- 1 Why does Othello go to Cyprus?
- 2 What does Desdemona say to her father?
- 3 What do Othello and Desdemona do when they meet each other in Cyprus?
- 4 What plans do Iago and Roderigo make at the end of the scene Act 1 Scene 3?
- 5 What happens to the threat of a Turkish invasion of Cyprus?
- 6 Why does Othello believe Desdemona’s father won’t be able to punish him for secretly marrying his daughter?
- 7 What does Othello say the Senate can do it Desdemona supports her father’s accusations of witchcraft?
- 8 Why does Iago say he hates Othello What are all the charges he makes against the general?
- 9 Who visits Cyprus first?
- 10 Why does Desdemona want to go to Cyprus with Othello?
- 11 Is Roderigo in love with Desdemona?
- 12 Why did Iago want Cassio to drink more wine?
- 13 Why are there musicians in this scene?
Why does Othello go to Cyprus?
Othello goes to Cyprus per orders of the Duke of Venice. The Turks are sailing to attack Cyprus and, as Othello is known to be a superior commander, the Duke sends him to Cyprus to take command of the soldiers there and protect the island.
What does Desdemona say to her father?
He asks her where she thinks her loyalty should lie. Desdemona says she loves her father, but just like her mother, she must love her husband more than her father. Brabantio is not pleased.
What do Othello and Desdemona do when they meet each other in Cyprus?
Othello arrives safely and greets Desdemona, expressing his devotion to her and giving her a kiss. He then thanks the Cypriots for their welcome and hospitality, and orders Iago to unload the ship. All but Roderigo and Iago head to the castle to celebrate the drowning of the Turks.
What plans do Iago and Roderigo make at the end of the scene Act 1 Scene 3?
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 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.
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.
What does Othello say the Senate can do it Desdemona supports her father’s accusations of witchcraft?
Othello defends himself against Brabantio’s accusation by personal statement and by calling Desdemona to testify. This strategy saves him from the false condemnation.
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.
Who visits Cyprus first?
In Act II Scene i of Othello, the action moves from Venice to Cyprus. During the course of the journey there had been a storm which has separated the Venetian ships and destroyed the Turkish fleet. Cassio’s ship arrives first.
Why does Desdemona want to go to Cyprus with Othello?
Desdemona chooses to go with her husband to Cyprus and feels loyalty to him over her father. Iago is using Roderigo to help him in his plans and he has already hatched a plot to make Othello believe Cassio is having an affair with Desdemona – in a double revenge.
Is Roderigo in love with Desdemona?
He loves Desdemona so much that he says that he cannot live if she is not with him, as explained by his quote, “I will incontinently drown myself.” (I. iii, 302). Roderigo’s love for Desdemona blurs his judgement and he spends almost all of his money in an attempt to win her love in Cyprus. Iago says, “Go to; farewell.
Why did Iago want Cassio to drink more wine?
Why did Iago want Cassio to drink more wine? He wanted Cassio to be a little drunk and argumentative when Roderigo would approach him later. He told Montano that Cassio was drunk every night. He also casted doubt on Othello’s judgment for appointing Cassio, who might be drunk in a moment of crisis.
Why are there musicians in this scene?
Cassio and Bianca also discuss getting together again because they have not seen each other in a while. Why are there musicians in this scene? Iago plans to help Cassio by having him meet with Emilia so she can convince Desdemona to help Cassio. Iago is also going to help by keeping the Moor away.