovico to keep in mind the service he has given the state and the reasons he has committed murder. He further requests that they give an account of him that includes specific features. Describing himself as “one that loved not wisely but too well,” he says that he is not usually jealous but was so “perplex’d” that he did not know how to behave. He praises Desdemona as a “pearl” that he threw away.

Becoming increasingly harsh in condemning himself, he begins to cry—something he never does. Finally, he calls himself a “circumcised dog” and asks them to record that he grabbed it by the throat and struck it. With these words, he stabs himself. The others rush to him, distraught. He then addresses Desdemona, saying that he kissed her before he killed her, so it is appropriate that he should die with a kiss. After kissing her corpse, he dies.

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