What is the conclusion of Othello?

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The Tragedy of Othello concludes in act 5, scene 2. Iago has succeeded in making Othello believe Desdemona is having an affair with Cassio. Having seen what he believes his proof, he does not listen to Desdemona's protests. He is consumed by his jealousy and kills her.

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The Tragedy of Othello concludes in act 5, scene 2. Iago has succeeded in making Othello believe Desdemona is having an affair with Cassio. Having seen what he believes his proof, he does not listen to Desdemona's protests. He is consumed by his jealousy and kills her.

Jealousy is a major theme of the play.

O beware my lord of jealousy;
It is the green-eyed monster, which doth mock
The meat it feeds on (Iago, 3.3)

But jealous souls will not be answered so.
They are not ever jealous for the cause,
But jealous for they’re jealous. It is a monster
Begot upon itself, born on itself (Emilia, 3.4).

In the conclusion, we see how jealousy truly is a monster.

Emilia discovers what Othello has done. She also learns that her husband is to blame and that he tricked her into playing a part as well. As she speaks the truth, Iago stabs her. Iago is taken prisoner but refuses to give further testimony:

Demand me nothing. What you know, you know.

From this time forth I never will speak word (5.2).

Iago tries to remain in control until the very end. By killing his wife, he also proves what lengths he is willing to go to.

Iago has succeeded in Othello's undoing. Othello, realizing his wife was innocent, kills himself.

Cassio, who has survived the attack in the previous scene, is appointed in charge of Cyprus. Iago does not succeed in Cassio's undoing.

In this final scene, we also learn that Brabantio has died, as Gratiano says at least Brabantio does not have to see the tragic murder of his daughter.

This play is a tragedy, as it ends in death.

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