Othello

genre tragedy
setting late sixteenth century, wars between venice and turkey
the city in act 1 venice
the city after act 1 cyprus
he is a lieutenant cassio
where does iago plant the handkercheif cassio’s room
_ unsuccesfuly tries to kill cassio iago
who kills himself othello
who is taken away to be tortured iago
iago’s original plan was to have _ kill Iago roderigo
othello and desdemona’s speeches about love foreshadow _ disaster
Othello’s description of his past and of his wooing of Desdemona foreshadow his _ _ suicide speech
Desdemona’s “Willow” song and remarks to Emilia in Act IV, scene iii, foreshadow her _ death
a rich man roderigo
the play’s protagonist and hero othello
daughter of venetian senator, Brabantio desdemona
venetian senator brabantio
othello’s ensign iago
villian of play iago
a job also known as an ancient or standard-bearer ensign
how old is iago 28
a young and inexperienced soldier, whose high position is much resented by Iago cassio
iago’s wife and desdemona’s attendant emilia
how did cassio lose his place as lieutenant in a drunken brawl in cyprus
a jealous suitor of desdemona roderigo
_ is ultimately desperate enough to agree to help Iago kill Cassio roderigo
a courtesan (or prostitute) bianca
bianca’s favorite customer cassio
cassio teases _ with the promise of marriage bianca
he has great respect for Othello as a public and military servant the duke of venice
His primary role within the play is to reconcile Othello and Brabanzio the duke of venice
the governor of cyprus before othello montano
one of brabanzio’s kinsmen lodovico
he acts as a messenger from Venice to Cyprus lodovico
who replaces othello as governor cassio
He arrives in Cyprus in Act IV with letters announcing that Othello has been replaced by Cassio as governor lodovico
Brabanzio’s kinsman who accompanies Lodovico to Cyprus. graziano
Amidst the chaos of the final scene, _ mentions that Desdemona’s father has died. graziano
othello’s servant clown
his appearances reflect and distort the action and words of the main plots: his puns on the word lie clown
what does the handkerchief symbolize for desdemona othello’s love for her
what does the handkerchief symbolize for othello a symbol of desdemona: faith and chastity
How is the Turkish fleet thwarted? by a storm
which animal epithets is not applied to Othello during the play? serpent
What is “the beast with two backs” two people having sex
Where does Iago tell Roderigo that Othello and Desdemona are sailing to from Cyprus? mauritania
Who made the handkerchief that Othello inherited from his mother? a sibyl (female prophet)
From whom did Desdemona first hear the “song of ‘Willow'”? barbary
desdemona’s mother’s maid barbary
which epithet is most commonly applied to Iago throughout the play? honest
Which of Cassio’s weaknesses does Iago exploit? a low tolerance for alcohol
Whom does Iago refer to as the true general? desdemona
How does Othello kill Desdemona? he smothers her
What, according to Iago, is the “green-eyed monster” jealousy
With whom does Cassio dine the night he is stabbed? bianca
What is Othello holding as he stands over the sleeping Desdemona? a light
Who is the first character to refer to Othello by name the duke
On the night of her death, what does Desdemona ask Emilia to do? put desdemona’s wedding sheets on the bed
What does Iago counsel Roderigo to do? “put money in thy purse”
othello then kills desdemona because he was inspired by what he believes was iago _ _ killing cassio
where did iago stab cassio in the leg
Iago suggest _ is to blame for the stabbing of cassio roderigo
who kills roderigo cassio
who stabs and kills emilia iago
who stabs Iago, but does not kill him othello
lodovico names _ as othello’s heir graziano
_ is in charge of Iago’s execution montano
_ is able to wound Cassio, return with a light to “save” Cassio, kill Roderigo, and cast suspicion on Bianca and her brothel, Iago

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