Othello Acts 3-4 Review

What does Iago say he will do for Cassio? He said he will send Desdemona to him to help him get his position as lieutenant back.
What does Desdemona promise she will do for Cassio? She promises to get Cassio’s job back
How does Othello react to Cassio’s quickly leaving the conversation he was having with Desdemona before Othello arrived? He suspects something but continues to love Desdemona.
What advice does Iago give to Othello about jealousy? Iago says jealousy is the green eyed monster and warns against it.
What happens to Desdemona’s handkerchief? Emilia finds it and gives it to Iago.
What does Othello warn Iago of? If he can’t prove that Desdemona is having an affair, Othello will kill him.
What did Iago do before he had something that ends up being key to his plan? He tells Othello that Cassio and Desdemona are having an affair BEFORE he has the handkerchief in his possession.
What was Iago’s reply to Othello’s warning? He says he saw Cassio using the handkerchief to wipe his beard.
What does Iago tell Othello about Cassio’s dream? That Cassio is dreaming about having sex with Desdemona.
What will Othello do to Desdemona? kill her peacefully
What are the three commands Othello gives to Iago in Act 3? He will kill Des, Iago will kill Cas and Iago will become Othello’s new lieutenant
What dose Des realize she lost? the handkerchief
What is Des’s comment about Othello’s jealousy she thought the sun had baked all the bad out of him because he lived in Africa
As Othello asks for the handkerchief, what does Des keep bringing up in the conversation? Cassio
What is Emelia’s attitude toward men? They just want you and then when they’re done with you they throw you out. She realizes she is powerless but she is bitter about it.
When Iago talks about how the words he has spoken to Othello have quickly turned to poison, who is talking to? the audience (aside or soliloquy)
What is a huge turning point in Act 3 Othello turns from being noble, a leader and ‘perfect’ into a jealous monster who wants revenge
What is one sign that Des is becoming too close to Cassio? She says she will do anything she can to get Cassio his job back
What is ironic about Iago’s characterization throughout act 3? Everyone keeps calling him nothing but an honest man
Who has the handkerchief at the end of Act 3? Bianca
What is the purpose of Iago saying, “Ha! I like not that,” when he sees Cassio leaving Desdemona? To make Othello suspicious of their relationship.
Why does Desdemona assume Othello is acting angry in Act 3? She thinks he is bothered by some type of political matter.
How do Othello’s language patterns change by the time we see him in Act 4? His language is choppy and lacks poetic quality. Language ability gives the audience insight into his mindset (he’s going crazy with jealousy).
Who are Iago and Cassio talking about as Othello watches from behind the curtain? Who does Othello think they are talking about? Bianca; Desdemona
What does Bianca give back to Cassio during their conversation as Othello watches? Desdemona’s handkerchief
What does Othello do to Desdemona in Act 4 in front of Lodovico? He hits her.
What is Desdemona’s reaction to Othello’s accusation of infidelity? She just can’t believe it. She can’t even say the word that he’s called her.
What does Emilia think of men? That they are emotionally abusive towards women.
Does Emilia think infidelity in marriage is okay? Yes – if the reward is great enough.
What is the purpose of the “willow” song? Foreshadowing
What does Desdemona ask Emilia to put on her bed? Wedding sheets
What does Othello ask Desdemona to have Emilia do? Leave Desdemona alone in the bedroom.
What does Iago ask Roderigo to do at the end of Act 4? Murder Cassio.
Why does Iago tell Roderigo to murder Cassio? So that Othello and Desdemona will not be able to leave Cyprus right away since Cassio was supposed to be the new governor.
Which character suspects that a “vile knave” is behind Othello’s angry actions? Emilia
What happened to Roderigo’s money and jewels? Iago took them for himself. (Thus I ever make my fool my purse)
Who, ironically, does Desdemona ask for after Othello storms out on her? Iago

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