othello act 2 quotes

Oh, you are well tuned now,/ But I’ll set down the pegs that make this music,/ As honest as I am. -iago (aside)-othello just arrived and him and desdemona are kissing-even tho othello is happy now, iago will destroy that later-shows iagos plan and abuse of othellos trust
Provoke him that he may, for even out of that will I cause the off Cyprus to mutiny, whose qualifications shall come into no true taste again but by the displanting of Cassio. -iago to roderigo-iago telling roderigo to anger cassio-wants cassio to lash out so he gers fired-shows iagos manipulaton of roderigo
…yet that I put the Moor/ At least into a jealousy so strong/ That judgement cannot cure. -iago (himself)-plan of what hes going to do and why-hes going to make othello jealous out of his mind-sets the conflict and plan in motion
Knavery’s plain face is never seen until used. -iago (himself)-plan of what hes doing to othello-dishonesty and trickery are kept secret until put into action-iago likes to work alone/ no one knows his true intentions
Shes a most exquisite lady. -cassio to iago-about desdemona-cassio finds desdemona attractive-foreshadows iagos plan to make them a couple?
If I can fasten but one cup upon him/ With that which he hath drunk tonight already/ He’ll be as full of quarrel and offense/ As my mistress’ young dog. -iago (himself)-plan for cassio that night-if he gets cassio to drink another cup hell be easy to make violent-shows iagos manipulation
And ’tis great pity that noble Moor/ Should hazard such a place as his own second/ With one of an ingraft infirmity. -montano to iago-cassio was drinking a lot-concerned that someone so close to othello isnt doing his job/ is dangerous-ironic because thats actually iago
I had rather have this tongue cut from my mouth/ Than it should do offense to Michael Cassio./ Yet I persuade myself to speak the truth/ Shall nothing wrong him. -iago to othello-telling the story of the fighting -making himself look like a good, honest guy when really hes lying and planned this all along-builds trust
I know, Iago/ Thy honesty and love doth mince this matter,/ Making it light to Cassio. -othello to iago-iago saying how cassio is a good man but he tells the story of what happened-respects iagos honesty thinks iago is softening it up for cassio bc he cares-iago looks like a good guy-shows how gullible othello is
Reputation, Reputation, reputation! Oh, I have lost my reputation! I have lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial. My reputation, Iago, my reputation! -cassio to iago-after cassio was fired-cassio thinks that reputation is the most important thing-cassio is desperate and will listen to whatever iago says
Our Generals wife is now the General. -iago to cassio-telling cassio what he should do to get job back-desdemona now is in charge over othello/has all the control over him-iago actually has all the control
Confess yourself freely to her. Importune her help to put you in your place again. -iago to cassio-telling cassio what to do to get job back-iago convincing cassio to get help from desdemona -beginning of iagos plan
And whats he then that says I play the villain? -iago (audience)-after advising cassio-“who can say im being bad” hes doing good and just doing his job-he is actually the villain-bad is hidden in the good
So will I turn her virtue into pitch,/ And out of her won goodness make the new/ That shall enmesh them all. -iago (himself)-how hes gonna make othello jealous-making whats good about desdemona into the same thing that destroys her and othellos relationship-bad hidden in the good-sums up iagos intentions

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