- 1 What do Othello and Desdemona do when they meet each other in Cyprus?
- 2 How is Othello viewed in Cyprus How do you know?
- 3 Why does Othello move from Venice to Cyprus?
- 4 Who does Othello allow to bring Desdemona to Cyprus?
- 5 Why does Cassio kiss Emilia?
- 6 Who visits Cyprus first?
- 7 Who does Cassio stab?
- 8 What do the Cypriots think of Othello in Act 2?
- 9 What does Cyprus symbolize in Othello?
- 10 What is the time period of Othello?
- 11 Why did Desdemona fall in love with Othello?
- 12 What happens to the threat of a Turkish invasion of Cyprus?
- 13 Why does the Duke want to speak with Othello?
What do Othello and Desdemona do when they meet each other in Cyprus?
Othello arrives safely and greets Desdemona, expressing his devotion to her and giving her a kiss. He then thanks the Cypriots for their welcome and hospitality, and orders Iago to unload the ship. All but Roderigo and Iago head to the castle to celebrate the drowning of the Turks.
How is Othello viewed in Cyprus How do you know?
How is Othello viewed in Cyprus? How do you know? He’s very welcomed there because they know he’s a strong commander who will protect them. You just studied 7 terms!
Why does Othello move from Venice to Cyprus?
The action of The Tragedy of Othello moves to Cyprus when the Turks invade Venice, leading Othello and Desdemona to flee to the military encampment in Cyprus where they mistakenly believe their safety can be assured.
Who does Othello allow to bring Desdemona to Cyprus?
Role in Othello Though Emilia is mentioned in 1.3 when Othello asks Iago to allow his wife to accompany Desdemona to Cyprus as her attendant, the character first appears on stage in 2.1 when she disembarks in Cyprus with Iago, Desdemona, and Roderigo.
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.
Who visits Cyprus first?
In Act II Scene i of Othello, the action moves from Venice to Cyprus. During the course of the journey there had been a storm which has separated the Venetian ships and destroyed the Turkish fleet. Cassio’s ship arrives first.
Who does Cassio stab?
Cassio stabs and wounds Roderigo. Iago darts out in the commotion, stabs Cassio in the leg, and exits.
What do the Cypriots think of Othello in Act 2?
1) The Cypriots perceive Othello by means of a “worthy governor” (line 32) and also provide him with great respect. 2) They make him seem like a larger man rather than a smaller one because they constantly boast about him, talking about how wonderful he is.
What does Cyprus symbolize in Othello?
Ironically, Cyprus was also revered as the birthplace of Venus Aphrodite, the goddess of love, who was reputedly born in ocean foam and washed ashore near Nicosia. Inspired by this amorous deity, Cyprus provides the perfect location for Iago to convince Othello of his wife’s sexual infidelity.
What is the time period of Othello?
Othello is set in Venice, presumably sometime in the latter half of the sixteenth-century. Venice was at war with the Ottoman empire between 1570 and 1573, so the play’s reference to the threat of an attack on Cyprus could reflect a setting sometime during this period.
Why did Desdemona fall in love with Othello?
By his own admission, Desdemona fell in love with Othello’s bravery and for surviving many sorrows and tribulations. She pities his past. Othello, in turn, loves the fact that she admires him. From his point of view, he has a loving, obedient wife who admires his ability to endure dangers.
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 does the Duke want to speak with Othello?
The duke gives Othello the chance to speak for himself. Othello admits that he married Desdemona, but he denies having used magic to woo her and claims that Desdemona will support his story. The duke decides that Othello must go to Cyprus to defend the island from the Turks.