- 1 Why did the Duke send for Othello?
- 2 What reasons do Desdemona and Othello give for her going with him to Cyprus?
- 3 Why did Iago cause destruction in Cyprus?
- 4 What is the real reason Iago hates Othello?
- 5 Why does Roderigo hate Othello?
- 6 Why does Othello believe Desdemona’s father won’t be able to punish him for secretly marrying his daughter?
- 7 What do Othello and Desdemona do when they meet each other in Cyprus?
- 8 Why does Cassio kiss Emilia?
- 9 What does Cyprus symbolize in Othello?
- 10 Why do the Venetians and Ottomans both want Cyprus?
- 11 Did Othello slept with Emilia?
- 12 Is Iago jealous of Desdemona?
- 13 Who is more jealous Othello or Iago?
Why did the Duke send for Othello?
Why did the Duke send for Othello? He wanted to know which soldiers to promote. He wanted to send Othello to Cyprus to fight. He says he thinks Othello would win his daughter under the same circumstances, and tells Barbantio to make his best of the situation.
What reasons do Desdemona and Othello give for her going with him to Cyprus?
Desdemona chooses to go with her husband to Cyprus and feels loyalty to him over her father. Iago is using Roderigo to help him in his plans and he has already hatched a plot to make Othello believe Cassio is having an affair with Desdemona – in a double revenge.
Why did Iago cause destruction in Cyprus?
Why does Iago plan Desdemona’s downfall? Find evidence of how Iago’s anger towards Desdemona will benefit him in undermining her reputation. Iago plans Desdemona’s downfall because Roderigo will pay him if she can be with him instead of with Othello.
What is the real reason Iago hates Othello?
Iago says in Act I, Scene 1 that he hates Othello because Othello has passed him over as a lieutenant. In other words, Iago believes that Cassio knows less about fighting than a spinster, or old unmarried woman, does. In addition, Iago suspects that his wife, Emilia, has cheated on him with Othello.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Did Othello slept with Emilia?
At the start of the play we are given two reasons. One is that Cassio has been picked ahead of him as Lieutenant; the other is that he thinks that Othello slept with Iago’s wife, Emilia. After all, who was chosen to take over from Othello in Cyprus at the end of the play but Cassio himself.
Is Iago jealous of Desdemona?
Iago creates the tale of Desdemona and Cassio’s involvement by convenience. Iago so desperately wants Othello to become insane with jealousy, and he initiates this envy and rage by creating lies of Desdemona’s unfaithful- ness. The chance comes when Iago and Othello see Cassio and Desdemona together.
Who is more jealous Othello or Iago?
That being said, it is just as easy to argue that Iago is the more jealous of the two. He is terribly jealous of the fact that Othello promoted Cassio over him, and he is also jealous of Othello’s popularity.