Erin Pfleging, Mr. Davidson June 10, 2011
The case of Othello, Closing statement
I looked to the Jury, this was it the make or break moment, for me and my client.
"People of the Jury, as the evidence states, Sir Othello is innocent on all points the only thing my client is guilty of is being an ignorant and gullible man-"
"You are not helping," my client, the Othello in question growled under his breath, Othello was a moor therefore he would have been a hard case, but I am the best of the best. His crime was the murder of his wife, Desdemona and attempted suicide afterword, he had been caught, but the only reason he's here now was because her murder was unjustified. There was more to it though, a man had tricked Othello into believing his wife was false therefore, the moor sitting at my side really shouldn't be here.
"Ladies and gents of the jury, I think we all know who is really to blame, and he is down in the dungeons for filling my client's head with lies and trickery," the man who had tricked my client was named Iago, he is facing years and years of torture for not only his sly treachery but for the near murder of Sir Michel Cassio, who so kindly spoke in Othello's defense, if he wasn't dating a woman from Cyprus, what was her name, Bianca? I would have swooped down myself and grabbed when I had the chance, "Iago is already serving his time and his punishment is harsher than the death sentence I pray thee let the moor go free, for he is an innocent caught up in the chaos of an elaborate and nefarious scheme! The moor is dull in mind and lost on wit like a dog he cannot be blamed for such things, he has a soldier's mentality!"
Othello turned to me once more and whispered, "I do not think you are helping!"
I whispered back, "oh zip it." The jury then went into the separate room to decide Othello's fate.