English – Merchant of Venice Themes

Love Versus Hate There is an element of love in The Merchant of Venice. Bassanio’s courtship of Portia is romantic and passionate. Bassanio praises Portia as a ‘demi-god’ with ‘sugar breath’. Gratiano and Nerissa marry soon after Portia and Bassanio.…

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Othello Act 1, Scene 3 Quotes

“the valiant Moor” the first senator’s description of the Moor, gives him height to fall from “How I did thrive in this fair lady’s love/ And she in mine” Shows Othello and Desdemona’s equal relationship “Let me go with him.”…

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Othello (Character list)

Othello The play’s protagonist & hero. A Christian Moor (black) and general of the armies of Venice, he is an eloquent & physically powerful figure, respected by all those around him. In spite of his elevated status, he is nevertheless…

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Othello Act 4 Study Guide

What is Iago trying to do to Othello at the beginning of Scene 1? He is trying to get him to hide and spy on Cassio. What happens to Othello when Iago tells him that Cassio has bragged about Desdemona?…

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Othello Test Review DC English- Woodard

What are Iago and Othello discussing at the beginning of Act 4? The lost handkerchief what does Othello do after Iago lies about overhearing Cassio brag about being with Desdemona? He goes into a trance-like state Who does Iago send…

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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…

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Othello Literary/Dramatic Devices

Allusion “(Act 3, scene 3, line 442): “”As Dian’s visage””Othello is making reference to the goddess of chasity” Allusion “(Act 4, scene 2, line 88):”” and the moon winks…””Othello once again references Diana or Cynthia the goddess of chasity.” Allusion…

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Othello (Act 1 and 2) Quiz

Parts of a tragic hero GreatGood manHappyTragic flawAccepts everything is his faultDies Iago’s plan Part 1: Convince Roderigo that Cassio and Desdemona are secretly in lovePart 2: Have Roderigo anger CassioPart 3: Get Cassio drunkPart 4: Iago will tell Othello…

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