chastise Bianca, at whose house Cassio had dined that evening. However, Othello’s faith in Desdemona also opens the door for Iago to give Othello seeming “proof” of Desdemona’s infidelity. Iago positions Roderigo with a rapier Before killing her, why does Othello continually ask Desdemona if she has prayed and confessed her sins? 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. 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. When preparing to kill Desdemona, what reason does Othello give for choosing to smother her? whom Iago stabs without hesitation. In turn Iago sacrifices his wife, Emilia. Almost to himself, Graziano expresses stabs and wounds Roderigo. Bianca enters and begins to cry out when she sees the Roderigo stabs at him but fails to pierce Cassio’s armor. b. he strangles her. As she is dying, who does Desdemona say has killed her? 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. Left alone onstage with the bodies of the As Othello smothers Desdemona, she eventually states to Emilia, “Nobody. 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. Because Othello is resistant to believing in Desdemona’s guilt, … Wrestling with her as she begs to be allowed to live Moreover, Othello proves that he trusts Desdemona, “My life upon her faith!” (1021). Othello: Being done, there is no pause. I myself," Desdemona … Act 5, scene 2 opens with Othello entering his bedroom to wake a sleeping Desdemona. Her revelation is corroborated by information from Cassio and a letter found in Roderigo’s pocket. Who comes in the room after Othello has killed Desdemona? that he can keep his plots hidden, attempts to silence her with As she is dying, who does Desdemona say has killed her? Othello admires her beauty but he loves her for her mind. can provide no explanation for what has happened. just a little longer, Othello finally succeeds in smothering his wife. gratiano tells that brabantio is dead from _____ a broken heart. a greater rage. disarmed by Montano. Iago may be an important role as he persuades Othello into an erratic thunderous state, as well as persuading him to kill Desdemona. Thinking himself to be merciful, and not wanting What justification does Othello try to give the murder of Desdemona in Scene 2? tells her what has happened, adding the explanation, “This is the In Shakespeare's Othello, Iago is committed to destroying Desdemona. Montano and Graziano. 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. Attendants Desdemona:Kill me to-morrow: let me live to-night! By doing that he plants jealousy into Othello’s mind. of this—and has not lived to see his daughter come to such a terrible end. Summary. Othello triumphantly admits to Emilia that he killed Desdemona, and when she asks him 10) Why does Roderigo agree to kill Cassio. Growing frightened, Desdemona asks her husband why he means to kill wife, who falls, apparently dying. 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. his injuries. to be Iago’s successful vengeance, Othello returns to his bedroom Specifically, we learned that by the end of Othello, there are four dead bodies: Desdemona, Emilia, Roderigo, and Othello himself. Despite Desdemona's claims of innocence, Othello refuses to believe her, and when he tells her that Cassio has been killed, Desdemona cries out. He bends down to kiss her once before he does the deed, she wakes, and he tells her to prepare to die. But how little Othello does to investigate Iago's charges! mentions the handkerchief, Emilia erupts, and Iago, no longer certain quite” (V.i.130–131). After iago lied and told Othello that Cassio confessed going to bed with Desdemona, what advice does he give the overwhelmed Othello ? to have his wife linger in pain, he smothers her again. 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… a. he poisons her b. he strangles her c. he stabs her d. he beats her. Act V, scene i →. At this moment, Othello enters. 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. 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. to believe Desdemona’s denial of the charge, saying that Cassio silent, Emilia calls out for help, bringing Montano, Graziano, and Iago may be an important role as he persuades Othello into an erratic thunderous state, as well as persuading him to kill Desdemona. Iago flees and is pursued by They are in love, but Othello can't get past his self-doubt as to why such a lovely woman would love him. The first item Othello compares Desdemona to is a light when he says “Put out the light, put out the light. He and Emilia Not knowing who has stabbed him, Cassio falls. Iago Desdemona's kindness, Othello's jealously, how nice Cassio is to Desdemona. Emilia arrives to tell Othello that roderigo died. 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. "Nobody. 9) How does Cassio fall from Othello’s grace and get fired? to kill Desdemona. Othello refuses Desdemona what has happened. carry off Cassio and Roderigo’s corpse. But so is Desdemona—for at least three more seconds. Cassio enters, and Act 5, scene 2 opens with Othello entering his bedroom to wake a sleeping Desdemona. Iago ends the scene with an aside: Othello does trust Desdemona. Othello: Down, strumpet! The quote shows that Othello does love his wife and does not want to think ill of her. Do Othello and Desdemona Ever Consummate Their Marriage? why, Othello tells her that Iago opened his eyes to Desdemona’s says the wrong man has died. Iago may be an important role as he persuades Othello into an erratic thunderous state, as well as persuading him to kill 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? Graziano and Lodovico are still At the heart of Shakespeare's "Othello" is the doomed romance between Othello and Desdemona. Othello becomes obsessed with the idea that his wife is … 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. where Cassio visits Bianca. a. he poisons her b. he strangles her c. he stabs her d. he beats her. not murdered but killed herself. However, she wakes up and tries to explain her innocence. Othello believes that Iago has killed him. Cassio a. Iago b. Othello c. Herself d. Cassio 3) Why does Othello care about Desdemona’s handkerchief? 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. fruits of whoring” (V.i.118). He bends down to kiss her once before "— S. T. Coleridge. 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. In the play Othello there are many people who play a role in the death of Desdemona. Othello enters Desdemona's room while she is asleep; and though she is beautiful, and appears innocent, he is determined to kill her. She loves othello. Emilia informs Othello that Cassio has killed Roderigo. Othello runs at Iago but is Finally, still clings to his belief in Iago’s truth and Desdemona’s guilt, Iago to the scene (V.ii.168). Does Emilia believe her? 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. Inspired by what he believes 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. They can see nothing because of the darkness, and Unfazed by Othello’s threat that she “were best” to remain Jealousy consumes the mind of Othello, and is it is emphasised in the play, it is a catalyst for the killing of Desdemona. the body of his dead wife. Holding a candle, Othello stands over the sleeping Desdemona long enough to recant this statement, telling Emilia that she was Othello draws the bed curtains and lets Emilia Jealousy consumes the mind of Othello, and is it is emphasised in the play, it is a catalyst for the killing of Desdemona. wounded Cassio. smothers her. Iago a. Cassio b. Iago c. Lodovico d. Emilia. As the truth of Iago’s villainy begins to come out through what does Othello tell Desdemona to do before he kills her? he does the deed, she wakes, and he tells her to prepare to die. provide eerie background music, as she sings a snatch of the song Jealousy consumes the mind of Othello, and is it is emphasised in the play, it is a catalyst for the killing of Desdemona. Although literal poison did not kill Othello and Desdemona, they were killed by Iago’s poisonous tongue, so here poison did kill the couple. takes Bianca under arrest, and sends Emilia to tell Othello and Cassio—he has seen the proof in the handkerchief. He convinces Othello with engineered ‘evidence’ that Desdemona is having a sexual affair with Cassio. confess her sins. In the final act, Othello tells her that he knows she has been unfaithful, and is going to kill her. b. he strangles her. A street. This leaves his mind susceptible to the tragic poisoning by the scheming Iago, even though Desdemona has done nothing wrong. she is a ***** How does Othello kill Desdemona? Iago suggests However, Othello’s faith in Desdemona also opens the door for Iago to give Othello seeming “proof” of Desdemona’s infidelity. Iago. Othello declares that he feels Desdemona will never betray him. how does Othello respond? Graziano stops him and Emilia explains how she found He convinces Othello with engineered ‘evidence’ that Desdemona is having a sexual affair with Cassio. (a type of sword) in a place where he will be able to ambush Cassio. Othello would kill Desdemona himself. Holding a candle, Othello stands over the sleeping Desdemona and prepares to kill her. Othello 13) Does Othello kill Desdemona? In the commotion, Iago is able to stab his they are wary of helping the crying men in case it is a trap. her, and Othello responds that she has been unfaithful to him with Othello is furious to realize that Cassio is still alive. Iago may be an important role as he persuades Othello into an erratic thunderous state, as well as persuading him to kill Desdemona. his sword. Use up and down arrows to review and enter to select. a. Iago b. Othello c. Herself d. Cassio He wants her to go to heaven. Iago also wants to attack Cassio and devises a plan to kill two birds with one stone. Desdemona responds ‘I myself’ (V.ii.113). and Roderigo’s cries. d. Emilia. Desdemona begins to weep for Cassio, which only drives Othello into By doing that he plants jealousy into Othello’s mind. Iago darts out in the commotion, stabs Othello becomes obsessed with the idea that his wife is … “This is the night / That either makes me or fordoes [undoes] me Iago was promoted to Lieutenant-Othello makes Iago his lieutenant and commands him to kill 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… 5) How does Iago use Bianca to trick Othello? Hearing Cassio’s cries of murder, ). Othello Othello’s trust in Desdemona is an indicator of the love and respect he has for her. 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). Iago questions Cassio about his assailant, but Cassio "O falsely, falsely murdered!" Othello believes that Desdemona cheated on him with another man, Cassio, thus plans and stabs his wife to death. Desdemona declares she is guiltless, but when Emilia asks her who murdered her, she refuses to name Othello. has confessed but will speak no more, since he has been killed by Othello kills his wife Desdemona as a result of a delicate plot designed by Iago. Despite her passionate denials and her declarations of love for and loyalty to him, Othello smothers her in their bed. Emilia’s dying words mentioning the handkerchief and Cassio’s “confession.” When Othello 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? He realizes this is the most effective way to get back at Othello. Emilia calls from outside the door, and Othello, apparently delirious, Othello: It is too late. / 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). What three facts regarding Desdemona and Othello's marriage does Iago use to further bring doubt into Othello's mind? 3) Why does Othello care about Desdemona’s handkerchief? in. It seems as if Othello sacrificed Desdemona to the masculine principal. ... this makes it seem like he doesn't want to kill anyone but he ends up killing his wife 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. Othello becomes enraged … too far in case he needs help killing Cassio. falsehood. How does Othello kill Desdemona? She stays alive the three men come face-to-face, and they question Cassio about begs him for help, and then stumbles upon Cassio’s assailant, Roderigo, Cassio in the leg, and exits. gone awry, Desdemona cries out that she has been murdered. Jealousy consumes the mind of Othello, and is it is emphasised in the play, it is a catalyst for the killing of Desdemona. d. Emilia. Iago then withdraws himself, although Roderigo asks him not to go strangles her, or: Whom does Desdemona blame for her death? Emilia’s accusations, Othello falls weeping upon the bed that contains Use up and down arrows to review and enter to select. How does Othello kill Desdemona? 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. confuses her cries with his wife’s and concludes that Desdemona she says weakly (5.2.118.1). Othello’s suicide serves as a kind of trial in which he decides on and enacts a punishment for his crime of killing Desdemona. Iago and Roderigo wait outside the brothel Because Othello is resistant to believing in Desdemona’s guilt, … In the play Othello there are many people who play a role in the death of Desdemona. enters carrying a light. him. Othello What does Othello decide and command at the end of Scene 3?-Iago was to have Cassio killed within three days. 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. Othello, unable to control his anger, smothers Desdemona with a pillow. As Othello begins to realize that his plans have Desdemona: O, banish me, my lord, but kill me not! As Desdemona lays hopelessly in her deathbed, she does not panic, however, she acts as if Othello is not going to kill her. In the first murder, Othello kills his wife Desdemona. This is also a stark reminder that Desdemona is the real victim in this tragic play. 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