- 1 What does Othello tell Iago he has to plan?
- 2 What does Othello want to make sure of before he kills Desdemona?
- 3 What does Othello say in his self defense?
- 4 What tone does Othello take to defend himself what words or phrases at the beginning of the monologue contribute to this tone?
- 5 Who does Cassio stab?
- 6 Why did Othello think Desdemona is cheating?
- 7 Does Othello justify his killing of Desdemona?
- 8 Why does Othello look at Iago’s feet?
- 9 Does Roderigo really want to kill Cassio?
- 10 Why does Othello believe Desdemona’s father won’t be able to punish him for secretly marrying his daughter?
- 11 Why does Iago say he hates Othello What are all the charges he makes against the general?
- 12 Why does Othello say Rude am I in my speech?
- 13 Why does Roderigo want to drown himself?
- 14 Why does the Duke want to speak with Othello?
- 15 What tone does Othello take?
What does Othello tell Iago he has to plan?
Iago expresses his plan and purpose in a soliloquy at the end of Act 1, Scene 3. He plans to get Cassio’s position as Othello’s lieutenant by making Othello jealous of the handsome, flirtatious younger man, and at the same time he plans to get revenge against Othello by making him jealous of Desdemona.
What does Othello want to make sure of before he kills Desdemona?
Who kills Roderigo? What does Othello want to make sure of before he kills Desdemona? That she won’t go to hell (makes her say a prayer) What sins does Desdemona say she has committed?
What does Othello say in his self defense?
What does Othello say in his speech of self-defense? He Wooed her with his stories, and won her fair and square.
What tone does Othello take to defend himself what words or phrases at the beginning of the monologue contribute to this tone?
1. Craft and Structure: What tone does Othello take to defend himself? What words and phrases at the beginning of the speech contribute to this tone? Othello tries to defend himself by saying how Brabantio was the one who introduced him to Desdemona in the first place.
Who does Cassio stab?
Cassio stabs and wounds Roderigo. Iago darts out in the commotion, stabs Cassio in the leg, and exits.
Why did Othello think Desdemona is cheating?
He believes that because he is Black, he is inferior. This insecurity is what makes him vulnerable to Iago’s suggestions. Indeed, it is this fundamental insecurity that Iago manipulates to help him convince Othello that Desdemona could be unfaithful.
Does Othello justify his killing of Desdemona?
What does he think he is doing, and why? Othello still loves Desdemona, and does not want to see her slaughtered so he decides to smother her. Othello believes by killing her in this manner and by letting her repent her “sins” he is saving her soul and sending her to heaven.
Why does Othello look at Iago’s feet?
330). Othello’s mention of looking at Iago’s feet suggests that he’s looking for cloven, or hooves, as many believe that the devil has cloven feet. Further, he asks the officials in Cyprus to ask Iago, whom he refers to as “that demi-devil,” why he has ruined Othello’s life.
Does Roderigo really want to kill Cassio?
Iago, however, just praises Roderigo for his boldness and tells him he needs to kill Cassio if he wants to take his place in Desdemona’s bed. Once again, Roderigo is persuaded. 5.1 Roderigo tries to kill Cassio and fails, so Iago stabs and kills Roderigo. This way, he won’t be able to betray their scheming.
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 Iago say he hates Othello What are all the charges he makes against the general?
Iago says in Act I, Scene 1 that he hates Othello because Othello has passed him over as a lieutenant. In other words, Iago believes that Cassio knows less about fighting than a spinster, or old unmarried woman, does. In addition, Iago suspects that his wife, Emilia, has cheated on him with Othello.
Why does Othello say Rude am I in my speech?
Though Othello says that he is not accomplished as a public speaker (‘Rude am I in my speech’), the speech strikes one as that of a person who does have oratorical skills and who knows how to be persuasive with words. It is chiefly sentence structure and rhythms which create this impression.
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.
Why does the Duke want to speak with Othello?
The duke gives Othello the chance to speak for himself. Othello admits that he married Desdemona, but he denies having used magic to woo her and claims that Desdemona will support his story. The duke decides that Othello must go to Cyprus to defend the island from the Turks.
What tone does Othello take?
The tone of Othello largely reflects Iago’s worldview, which is characterized by cynicism and suspicion. Iago expresses his cynicism frequently, and particularly in the play’s opening acts.