- 1 Who becomes ruler of Cyprus in Othello?
- 2 What does Othello do to Desdemona?
- 3 What does the handkerchief represent in Othello?
- 4 Why is Iago jealous of Othello?
- 5 Why does Roderigo hate Othello?
- 6 Is Desdemona a virgin?
- 7 Who does Desdemona cheat on Othello with?
- 8 Who does Cassio stab Act 2?
- 9 Who said what in Othello?
- 10 How old is Iago in Othello?
- 11 What does the willow tree symbolize in Othello?
- 12 Why does Othello say he is being tormented?
- 13 Why does Desdemona lie about the handkerchief?
Who becomes ruler of Cyprus in Othello?
Cassio is convinced by Iago to ask Desdemona for help in regaining this status. Iago manipulates Cassio’s friendship with Desdemona to make Othello think they are having an affair. Othello orders Iago to kill Cassio, but he is only wounded. Cassio becomes governor of Cyprus after Othello’s death.
What does Othello do to Desdemona?
In saying, “I do suspect the husty moor has leaped into my seat”, Iago is accusing Othello of making love to Emilia. What does Othello do to woo Desdemona? Othello’s mother gave him the handkerchief he eventually gives to Desdemona.
What does the handkerchief represent in Othello?
The handkerchief initially is a gift given to Desdemona by Othello as a love token. It is subsequently symbolically transformed into Desdemona’s bedsheets, which she uses to reveal her true innocence and fidelity to Othello; and finally, Desdemona requests that the bedsheets be used to cover her as a death shroud.
Why is Iago jealous of Othello?
Iago felt that Othello was not suitable to be in charge and wanted it for himself. Iago was so jealous that he didn’t care who died as long as he got what he wanted. He wanted Othello to suffer so bad, he murdered his own wife after she told everybody that Iago was behind everything.
Why does Roderigo hate Othello?
Roderigo hates Othello because he was one of the suitors for Desdemona. He is still in love with Desdemona and hates Othello because she chose Othello over him. One can see why Desdemona rejected him because he is so gullible and easily duped.
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.
Who does Desdemona cheat on Othello with?
Iago convinces Othello that Desdemona is cheating and having an affair with Cassio first by manipulating Othello’s own insecurities. Second, in Cassio’s room, he plants a handkerchief that Othello had given to Desdemona, giving the impression that Desdemona had given the handkerchief to Cassio.
Who does Cassio stab Act 2?
Cassio stabs and wounds Roderigo. Iago darts out in the commotion, stabs Cassio in the leg, and exits.
Who said what in Othello?
(3.3.) Othello says this to Iago after starting to become suspicious about what might be happening between Desdemona and Cassio. A master manipulator, Iago plants a seed of suspicion, but then seemingly hesitates to make any distinct accusations.
How old is Iago in Othello?
Iago is 28 years old. He tells Roderigo, “I have looked upon the world for four times seven years” (I. iii.
What does the willow tree symbolize in Othello?
The willow tree is here a symbol of Desdemona’s sadness and emotion over her lost love, foreshadowing the impending death of this love as well as Desdemona’s own physical death.
Why does Othello say he is being tormented?
Why is Othello so tormented? He thinks Desdemona is in love with Cassio. To take care of Cassio.
Why does Desdemona lie about the handkerchief?
Desdemona simply says she doesn’t have it with her, likely because she doesn’t want to upset him by saying that it’s lost. So instead, she inadvertently upsets him by seeming to confirm that her handkerchief is with her secret lover.