- 1 Who replaced Othello in Cyprus?
- 2 Why does Othello leave Cyprus?
- 3 What is the one word Desdemona will never say?
- 4 Where is Desdemona killed?
- 5 Why does Othello believe Desdemona’s father won’t be able to punish him for secretly marrying his daughter?
- 6 Why does Othello slap Desdemona?
- 7 Why does Roderigo want to drown himself?
- 8 Who does Desdemona say killed her?
- 9 Who is the jealous Moor in Othello?
- 10 What does Othello say before he kills himself?
- 11 Is Desdemona a virgin?
- 12 Did Othello want to kill Desdemona?
- 13 Is Desdemona innocent?
Who replaced Othello in Cyprus?
Lodovico. One of Brabanzio’s kinsmen, Lodovico acts as a messenger from Venice to Cyprus. He arrives in Cyprus in Act IV with letters announcing that Othello has been replaced by Cassio as governor.
Why does Othello leave Cyprus?
Because Othello must leave for Cyprus that night, he decides that Desdemona should follow after him in the care of Iago, and asks Iago to have his wife attend Desdemona. Othello clearly has faith in Iago, entrusting him with his wife. Iago and Roderigo are left alone.
What is the one word Desdemona will never say?
I can’t say “whore.” It makes me sick to say the word even now. I wouldn’t do the thing that would make me a whore for all the money in the world.
Where is Desdemona killed?
When her husband is deployed to Cyprus in the service of the Republic of Venice, Desdemona accompanies him. There, her husband is manipulated by his ensign Iago into believing she is an adulteress, and, in the last act, she is murdered by her estranged spouse.
Why does Othello believe Desdemona’s father won’t be able to punish him for secretly marrying his daughter?
Iago acts as if he is on Othello’s side, even though he has expressed he cannot say anything negative about Othello. He also says that he believes that they will not “punish” Othello for marrying Desdemona because Othello is needed in the war against Cyprus. Othello is his stoic self.
Why does Othello slap Desdemona?
Othello slaps Desdemona because she is not admitting to being unfaithful to him and he is getting increasingly frustrated with her. He feels as though
Why does Roderigo want to drown himself?
Why does Roderigo want to drown himself? He lays out his plan to cheat Roderigo out of his money, to convince Othello that Cassio has slept with Desdemona, and to use Othello’s honest and unsuspecting nature to bring him to his demise.
Who does Desdemona say killed her?
She says that Cassio has killed Roderigo. Then Desdemona’s voice is heard from the bed, saying “falsely murdered” and Emilia calls for help. Desdemona says that she is innocent, denies that anyone has killed her, and dies.
Who is the jealous Moor in Othello?
Bianca is a fictional character in William Shakespeare’s Othello (c. 1601–1604). She is Cassio’s jealous lover.
What does Othello say before he kills himself?
The ending symbolizes the culmination of the violent forces put in motion by Iago at the start of the play. Iago has been so successful that Othello feels compelled to kill himself, explaining that “ I kissed thee ere I killed thee—no way but this, Killing myself to die upon a kiss” (5.2.).
Is Desdemona a virgin?
Shakespeare scholar Harold Bloom thinks that Desdemona’s virginity is the big driving question of the play. Bloom argues that Othello and Desdemona never had sex—that Desdemona actually dies a virgin. After all, Othello says it explicitly.
Did Othello want to kill Desdemona?
Othello is now convinced that Desdemona has been unfaithful to him with Cassio, and he rages against both of them, trying to decide how to kill them. “I will chop her into messes” (4.1. 210), Othello says. Then he decides to poison her, and he asks Iago to get some poison for him (4.1.
Is Desdemona innocent?
Desdemona is a young, innocent girl who has had a privileged and protected upbringing as the governor’s daughter. With a generous spirit and full of vitality, although socially sophisticated she is essentially innocent.