- 1 What happens to the Turkish fleet that threatened Cyprus?
- 2 What happens to the threat of the Turkish invasion?
- 3 What is the outcome of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus Othello?
- 4 What Nonliteral purpose does the storm play in the story?
- 5 Why does Cassio kiss Emilia?
- 6 Is Othello a Turk?
- 7 Why did the Turkish invade Cyprus in 1974?
- 8 Why does Roderigo want to drown himself?
- 9 Why is Roderigo so unhappy about Desdemona’s marriage?
- 10 What does Cyprus symbolize in Othello?
- 11 What do the Turks represent in Othello?
- 12 Why does Othello dismiss Cassio?
- 13 What is Cassio’s weakness?
- 14 What does the storm in Othello symbolize?
- 15 What does Iago suggest Cassio do in order to regain his reputation?
What happens to the Turkish fleet that threatened Cyprus?
The storm “banged” the Turkish ships, and most of them did wreck. In the next scene, a number of characters congregate, talking as they wait for Othello’s ship to dock. When he comes ashore, he greets them using the same words. Come; let us to the castle.
What happens to the threat of the Turkish invasion?
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. Why does Shakespeare move the action of his play from Venice to Cyprus? So all the characters are released from the influence & authority Venice had over them, giving them independence.
What is the outcome of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus Othello?
Despite the Ottoman advantage in terms of ships, the two fleets were well matched in terms of men. The Holy League won a decisive victory, destroying most of the Ottoman fleet and ending their three-decade naval dominance.
What Nonliteral purpose does the storm play in the story?
The storm serves as an element of foreshadowing for the main characters involved in this play, including Othello, Cassio, Roderigo, Emilia, and Desdemona. The storm, as foreshadowing, leads the reader to believe that perhaps a storm of other sorts is coming (mainly Iago’s plot to ruin Othello through his jealousy).
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.
Is Othello a Turk?
When, at the end of the play, Othello views himself as a Turk, he ratifies European perceptions of the treacherous and destructive Mus- lim Other at the same time that he draws the audience’s attention to the religion of the Other to which both Turk and Moor are historically and culturally linked.
Why did the Turkish invade Cyprus in 1974?
The aim of the coup was the union (enosis) of Cyprus with Greece, and the Hellenic Republic of Cyprus to be declared. The Greek military junta collapsed and was replaced by a democratic government. In August 1974 another Turkish invasion resulted in the capture of approximately 36% of the island.
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 is Roderigo so unhappy about Desdemona’s marriage?
Why is Roderigo so unhappy about Othello’s marriage? Roderigo is unhappy about the marriage because he is in love with Desdemona. 2. Iago is upset with Othello because Othello promoted Cassio instead of Iago.
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.
What do the Turks represent in Othello?
The Turks represent the fear of Islamic Dominance The threat of a Turkish invasion on the island of Cyprus, is important to the plot of Othello because it is the literary vehicle which draws Othello and Desdemona away from the sophisticated and civilized setting of Venice.
Why does Othello dismiss Cassio?
Othello dismisses Cassio from his service. Iago suggests that Cassio appeal to Desdemona, because she commands Othello’s attention and goodwill. Iago argues that Desdemona’s kindheartedness will prompt her to help Cassio if Cassio entreats her, and that she will persuade Othello to give Cassio back his lieutenantship.
What is Cassio’s weakness?
Alcohol is Michael Cassio’s primary weakness, which Iago cleverly takes advantage of; this results in Othello dismissing Cassio from his position as lieutenant.
What does the storm in Othello symbolize?
Othello and The Storm The storm represents chaos in the macrocosm that presages chaos in the microcosm of Othello’s soul.
What does Iago suggest Cassio do in order to regain his reputation?
How does Iago propose that Cassio will regain his reputation? He will get Desdemona to plead with Othello. He tells Othello that she gave it to Cassio.