- 1 Why does Iago tell Roderigo to go to Cyprus?
- 2 What does Iago tell Roderigo to do during the first night they are in Cyprus?
- 3 Where does Iago tell Roderigo?
- 4 How does Iago convince Roderigo to stay in Cyprus?
- 5 Why does Othello believe Desdemona’s father won’t be able to punish him for secretly marrying his daughter?
- 6 Why is Roderigo so unhappy about Desdemona’s marriage?
- 7 Why does Cassio kiss Emilia?
- 8 What is Iago’s plan once they get to Cyprus to ruin Othello?
- 9 Who does Cassio stab?
- 10 Is Desdemona a virgin?
- 11 Why does Iago tell Roderigo not to kill himself?
- 12 Who kills Iago?
- 13 Why does Roderigo want to leave Cyprus?
- 14 How does Roderigo die in Othello?
- 15 What is Iago’s real plan concerning Othello?
Why does Iago tell Roderigo to go to Cyprus?
So, he tells Roderigo to save up his money (which is what he means when he says ‘put money in thy purse’) and follow the army to Cyprus. He thinks it will be easier to be rid of Othello when they are away from Venice, and he can use Roderigo as a scapegoat.
What does Iago tell Roderigo to do during the first night they are in Cyprus?
“ Put but money in thy purse,” Iago tells Roderigo repeatedly in the paragraph that spans lines 329 – 351, urging him to follow him to Cyprus. Iago promises to work everything out from there.
Where does Iago tell Roderigo?
Towards the end of act 2, scene 1, Iago lies to Roderigo by telling him that Desdemona is infatuated with Michael Cassio.
How does Iago convince Roderigo to stay in Cyprus?
Iago convinces him to stay by saying that he still has a chance to get Desdemona now that Cassio is out of the picture. Roderigo’s presence has given Iago the money he needs and has gotten Cassio out the position he wants.
Why does Othello believe Desdemona’s father won’t be able to punish him for secretly marrying his daughter?
Iago acts as if he is on Othello’s side, even though he has expressed he cannot say anything negative about Othello. He also says that he believes that they will not “punish” Othello for marrying Desdemona because Othello is needed in the war against Cyprus. Othello is his stoic self.
Why is Roderigo so unhappy about Desdemona’s marriage?
Why is Roderigo so unhappy about Othello’s marriage? Roderigo is unhappy about the marriage because he is in love with Desdemona. 2. Iago is upset with Othello because Othello promoted Cassio instead of Iago.
Why does Cassio kiss Emilia?
Cassio welcomes Desdemona and Emilia—flirtatiously kissing Emilia. Iago quips that if Emilia would kiss Cassio’s lips as deftly as she whips him (Iago) with her tongue, Cassio would be over her quickly. As Iago mocks his wife for being a nag, Desdemona tries to defend her. Desdemona then asks Iago his opinion of women.
What is Iago’s plan once they get to Cyprus to ruin Othello?
As an old soldier himself, Iago’s relatively lowly position in the military is a source of extreme bitterness and anger. As a result, Iago hatches a dastardly plan to gain revenge. He is going to destroy Othello by convincing him that his wife, Desdemona, is cheating on him with Cassio.
Who does Cassio stab?
Cassio stabs and wounds Roderigo. Iago darts out in the commotion, stabs Cassio in the leg, and exits.
Is Desdemona a virgin?
Shakespeare scholar Harold Bloom thinks that Desdemona’s virginity is the big driving question of the play. Bloom argues that Othello and Desdemona never had sex—that Desdemona actually dies a virgin. After all, Othello says it explicitly.
Why does Iago tell Roderigo not to kill himself?
Roderigo tells Iago he will “ incontinently drown” himself because Othello’s marriage to Desdemona has been approved.
Who kills Iago?
Othello then kills himself. Iago is taken off to be tortured but – as the curtain falls – is still not killed.
Why does Roderigo want to leave Cyprus?
Roderigo wants to go back to Venice and forget his pursuit of Desdemona. Iago says this to make him stay Put money in thy purse. it was her first present from Othello, it has magic in it, and it is an heirloom from Othello’s family.
How does Roderigo die in Othello?
Iago takes the jewelry Roderigo thinks he’s giving to Desdemona and sells it for a profit. All Roderigo does in response is to fall for Iago’s smooth talking again and again. In the end, Roderigo dies— stabbed in the back (appropriately enough) by his wingman Iago.
What is Iago’s real plan concerning Othello?
In act 1, scene 3 of Shakespeare’s Othello, Iago’s plan is to have Desdemona’s father, Brabantio, disgrace Othello in front of the Duke and his council —but it fails. Iago then decides to lead Othello to believe that Desdemona is being unfaithful to Othello with Cassio, Othello’s lieutenant.