- 1 Who is left to rule in Cyprus at the end of the play in Othello?
- 2 Who will rule Cyprus in Othello?
- 3 Who is put in charge at the end of Othello?
- 4 Who will be responsible for looking after Desdemona in Cyprus?
- 5 What does Cyprus symbolize in Othello?
- 6 Who does Othello fight against?
- 7 What is Iago jealous of?
- 8 Why does Othello believe Desdemona’s father won’t be able to punish him for secretly marrying his daughter?
- 9 Why does Roderigo want to drown himself?
- 10 Is Desdemona a virgin?
- 11 Who does Desdemona say killed her?
- 12 Why does Cassio kiss Emilia?
- 13 What happens to the threat of a Turkish invasion of Cyprus?
Who is left to rule in Cyprus at the end of the play in Othello?
Iago is arrested and sent to trial after Othello wounds him (he doesn’t even die). Othello, facing the inevitability of his own trial, uses a hidden weapon to commit suicide. The play ends with Cassio reinstated and placed in command as Governor of Cyprus.
Who will rule Cyprus in Othello?
Othello, realising Desdemona was innocent, laments, then stabs Iago, but only wounds him. Lodovico gives Cassio power to rule in Cyprus, and is about to arrest Othello, when Othello commits suicide.
Who is put in charge at the end of Othello?
Cassio is charged with determining Iago’s punishment, and urges “the time, the place, the torture, oh, enforce it” (5.2.). The ending symbolizes the culmination of the violent forces put in motion by Iago at the start of the play.
Who will be responsible for looking after Desdemona in Cyprus?
Iago’s wife, Emilia, will look after Desdemona as her maid. As Othello leaves. Brabantio warns Othello, “She has deceived her father, and may thee” (289), but Othello is certain of Desdemona’s faithfulness.
What does Cyprus symbolize in Othello?
Ironically, Cyprus was also revered as the birthplace of Venus Aphrodite, the goddess of love, who was reputedly born in ocean foam and washed ashore near Nicosia. Inspired by this amorous deity, Cyprus provides the perfect location for Iago to convince Othello of his wife’s sexual infidelity.
Who does Othello fight against?
Shakespeare set Othello against the epic backdrop of an ongoing religious conflict between Christian Republic of Venice and the Muslim Ottoman Empire.
What is Iago jealous of?
Iago was also jealous of Othello which is why he plotted to have him killed. Iago felt that Othello was not suitable to be in charge and wanted it for himself. Iago was so jealous that he didn’t care who died as long as he got what he wanted.
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 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.
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.
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.
Why does Cassio kiss Emilia?
Cassio welcomes Desdemona and Emilia—flirtatiously kissing Emilia. Iago quips that if Emilia would kiss Cassio’s lips as deftly as she whips him (Iago) with her tongue, Cassio would be over her quickly. As Iago mocks his wife for being a nag, Desdemona tries to defend her. Desdemona then asks Iago his opinion of women.
What happens to the threat of a Turkish invasion of Cyprus?
What happens to the threat of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus? The turks are destroyed by a storm before they could even get to Cyprus. Montano was glad because he believes Othello is worthy & able to govern Cyprus.