- 1 Why is Othello in Cyprus?
- 2 Who replaced Othello in Cyprus?
- 3 Who becomes ruler of Cyprus in Othello?
- 4 Why do Othello and friends go to Cyprus?
- 5 What happens to the threat of a Turkish invasion of Cyprus?
- 6 Why do the Venetians and Ottomans both want Cyprus?
- 7 Why does Othello slap Desdemona?
- 8 Who did Cassio stab?
- 9 Is Desdemona innocent?
- 10 Why does Roderigo hate Othello?
- 11 Why is Iago jealous of Othello?
- 12 Who is the antagonist in Othello?
- 13 Why does Othello believe Desdemona’s father won’t be able to punish him for secretly marrying his daughter?
- 14 Why does Roderigo want to drown himself?
Why is Othello in Cyprus?
Othello goes to Cyprus per orders of the Duke of Venice. The Turks are sailing to attack Cyprus and, as Othello is known to be a superior commander, the Duke sends him to Cyprus to take command of the soldiers there and protect the island.
Who replaced Othello in Cyprus?
Lodovico. One of Brabanzio’s kinsmen, Lodovico acts as a messenger from Venice to Cyprus. He arrives in Cyprus in Act IV with letters announcing that Othello has been replaced by Cassio as governor.
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.
Why do Othello and friends go to Cyprus?
Othello must go immediately to Cyprus to command its defense, and Desdemona requests to go as well. The Duke grants her wish, and Othello, who must leave that night, delegates Iago to follow later in another ship, bringing Desdemona and whatever else is needed.
What happens to the threat of a Turkish invasion of Cyprus?
What happens to the threat of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus? The turks are destroyed by a storm before they could even get to Cyprus. Montano was glad because he believes Othello is worthy & able to govern Cyprus.
Why do the Venetians and Ottomans both want Cyprus?
The Venetians profited from the island’s production of exports like sugar, cotton, and wine, and they had a longstanding arrangement with Egyptian rulers who protected Venetian interests on the island from Ottoman invaders. Cyprus therefore became the natural focus for subsequent Ottoman expansion.
Why does Othello slap Desdemona?
Othello slaps Desdemona because she is not admitting to being unfaithful to him and he is getting increasingly frustrated with her. He feels as though
Who did Cassio stab?
Cassio stabs and wounds Roderigo. Iago darts out in the commotion, stabs Cassio in the leg, and exits.
Is Desdemona innocent?
Desdemona is a young, innocent girl who has had a privileged and protected upbringing as the governor’s daughter. With a generous spirit and full of vitality, although socially sophisticated she is essentially innocent.
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.
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.
Who is the antagonist in Othello?
Iago is the antagonist of the play; in fact, his character is often cited as one of the clearest examples of an antagonist in all of literature. Iago actively works to thwart Othello by convincing Othello that Desdemona is being unfaithful to him, knowing that this belief will torment Othello.
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 does Roderigo want to drown himself?
Why does Roderigo want to drown himself? He lays out his plan to cheat Roderigo out of his money, to convince Othello that Cassio has slept with Desdemona, and to use Othello’s honest and unsuspecting nature to bring him to his demise.