Othello Final Review

Why did Cassio give the handkerchief to Bianca? To make a copy because he knows Desdemona will want it back soon.
Who is Lodovico in relation to Desdemona? They are cousins.
What is ironic about Cassio taking over for Othello when Othello returns to Venice? Cassio has no job because he was fired, but now he has a better job.
What does Emilia reveal to Desdemona about her feelings on cheating? She says that she would cheat on Iago; that women cheat on their men all the time.
What does Othello say when he confesses to Desdemona’s death? He calls Desdemona a liar and says that she will go to hell.
Desdemona blames which person for her murder? She blames herself.
When Emilia enters the room, why does Othello draw the curtains around the bed? Othello draws the curtains around the bed so Emelia cannot see Desdemona’s dead body on the bed.
When Othello says he will kill Desdemona for what (in order) does she plead? First she asks for mercy, then she asks to be banished, then killed tomorrow, then killed in a half an hour, then she asks to let her say one more prayer, and then…she is dead.
As Emilia is talking to Bianca, how does her attitude begin to change about prostitution? She disrespects Bianca for being a prostitute, whereas before she was accepting of it.
What is one thing Roderigo is upset about at this point in Act IV? He has been giving all his money to Iago, but he still doesn’t have a relationship with Desdemona.
What is Roderigo’s plan before he leaves Cyprus? He’s going to visit Desdemona and ask for his jewels back. If she doesn’t give them back, he will go and beat up Iago until he gets his money back
What is Iago’s plan to help Roderigo? He’s going to have Roderigo kill Cassio, and once Cassio is gone, he can then have Desdemona.
What is a shroud and how will Desdemona’s wedding sheets be used at the end of this play? A shroud is a sheet in which you wrap a dead person.At the end of the play they are used to wrap her body in
Why do women cheat according to Emilia? Their husbands taught them.
What are the reasons why Iago wants Cassio dead? Cassio makes Iago look ugly and he may talk to Othello, thus ruining the plan.
Describe the fight that takes place between Roderigo and Cassio? How does Iago interfere? Cassio comes down the street, Rodrigo tries to stab him but he misses. Cassio instead stabs Roderigo and he falls, and then Iago stabs Cassio in the leg.
How is Gratiano related to Desdemona? He is her uncle.
Who does Iago blame for Cassio’s attack? He blames Bianca.
Why does Iago want to kill Rodrigo? Rodrigo is going to ask for his money back
Who goes to Venice to tell the Venetians about what has happened in Cyprusl? Lodovico
Who inherits everything? Gratiano
What does Othello do in the final scene before he falls on the bed? He kisses Desdemona.
According to Gratino who else in Cyprus is dead? Barbantio
What are the events that lead up to Emilia’s death? Othello tries to stab Iago but is disarmed by Montano. Then, Iago stabs Emilia and runs away
Who runs after Iago? Montano
Where does Emilia die? In the bed next to Desdemona
Who does Othello wound before he dies? Iago
To whom does Othello apologize? Cassio
What is the one thing the other characters never find out? Iago’s reasons for all his manipulations.
what did they find in Rodrigo’s pockets? Three letters explaining the details about the murders
What else does Rodrigo tell them before he dies? Rodrigo talks about how Iago tried to kill him.
What does Emilia say about the handkerchief? She said she found it and gave it to Iago.
What are some of the resolutions to the play? Cassio will rule in Cyprus.Iago will be tortured in Cyprus.Othello will be taken back to Venice.
How does Othello die? He commits suicide by stabbing himself.
Who, according to Lodovico, inherits all of Othello’s wealth? Gratiano
Roderigo “Tush, never tell me! I take it much unkindly that thou, Iago, who has had my purse as it the strings were thine, shouldst know.”
Iago ” This countercaster, he, in good time, must his lietenant be, And I- gloss bless the mark!- his moorship ancient.”
Iago “Tis the course of service, preferment goes by letter and affection, and not by old gradation, where each second stood heir to the first.”
Iago “I follow him to serve my turn upon him.”
Iago “I am not what i am”
Brabantio ” The worser welcome. I have charged thee no to haunt about my doors. I honest plainess thou hast heard me say, my daughter is not for thee”
Brabantio “Thou art a villian”
Iago “Though i do hate him as i do Hell pains, yet for necessity of present life, I must show out of flag and sign of love, which is need a sign.”
Brabantio ” Oh heaven, how got she out? Oh, treason of blood! Fathers, from hence trust your daughter’s minds.”
Iago ” Yet do i hold in very stuff o’ the conscience to do not contrived murder.”
Othello “Let him do his spite. My services which i have done the signiory shall out tongue his complaints.”
Othello “My parts, my title, and my perfect soul shall manifest me rightly. Is it they?”
Iago “By Janus I think not.”
Othello “Keep up four bright swords for the dew will rust them.”
Barbantio ” O thou, foul thief, where hast thou stowed my daughter? Damned as thou art, tho has inchanted her.”
Barbantio “She is abused, stol’n from me and corrupted by spells and medicines brought of montebacks.”
Othello ” Rude am I in speech, and little blest with the soft phrase of peace.”
Brabantio ” A maiden never bold, of spirits so still and quiet that her motion blushed at herself, and she- in spite of nature, of years, of country, credit everything- To fall in love with what she feared to look on.”
Othello “She loved me for the dangers I had passed, and i loved her that she did pity them.”
Brabantio “Come hither moor, I never do give thee that with all my heart which, but thou has already, with all my heart i would keep thee.”
Duke “To mourn a mischief that is past and gone is to the next way to draw new mischief.”
Desdemonia “That I did love the Moor to live with him.”
Othello “So please your grace, my ancient, a man he is honesty and trust, to his conveyance i assign my wife.”
Brabantio “Look to her, moor, it thou hast eyes to see. She has decieved her father, and may thee.”
Othello “My life upon her faith.”
Iago ” When she is sated with his body, she will find the error in her choice.”
Iago ” I hate the Moor, and it is though abroad that ‘twixt my sheets he’s done my office.”
Iago “The moor is of a free and open nature that thinks men honest that but seem to be so.”
Othello “Amen to that, sweet powers!I cannot speak enough of this content,It stops here; it is too much of joy.And this, and this, the greatest discords be.”
Iago “He takes her by the palm; ay well said, whisper. With as little a web as this will I ensnare as great a fly as Cassio.”
Iago “O, you are well tuned now, but I’ll set down the pegs that make this music, as honest as I am.”
Iago “The Lieutenant tonight watches on the court of guard. First, I must tell thee this: Desdemona is directly in love with him.”
Iago “When the blood is made dull with the act of sport, there should be, again to inflame it and to give satiety a fresh appetite, loveliness in favor, sympathy in years, manners, and beauties, all which the Moor is defective in.”
Iago “And nothing can or shall content my soulTill I am even’d with him, wife for wife;Or failing so, yet that I put the MoorAt least into a jealousy so strongThat judgment cannot cure.”
Cassio “Not tonight, good Iago. I have very poor and unhappy brains for drinking. I could well wish courtesy would invent some other custom of entertainment.”
Iago “If I can fasten but one cup upon himWith that which he hath drunk tonight already,He’ll be as full of quarrel and offenseAs my young mistress’ dog.”
Iago “You see this fellow that is gone before?He’s a soldier fit to stand before CaesarAnd give direction; and do but see his vice.’Tis to his virtue a just equinox,The one as long as th’ other.”
Othello “Iago is most honest.”
Cassio “Reputation, reputation, reputation! O, I havelost my reputation! I have lost the immortal part of myself and what remains is bestial. My reputation, Iago, my reputation!”
Iago “Confess yourself freely to her;importune her help to put you in your place again.”
Iago “How am I then a villainTo counsel Cassio to this parallel courseDirectly to his good? Divinity of hell!When devils do the blackest sins put on,They do suggest at first with heavenly shows,As I do now.”
Iago “So will I turn her virtue into pitch,And out of her own goodness make the netThat shall enmesh them all.”
Iago “Two things are to be done.My wife must move for Cassio to her mistress.I’ll set her on.Myself [the] while to draw the Moor apartAnd bring him jump when he may Cassio findSoliciting his wife. Ay, that’s the way.Dull not device by coldness and delay.”
Where does scene 1 take place? Cyprus
How many groups of ships are here? 3
Who is Iago’s wife? Emilia
What happened to the Turks’ fleet? It got destroyed in the tempest.
Who is the governor of Cyprus? Montano
What does Cassio tell the others about Desdemona? She is so beautiful that words can’t describe her
What does Cassio make everyone do? Kneel before Desdemona
Who does Desdemona ask for right away? Othello
What does Cassio do to Emelia? He kisses her.
What does iago say about women in general? They use “womanly ways” to get what they want (sex, beauty…)
How does Desdemona react to Iago’s rude comments about women? She laughs and plays along.
What does Iago compare Desdemona and Othello to? String instruments
When Iago says “as honest as I am” what is this an example of? Verbal irony (he does not really mean that he’s honest)
What does Iago tell Roderigo? That desdemona really loves Cassio now.
Why would Desdemona fall for Cassio? (not that she actually does) Cassio is young, handsome, high ranking, immoral
Why would Desdemona fall out of love with Othello? (not that she actually does) He is older, lacks sympathy, ugly, stories are exaggerated
What does Iago want Roderigo to do? Provoke Cassio to make him look bad.
What are some negative characteristics of Cassio? Rash and sudden, can’t handle alcohol
In addition to Othello, who else does Iago think slept with Emelia? Cassio
What is Iago’s plan? To make Othello so jealous he goes crazy.
What vice does Iago tell Montano that Cassio suffers from? drunkenness
What does Cassio mean when he tells Iago that he’s hurt beyond all surgery? Cassio has had his reputation hurt, and there is no surgery to fix that.
What advice does Iago give Cassio to get back his reputation? Appeal to Desdemona to appeal to her husband on Cassio’s behalf, since Othello cares so much about what his wife thinks.
Iago says that he will turn Desdemona’s virtue into____? pitch
What is a nuptial ceremony? marriage
Who gets physically injured in the drunken fight? Montano
Describe the marriage customs of the 16th century Men made decisions; fathers chose who and when daughters married; marriage=business transaction.
How does Shakespeare get the audience’s attention at the beginning of the play? Starts with a fight, with vulgar language, or with sexual innuendos.
Why does Iago hate Othello? Iago was up for a promotion, but Othello gave Cassio the position of lieutenant.
Why is Roderigo upset with Othello? He wanted to marry Desdemona.
How do Iago and Roderigo plan to get revenge on Othello? They go to Brabantio in the middle of the night to tell on Othello.
Name two of Iago’s character traits. What does he say that lets us know he is this way? Racist: refers to Othello as a Barbary horse Two-faced: Says, “I am not what I am.” Also–plots against Othello while pretending to be on his side.
Name Two of Brabantio’s character traits. What does he say that lets us know he is this way? Racist: assumes his daughter must have been wooed by magic or potions. She couldn’t possibly fall in love with a black man.Hurt/Angry: disowns Desdemona because he felt lied to.
How does Brabantio react to the news of Desdemona marrying Othello? He freaks out, calls up his servants to hunt down Othello, and demands that Othello be put to death. Then, he disowns Desdemona.
How does Brabantio think Othello “wooed” Desdemona? With magic and potions.
How does Othello say he “wooed” Desdemona? By telling her his life story. She fell in love with him.
What does the Duke promise to do for Brabantio? To kill the man who stole his daughter.
How does the Duke’s reaction change once he finds out the “thief” is Othello? He says that his daughter would be wooed by Othello’s story, too. He pardons Othello.
What does the Duke say to “comfort” Brabantio? Does he seem sincere? The Duke tells Brabantio a bunch of cliched statements. He’s pretty much telling him to get over it, so he is not sincere.
What kind of girl does Brabantio think Desdemona is? Does he really know his daughter? Quiet, shy, she blushes at her own reflection. He obviously doesn’t know his daughter if she’s capable of getting married in secret.
Brabantio says to Othello, “Look to her, Moor, if thou hast eyes to see: She has deceived her father and may thee.” What does this mean? Desdemona will deceive Othello just as she deceived her father.
Why does Iago talk about gardens and gardeners with Roderigo? Gardens=our emotions, our lusts, our impulses.We are the gardeners. We have choices of what “to plant.” We must be logical instead of lustful.
What does Iago mean by, “Thus do I ever make my fool my purse”? Who is the fool? Iago plans to use Roderigo, who is a fool, to get rich.
What does Iago accuse Othello of? (In the soliloquy.) Iago heard a rumor–Othello slept with Emilia (Iago’s wife).
What does Iago plan to do to get back at Othello? (In the soliloquy.) To make Othello think that Cassio (the lieutenant) and Desdemona are having an affair.
Brabantio says to Iago, “Thou art a villain.” Iago replies, “You are a senator.” What makes these lines funny? Brabantio IS a senator. Iago is pretty much saying, “Well, duh. Of course I’m a villain.”
Iago to Roderigo I have already chose my officer.”And what was he?Forsooth, a great arithmetician,One Michael Cassio, a Florentine
Iago to Roderigo But I will wear my heart upon my sleeveFor daws to peck at. I am not what I am.
Iago to Brabantio Zounds, sir, you’re robbed! For shame, put on your gown.Your heart is burst, you have lost half your soul.Even now, now, very now, an old black ramIs tupping your white ewe. Arise, arise
Roderigo to Brabantio …Straight satisfy yourself.If she be in her chamber or your house,Let loose on me the justice of the stateFor thus deluding you.
Brabantio to Roderigo Oh, heaven, how got she out? Oh, treason of the blood!Fathers, from hence trust not your daughters’ mindsBy what you see them act. Is there not charmsBy which the property of youth and maidhoodMay be abused?
Iago to Othello Though in the trade of war I have slain men,Yet do I hold it very stuff o’ th’ conscienceTo do no contrived murder. I lack iniquitySometimes to do me service
Othello to Iago Let him do his spite.My services which I have done the signioryShall out-tongue his complaints. ‘Tis yet to know—Which, when I know that boasting is an honor,I shall promulgate
Othello to Brabantio Keep up your bright swords, for the dew will rust them.
Brabantio to Othello Damned as thou art, thou hast enchanted her!For I’ll refer me to all things of sense
Othello to Duke If you do find me foul in her reportThe trust, the office I do hold of you,Not only take away, but let your sentenceEven fall upon my life
Second senator to other senators and Duke As in these cases, where the aim reports’Tis oft with difference—yet do they all confirmA Turkish fleet, and bearing up to Cyprus.
Othello to Duke She loved me for the dangers I had passed,And I loved her that she did pity them.This only is the witchcraft I have used.Here comes the lady. Let her witness it.
Duke to Brabantio I think this tale would win my daughter too.Good Brabantio. Take up this mangled matter at the best.
Brabantio to Othello Look to her, Moor, if thou hast eyes to see.She has deceived her father, and may thee.
Iago to Roderigo A pox of drowning thyself! ‘Tis clean out of the way. Seek thou rather to be hanged in compassing thy joy than to be drowned and go without her.
What is the purpose of the clown? It provides comic relief.
What does Othello’s request for Iago to deliver the letters to the ship’s captain show about his opinion of Iago? Othello trusts him.
What are Iago’s motives during his conversation with Othello when he sees Desdemona and Cassio together? He wants to make Othello think that Desdemona and Cassio are having an affair.
Othello demands proof before he believes that his wife is cheating on him. What does Iago offer? IIago said that he saw Cassio wipe his beard with Desdemona’s handkechief. He roomed with Cassio and couldn’t sleep;he said Cassio was talking in his sleep about Desdemona and how she should leave Othello.
Why does Iago bring up that Desdemona decieved her father? This gets Othello to believe that if Desdemona lied once, she will lie again.
What does Desdemina’s willingness to help Cassio say about her personality? She is kind and is willing to help people in need.
What change do we see in Othello? He begins as a loving husband, but by the end of this act, he is full of anger, hatred, and murderous thoughts about Desdemona.
What is Othello saying about Desdemona’s hand? What is he insinuating? He says that her hand is moist and hot and her hands are like people who are in love.
Why is the handkerchief magical? The Egyptian made it for Othello’s mother, and Othello’s mother gave it to Othello for his future wife.
Why is Othello telling Desdemona the story of the handkerchief? He is trying to make Desdemona feel guilty for losing it.
Iago’s goal may be to make Othello jealous, but who is the REAL jealous soul? Iago is jealous because Othello didn’t give him the promotion.
How did Cassio get Desdemona’s handkerchief? He found it in his room, where Iago had planted it.
Who is Bianca and what does she think about the handkerchief? She is a prostitute; she thinks the handkerchief came from another women that Cassio is having and affair with.
Why does Cassio give Bianca the hankerchief? He loves the design and wants Bianca to have it copied.
How are Bianca and Desdemona considered “dichotomies” (opposites)? Bianca is a prostitute whereas Desdemona is married and loyal.
They are not ever jealous for the cause, But jealous for they are jealous. ‘Tis a monster Begot upon itself, born on itself. Emilia
There’s magic in the web of it. Othello
I think my wife be honest, and think she is not. I think that thou art just, and think thou are not. I’ll have some proof. Othello
Farewell! Othello’s occupation’s gone! Othello
Oh, now forever Farewell the tranquil mind! Farewell content! Othello
Trifles light as air Are to the jealous confirmations strong As proofs of Holy Writ. Iago
Do not chide, I have a thing for you. Emilia
I do not think but Desdemona’s honest. Othello
No, Iago, I’ll see before I doubt, when I doubt, prove, And on the proof, there is no more but this — Away at once with love or jealousy! Othello
Utter my thoughts? Why, say they are vile and false Iago
Men should be what they seem, Or those that be not, would they might seem none! Iago
No, sure, I cannot think it, That he would steal away so guilty-like, Seeing you coming. Iago
“I’ll send her to you presently,And I’ll devise a mean to draw the MoorOut of the way, that your converse and businessMay be more free.” Iago, Cassio
“Good morrow, good lieutenant. I am sorryFor your displeasure, but all will sure be well.The General and his wife are talking of it,And she speaks for you stoutly.” Emilia, Cassio
“The Moor repliesThat he you hurt is of great fame in CyprusAnd great affinity, and that in wholesome wisdomHe might not but refuse you.” Emilia, Cassio
“These letters give, Iago, to the pilotAnd by him do my duties to the Senate.” Othello, Iago
“I am glad of this, for now I shall have reasonTo show the love and duty I bear youWith franker spirit” Iago, Othello
“She did deceive her father, marrying you,And when she seemed to shake and fear your looks,She loved them most” Iago, Othello
“Do not doubt that. Before Emilia here,I give thee warrant of thy place. Assure thee.If I do vow a friendship, I’ll perform itTo the last article.” Desdemona, Cassio
“She’s gone, I am abused, and my reliefMust be to loathe her. O curse of marriage….” Othello, Soliloquy
“Villain, be sure thou prove my love a *****!Be sure of it. Give me the ocular proof” Othello, Iago
“O, beware, my lord, of jealousy!It is the green-eyed monster which doth mockThe meat it feeds on.” Iago, Othello
“Was not that Cassio parted from my wife?” Othello, Iago
“Believe me, I had rather have lost my purseFull of crusadoes. And but my noble MoorIs true of mind and made of no such basenessAs jealous creatures are, it were enoughTo put him to ill thinking.” Desdemona, Emilia
“There’s magic in the web of it.” Othello, Desdemona
“‘Tis not a year or two shows us a man.They are but stomachs, and we all but food;They eat us hungerly, and when they are fullThey belch us.” Emilia, Desdemona
“But jealous souls will not be answered so.They are not ever jealous for the cause,But jealous for they’re jealous. It is a monsterBegot upon itself, born on itself.” Emilia, Desdemona
“O, Cassio, whence came this?This is some token from a newer friend.” Bianca, Cassio
“I know not neither. I found it in my chamber.I like the work well. Ere it be demanded,As like enough it will, I would have it copied.Take it, and do’t, and leave me for this time.” Cassio, Bianca

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