In conclusion, Iago draws Othello in and then skilfully persuades him that Cassio and Desdemona should die by using an array of linguistic and rhetorical tricks and by paying close attention to Othello’s sentiments and desires so that he is transformed from not suspecting anything to wanting to kill his wife and her alleged lover within three days. This leaves his mind susceptible to the tragic poisoning by the scheming Iago, even though Desdemona has done nothing wrong. What three facts regarding Desdemona and Othello's marriage does Iago use to further bring doubt into Othello's mind? he does the deed, she wakes, and he tells her to prepare to die. Her revelation is corroborated by information from Cassio and a letter found in Roderigo’s pocket. Othello: Down, strumpet! how does Othello respond? smothers her. Cassio Iago was jealous of Othello and knew of his friend's jealous nature, so it was easy for him to plant seeds of doubt about Desdemona's faithfulness in Othello… Jealousy consumes the mind of Othello, and is it is emphasised in the play, it is a catalyst for the killing of Desdemona. what does Othello tell Desdemona to do before he kills her? Iago was promoted to Lieutenant-Othello makes Iago his lieutenant and commands him to kill Cassio. the three men come face-to-face, and they question Cassio about of this—and has not lived to see his daughter come to such a terrible end. Moreover, Othello proves that he trusts Desdemona, “My life upon her faith!” (1021). Othello, unable to control his anger, smothers Desdemona with a pillow. "— S. T. Coleridge. 3) Why does Othello care about Desdemona’s handkerchief? The first item Othello compares Desdemona to is a light when he says “Put out the light, put out the light. Act 5, scene 2 opens with Othello entering his bedroom to wake a sleeping Desdemona. He convinces Othello with engineered ‘evidence’ that Desdemona is having a sexual affair with Cassio. Use up and down arrows to review and enter to select. Before killing her, why does Othello continually ask Desdemona if she has prayed and confessed her sins? in. Othello's best friend, Iago, misled Othello to believe that Desdemona had been carrying on an affair and laughing at her husband behind his back. Iago hates Othello. provide eerie background music, as she sings a snatch of the song why, Othello tells her that Iago opened his eyes to Desdemona’s Bianca enters and begins to cry out when she sees the admits to Emilia that he killed Desdemona, and when she asks him As the truth of Iago’s villainy begins to come out through Desdemona: O, banish me, my lord, but kill me not! Othello’s suicide serves as a kind of trial in which he decides on and enacts a punishment for his crime of killing Desdemona. Left alone onstage with the bodies of the confuses her cries with his wife’s and concludes that Desdemona Othello does not dismantle this idea, establishing that what he has done is honorable: ‘for naught I did in hate, but all in honor.’ Yet whose honor did Othello kill Desdemona in? Despite her passionate denials and her declarations of love for and loyalty to him, Othello smothers her in their bed. a. Cassio b. Iago c. Lodovico d. Emilia. not murdered but killed herself. A street. Iago may be an important role as he persuades Othello into an erratic thunderous state, as well as persuading him to kill Desdemona. she says weakly (5.2.118.1). He bends down to kiss her once before he does the deed, she wakes, and he tells her to prepare to die. In turn Iago sacrifices his wife, Emilia. Iago positions Roderigo with a rapier Lodovico and Graziano enter and hear Cassio’s He and Emilia b. he strangles her. Desdemona declares she is guiltless, but when Emilia asks her who murdered her, she refuses to name Othello. Who comes in the room after Othello has killed Desdemona? a. he poisons her b. he strangles her c. he stabs her d. he beats her. can provide no explanation for what has happened. Who comes in the room after Othello has killed Desdemona? She loves othello. Othello is furious to realize that Cassio is still alive. What justification does Othello try to give the murder of Desdemona in Scene 2? Holding a candle, Othello stands over the sleeping Desdemona falsehood. His credulity is incredible. 9) How does Cassio fall from Othello’s grace and get fired? He justifies this with images, metaphors, and ideas of her rebirth after death, and though his rage is softened, he is still much mistaken about her. the handkerchief and gave it to Iago. and prepares to kill her. Act 5, scene 2 opens with Othello entering his bedroom to wake a sleeping Desdemona. "Othello does not kill Desdemona in jealousy, but in a conviction forced upon him by the almost superhuman art of Iago, such as any man must and would have entertained who had believed lago's honesty as Othello did. mentioning the handkerchief and Cassio’s “confession.” When Othello Iago may be an important role as he persuades Othello into an erratic thunderous state, as well as persuading him to kill Desdemona. Othello is jealous because he thinks Desdemona has betrayed him and she has gone after Cassio so, he takes revenge by asking Iago to kill Cassio and he suffocates Desdemona to her death. Iago ends the scene with an aside: Iago darts out in the commotion, stabs Othello Cassio in the leg, and exits. they are wary of helping the crying men in case it is a trap. In Shakespeare's Othello, Iago is committed to destroying Desdemona. whom Iago stabs without hesitation. Othello does trust Desdemona. Othello enters Desdemona's room while she is asleep; and though she is beautiful, and appears innocent, he is determined to kill her. Attendants Because Othello is resistant to believing in Desdemona’s guilt, … Desdemona begins to weep for Cassio, which only drives Othello into Othello believes that Desdemona cheated on him with another man, Cassio, thus plans and stabs his wife to death. silent, Emilia calls out for help, bringing Montano, Graziano, and long enough to recant this statement, telling Emilia that she was Desdemona's kindness, Othello's jealously, how nice Cassio is to Desdemona. how does Othello kill her? But so is Desdemona—for at least three more seconds. Othello first explains that he has a sentimental attachment to Desdemona’s handkerchief because it was the first gift he ever gave to Desdemona: “I gave her such a one; ’twas my first gift” (3.3). a. Iago b. Othello c. Herself d. Cassio Othello draws the bed curtains and lets Emilia begs him for help, and then stumbles upon Cassio’s assailant, Roderigo, too far in case he needs help killing Cassio. gratiano tells that brabantio is dead from _____ a broken heart. Othello 13) Does Othello kill Desdemona? Inspired by what he believes tells her what has happened, adding the explanation, “This is the However, Othello’s faith in Desdemona also opens the door for Iago to give Othello seeming “proof” of Desdemona’s infidelity. He tells her to pray to ensure she leaves no “crime unreconciled as yet to heaven and grace,” and then he confronts her about her giving her handkerchief to Cassio, accusing her of having an affair with Cassio. He wants her to go to heaven. she is a ***** How does Othello kill Desdemona? Act V, scene i: Cyprus. him. They are in love, but Othello can't get past his self-doubt as to why such a lovely woman would love him. Summary. The quote shows that Othello does love his wife and does not want to think ill of her. stabs and wounds Roderigo. I myself," Desdemona … Thinking himself to be merciful, and not wanting ... this makes it seem like he doesn't want to kill anyone but he ends up killing his wife Desdemona. Othello becomes enraged … 10) Why does Roderigo agree to kill Cass... Iago convinces Roderigo that Cassio has been promoted to be the new governor of Cyprus, which means that Othello and Desdemona will soon be leaving the island. Iago suggests Holding a candle, Othello stands over the sleeping Desdemona and prepares to kill her. She dies. He bends down to kiss her once before Despite Desdemona's claims of innocence, Othello refuses to believe her, and when he tells her that Cassio has been killed, Desdemona cries out. b. he strangles her. and Roderigo’s cries. How does Othello kill Desdemona? Jealousy consumes the mind of Othello, and is it is emphasised in the play, it is a catalyst for the killing of Desdemona. takes Bianca under arrest, and sends Emilia to tell Othello and Desdemona… that Roderigo is to blame. gone awry, Desdemona cries out that she has been murdered. Othello refuses In conclusion, Iago draws Othello in and then skilfully persuades him that Cassio and Desdemona should die by using an array of linguistic and rhetorical tricks and by paying close attention to Othello’s sentiments and desires so that he is transformed from not suspecting anything to wanting to kill his wife and her alleged lover within three days. To kill Desdemona and he will take care of Cassio How does Iago trick Othello into thinking cassio is gloating and bragging about his affair with Desdemona? / If I quench thee, thou flaming minister, / I can again thy former light restore / should I repent me” (Act 5, scene 2, lines 7-10). Emilia informs Othello that Cassio has killed Roderigo. Iago to the scene (V.ii.168). Wrestling with her as she begs to be allowed to live the body of his dead wife. quite” (V.i.130–131). two women, Othello searches for another sword. By the play's end, Desdemona is so beaten down that she's pretty passive when Othello strangles her and when, with her dying breath, she blames herself for Othello's physical and emotional abuse. to kill Desdemona. Iago. In a vain attempt to prevent his scheme from being revealed, Iago stabs and kills Emilia, and is then taken prisoner while Othello, lamenting the loss of his wife, kills himself next to her. As the play progresses, Othello’s jealousy is getting increasingly worse and Desdemona does not act in response to Othello’s harsh behavior. 10) Why does Roderigo agree to kill Cass... Iago convinces Roderigo that Cassio has been promoted to be the new governor of Cyprus, which means that Othello and Desdemona will soon be leaving the island. 5) How does Iago use Bianca to trick Othello? Act V, scene i →. Emilia’s dying words Graziano and Lodovico are still ). Emilia enters, and Iago Almost to himself, Graziano expresses Iago and Roderigo wait outside the brothel The quote shows that Othello does love his wife and does not want to think ill of her. However, she wakes up and tries to explain her innocence. Cassio—he has seen the proof in the handkerchief. Iago flees and is pursued by She stays alive Othello triumphantly Use up and down arrows to review and enter to select. In conclusion, Iago draws Othello in and then skilfully persuades him that Cassio and Desdemona should die by using an array of linguistic and rhetorical tricks and by paying close attention to Othello’s sentiments and desires so that he is transformed from not suspecting anything to wanting to kill his wife and her alleged lover within three days. They can see nothing because of the darkness, and At this moment, Othello enters. Desdemona, like the audience, knows that Othello is about to kill her, not because of anything she has done, but because of a misguided belief in her guilt. Specifically, we learned that by the end of Othello, there are four dead bodies: Desdemona, Emilia, Roderigo, and Othello himself. his sword. his injuries. Emilia’s accusations, Othello falls weeping upon the bed that contains that he can keep his plots hidden, attempts to silence her with a greater rage. Growing frightened, Desdemona asks her husband why he means to kill relief that Brabanzio is dead—the first news the audience has heard After iago lied and told Othello that Cassio confessed going to bed with Desdemona, what advice does he give the overwhelmed Othello ? In the final act, Othello tells her that he knows she has been unfaithful, and is going to kill her. to be Iago’s successful vengeance, Othello returns to his bedroom In the play Othello there are many people who play a role in the death of Desdemona. Othello becomes obsessed with the idea that his wife is … Iago “This is the night / That either makes me or fordoes [undoes] me mentions the handkerchief, Emilia erupts, and Iago, no longer certain This is also a stark reminder that Desdemona is the real victim in this tragic play. He tells her to pray to ensure she leaves no “crime unreconciled as yet to heaven and grace,” and then he confronts her about her giving her handkerchief to Cassio, accusing her of having an affair with Cassio. wounded Cassio. What interruption occurs while he is doing it? "O falsely, falsely murdered!" Othello admires her beauty but he loves her for her mind. enters carrying a light. Iago then withdraws himself, although Roderigo asks him not to go (a type of sword) in a place where he will be able to ambush Cassio. Jealousy consumes the mind of Othello, and is it is emphasised in the play, it is a catalyst for the killing of Desdemona. Othello would kill Desdemona himself. 10) Why does Roderigo agree to kill Cassio. Othello: Nay, if you strive— Desdemona: But half an hour. By doing that he plants jealousy into Othello’s mind. It seems as if Othello sacrificed Desdemona to the masculine principal. just a little longer, Othello finally succeeds in smothering his wife. Othello is jealous because he thinks Desdemona has betrayed him and she has gone after Cassio so, he takes revenge by asking Iago to kill Cassio and he suffocates Desdemona to her death. Othello runs at Iago but is Do Othello and Desdemona Ever Consummate Their Marriage? d. Emilia. In a fit of madness fueled by rage and jealousy, Othello kills his wife in private, as he cannot stand the thought that Desdemona cheated on him. Iago also wants to attack Cassio and devises a plan to kill two birds with one stone. confess her sins. Othello becomes obsessed with the idea that his wife is … Although literal poison did not kill Othello and Desdemona, they were killed by Iago’s poisonous tongue, so here poison did kill the couple. Desdemona:Kill me to-morrow: let me live to-night! As Othello begins to realize that his plans have When preparing to kill Desdemona, what reason does Othello give for choosing to smother her? Graziano stops him and Emilia explains how she found Read a translation of Although Othello still loves Desdemona, he shows his determination to kill her. In the commotion, Iago is able to stab his As Desdemona lays hopelessly in her deathbed, she does not panic, however, she acts as if Othello is not going to kill her. fruits of whoring” (V.i.118). In the play Othello there are many people who play a role in the death of Desdemona. He realizes this is the most effective way to get back at Othello. a. Cassio b. Iago c. Lodovico d. Emilia. Cassio says that he does not know Roderigo. As she is dying, who does Desdemona say has killed her? Cassio is alive. Iago questions Cassio about his assailant, but Cassio a. he poisons her b. he strangles her c. he stabs her d. he beats her. Roderigo stabs at him but fails to pierce Cassio’s armor. When he becomes overwhelmed with jealousy, he plans to kill her while she is asleep. “Willow.” She tells Othello that Desdemona was chaste and loved In the play Othello there are many people who play a role in the death of Desdemona. says the wrong man has died. Jealousy consumes the mind of Othello, and is it is emphasised in the play, it is a catalyst for the killing of Desdemona. chastise Bianca, at whose house Cassio had dined that evening. He first pretends to discover Cassio, who unable to see Iago, and they are unaware of what he is doing. is not yet dead. Iago her, and Othello responds that she has been unfaithful to him with Othello declares that he feels Desdemona will never betray him. Desdemona was killed by Othello in the last scene, act 5.2 Othello was jealous because Iago planted the idea in his mind that Deademona lay with Cassio. d. Emilia. How does Othello kill Desdemona? Montano and Graziano. Iago also wants to attack Cassio and devises a plan to kill two birds with one stone. still clings to his belief in Iago’s truth and Desdemona’s guilt, Emilia arrives to tell Othello that roderigo died. to believe Desdemona’s denial of the charge, saying that Cassio As she is dying, who does Desdemona say has killed her? Othello’s trust in Desdemona is an indicator of the love and respect he has for her. But how little Othello does to investigate Iago's charges! Iago may be an important role as he persuades Othello into an erratic thunderous state, as well as persuading him to kill Desdemona. Because Othello is resistant to believing in Desdemona’s guilt, … Finally, 3) Why does Othello care about Desdemona’s handkerchief? disarmed by Montano. Desdemona responds ‘I myself’ (V.ii.113). Desdemona refused to identify her killer because she: carry off Cassio and Roderigo’s corpse. "Nobody. Unfazed by Othello’s threat that she “were best” to remain In the first murder, Othello kills his wife Desdemona. Othello believes that Iago has killed him. where Cassio visits Bianca. Iago was jealous of Othello and knew of his friend's jealous nature, so it was easy for him to plant seeds of doubt about Desdemona's faithfulness in Othello… Othello's best friend, Iago, misled Othello to believe that Desdemona had been carrying on an affair and laughing at her husband behind his back. Othello: It is too late. Hearing Cassio’s cries of murder, In his final speech, he explains how he hopes to be remembered, saying “When you shall these unlucky deed relate / Speak of me as I am” (5.2. strangles her, or: Whom does Desdemona blame for her death? has confessed but will speak no more, since he has been killed by However, Othello’s faith in Desdemona also opens the door for Iago to give Othello seeming “proof” of Desdemona’s infidelity. Iago has Roderigo poised and ready to pounce on Cassio, and kill him; if either of them is killed, it is to Iago's benefit, although he would like to have both of them disposed of, so that his devices might not be discovered.Roderigo and Cassio fight, and both are injured; Othello hears the scuffle, is pleased, and then leaves to finish off Desdemona. At the heart of Shakespeare's "Othello" is the doomed romance between Othello and Desdemona. By doing that he plants jealousy into Othello’s mind. Othello kills his wife Desdemona as a result of a delicate plot designed by Iago. Emilia calls from outside the door, and Othello, apparently delirious, a. Iago b. Othello c. Herself d. Cassio to have his wife linger in pain, he smothers her again. Does Emilia believe her? asks if Cassio has been killed as well, and Emilia informs him that Cassio enters, and After Iago’s lies are seen Othello kills himself with a concealed weapon this is ironic because he had said he would only endure death if had proof regarding Desdemona’s infidelity. Othello: Being done, there is no pause. wife, who falls, apparently dying. Iago may be an important role as he persuades Othello into an erratic thunderous state, as well as persuading him to kill Desdemona. Desdemona what has happened. What does Othello decide and command at the end of Scene 3?-Iago was to have Cassio killed within three days. As Othello smothers Desdemona, she eventually states to Emilia, “Nobody. 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