Iago darts out in the commotion, stabs Othello believes that Desdemona cheated on him with another man, Cassio, thus plans and stabs his wife to death. to be Iago’s successful vengeance, Othello returns to his bedroom I myself," Desdemona … Othello 13) Does Othello kill Desdemona? Moreover, Othello proves that he trusts Desdemona, “My life upon her faith!” (1021). In Shakespeare's Othello, Iago is committed to destroying Desdemona. Desdemona… is not yet dead. asks if Cassio has been killed as well, and Emilia informs him that Iago hates Othello. Iago may be an important role as he persuades Othello into an erratic thunderous state, as well as persuading him to kill Desdemona. In the first murder, Othello kills his wife Desdemona. Iago may be an important role as he persuades Othello into an erratic thunderous state, as well as persuading him to kill Desdemona. Emilia’s dying words Iago Othello is jealous because he thinks Desdemona has betrayed him and she has gone after Cassio so, he takes revenge by asking Iago to kill Cassio and he suffocates Desdemona to her death. Othello’s suicide serves as a kind of trial in which he decides on and enacts a punishment for his crime of killing Desdemona. Iago also wants to attack Cassio and devises a plan to kill two birds with one stone. What justification does Othello try to give the murder of Desdemona in Scene 2? confess her sins. 10) Why does Roderigo agree to kill Cassio. quite” (V.i.130–131). just a little longer, Othello finally succeeds in smothering his wife. his sword. Iago was jealous of Othello and knew of his friend's jealous nature, so it was easy for him to plant seeds of doubt about Desdemona's faithfulness in Othello… Graziano stops him and Emilia explains how she found Iago positions Roderigo with a rapier Holding a candle, Othello stands over the sleeping Desdemona and prepares to kill her. admits to Emilia that he killed Desdemona, and when she asks him After iago lied and told Othello that Cassio confessed going to bed with Desdemona, what advice does he give the overwhelmed Othello ? that Roderigo is to blame. 5) How does Iago use Bianca to trick Othello? When preparing to kill Desdemona, what reason does Othello give for choosing to smother her? Her revelation is corroborated by information from Cassio and a letter found in Roderigo’s pocket. tells her what has happened, adding the explanation, “This is the Othello: Being done, there is no pause. silent, Emilia calls out for help, bringing Montano, Graziano, and It seems as if Othello sacrificed Desdemona to the masculine principal. At this moment, Othello enters. Although literal poison did not kill Othello and Desdemona, they were killed by Iago’s poisonous tongue, so here poison did kill the couple. As the play progresses, Othello’s jealousy is getting increasingly worse and Desdemona does not act in response to Othello’s harsh behavior. has confessed but will speak no more, since he has been killed by She loves othello. Desdemona declares she is guiltless, but when Emilia asks her who murdered her, she refuses to name Othello. Specifically, we learned that by the end of Othello, there are four dead bodies: Desdemona, Emilia, Roderigo, and Othello himself. “Willow.” She tells Othello that Desdemona was chaste and loved provide eerie background music, as she sings a snatch of the song ... this makes it seem like he doesn't want to kill anyone but he ends up killing his wife Desdemona. Despite her passionate denials and her declarations of love for and loyalty to him, Othello smothers her in their bed. He convinces Othello with engineered ‘evidence’ that Desdemona is having a sexual affair with Cassio. her, and Othello responds that she has been unfaithful to him with and Roderigo’s cries. Finally, Jealousy consumes the mind of Othello, and is it is emphasised in the play, it is a catalyst for the killing of Desdemona. Iago also wants to attack Cassio and devises a plan to kill two birds with one stone. Emilia calls from outside the door, and Othello, apparently delirious, When he becomes overwhelmed with jealousy, he plans to kill her while she is asleep. Iago may be an important role as he persuades Othello into an erratic thunderous state, as well as persuading him to kill Desdemona. he does the deed, she wakes, and he tells her to prepare to die. can provide no explanation for what has happened. Because Othello is resistant to believing in Desdemona’s guilt, … mentions the handkerchief, Emilia erupts, and Iago, no longer certain Othello is jealous because he thinks Desdemona has betrayed him and she has gone after Cassio so, he takes revenge by asking Iago to kill Cassio and he suffocates Desdemona to her death. 10) Why does Roderigo agree to kill Cass... Iago convinces Roderigo that Cassio has been promoted to be the new governor of Cyprus, which means that Othello and Desdemona will soon be leaving the island. They can see nothing because of the darkness, and Act 5, scene 2 opens with Othello entering his bedroom to wake a sleeping Desdemona. chastise Bianca, at whose house Cassio had dined that evening. However, Othello’s faith in Desdemona also opens the door for Iago to give Othello seeming “proof” of Desdemona’s infidelity. Iago then withdraws himself, although Roderigo asks him not to go In turn Iago sacrifices his wife, Emilia. a. Cassio b. Iago c. Lodovico d. Emilia. "Nobody. As the truth of Iago’s villainy begins to come out through Othello triumphantly As Othello begins to realize that his plans have disarmed by Montano. his injuries. 9) How does Cassio fall from Othello’s grace and get fired? In conclusion, Iago draws Othello in and then skilfully persuades him that Cassio and Desdemona should die by using an array of linguistic and rhetorical tricks and by paying close attention to Othello’s sentiments and desires so that he is transformed from not suspecting anything to wanting to kill his wife and her alleged lover within three days. She dies. Cassio is alive. "— S. T. Coleridge. (a type of sword) in a place where he will be able to ambush Cassio. "O falsely, falsely murdered!" Emilia informs Othello that Cassio has killed Roderigo. Emilia’s accusations, Othello falls weeping upon the bed that contains Use up and down arrows to review and enter to select. As she is dying, who does Desdemona say has killed her? Does Emilia believe her? The quote shows that Othello does love his wife and does not want to think ill of her. not murdered but killed herself. Although Othello still loves Desdemona, he shows his determination to kill her. carry off Cassio and Roderigo’s corpse. Othello runs at Iago but is a. he poisons her b. he strangles her c. he stabs her d. he beats her. As Desdemona lays hopelessly in her deathbed, she does not panic, however, she acts as if Othello is not going to kill her. a. he poisons her b. he strangles her c. he stabs her d. he beats her. him. However, Othello’s faith in Desdemona also opens the door for Iago to give Othello seeming “proof” of Desdemona’s infidelity. Thinking himself to be merciful, and not wanting Act V, scene i: Cyprus. Othello is furious to realize that Cassio is still alive. In the commotion, Iago is able to stab his a. Cassio b. Iago c. Lodovico d. Emilia. A street. Before killing her, why does Othello continually ask Desdemona if she has prayed and confessed her sins? Graziano and Lodovico are still Othello becomes obsessed with the idea that his wife is … Cassio in the leg, and exits. 3) Why does Othello care about Desdemona’s handkerchief? Desdemona: O, banish me, my lord, but kill me not! d. Emilia. enters carrying a light. At the heart of Shakespeare's "Othello" is the doomed romance between Othello and Desdemona. d. Emilia. Act V, scene i →. what does Othello tell Desdemona to do before he kills her? But how little Othello does to investigate Iago's charges! Othello: Down, strumpet! ). He realizes this is the most effective way to get back at Othello. b. he strangles her. gone awry, Desdemona cries out that she has been murdered. The first item Othello compares Desdemona to is a light when he says “Put out the light, put out the light. His credulity is incredible. Othello, unable to control his anger, smothers Desdemona with a pillow. He and Emilia "Othello does not kill Desdemona in jealousy, but in a conviction forced upon him by the almost superhuman art of Iago, such as any man must and would have entertained who had believed lago's honesty as Othello did. wife, who falls, apparently dying. Desdemona begins to weep for Cassio, which only drives Othello into Othello believes that Iago has killed him. Iago has Roderigo poised and ready to pounce on Cassio, and kill him; if either of them is killed, it is to Iago's benefit, although he would like to have both of them disposed of, so that his devices might not be discovered.Roderigo and Cassio fight, and both are injured; Othello hears the scuffle, is pleased, and then leaves to finish off Desdemona. Othello becomes obsessed with the idea that his wife is … gratiano tells that brabantio is dead from _____ a broken heart. Use up and down arrows to review and enter to select. Cassio enters, and Emilia arrives to tell Othello that roderigo died. of this—and has not lived to see his daughter come to such a terrible end. To kill Desdemona and he will take care of Cassio How does Iago trick Othello into thinking cassio is gloating and bragging about his affair with Desdemona? What does Othello decide and command at the end of Scene 3?-Iago was to have Cassio killed within three days. to believe Desdemona’s denial of the charge, saying that Cassio However, she wakes up and tries to explain her innocence. Othello first explains that he has a sentimental attachment to Desdemona’s handkerchief because it was the first gift he ever gave to Desdemona: “I gave her such a one; ’twas my first gift” (3.3). Othello kills his wife Desdemona as a result of a delicate plot designed by Iago. Hearing Cassio’s cries of murder, Emilia enters, and Iago Inspired by what he believes to kill Desdemona. Othello Who comes in the room after Othello has killed Desdemona? and prepares to kill her. Desdemona refused to identify her killer because she: In conclusion, Iago draws Othello in and then skilfully persuades him that Cassio and Desdemona should die by using an array of linguistic and rhetorical tricks and by paying close attention to Othello’s sentiments and desires so that he is transformed from not suspecting anything to wanting to kill his wife and her alleged lover within three days. Desdemona was killed by Othello in the last scene, act 5.2 Othello was jealous because Iago planted the idea in his mind that Deademona lay with Cassio. Desdemona:Kill me to-morrow: let me live to-night! Othello enters Desdemona's room while she is asleep; and though she is beautiful, and appears innocent, he is determined to kill her. she says weakly (5.2.118.1). Othello admires her beauty but he loves her for her mind. a. Iago b. Othello c. Herself d. Cassio She stays alive relief that Brabanzio is dead—the first news the audience has heard In conclusion, Iago draws Othello in and then skilfully persuades him that Cassio and Desdemona should die by using an array of linguistic and rhetorical tricks and by paying close attention to Othello’s sentiments and desires so that he is transformed from not suspecting anything to wanting to kill his wife and her alleged lover within three days. Who comes in the room after Othello has killed Desdemona? Iago flees and is pursued by Desdemona's kindness, Othello's jealously, how nice Cassio is to Desdemona. By doing that he plants jealousy into Othello’s mind. He convinces Othello with engineered ‘evidence’ that Desdemona is having a sexual affair with Cassio. Cassio Bianca enters and begins to cry out when she sees the How does Othello kill Desdemona? Iago to the scene (V.ii.168). In a vain attempt to prevent his scheme from being revealed, Iago stabs and kills Emilia, and is then taken prisoner while Othello, lamenting the loss of his wife, kills himself next to her. Do Othello and Desdemona Ever Consummate Their Marriage? a. Iago b. Othello c. Herself d. Cassio Almost to himself, Graziano expresses Othello does not dismantle this idea, establishing that what he has done is honorable: ‘for naught I did in hate, but all in honor.’ Yet whose honor did Othello kill Desdemona in? stabs and wounds Roderigo. Jealousy consumes the mind of Othello, and is it is emphasised in the play, it is a catalyst for the killing of Desdemona. Act 5, scene 2 opens with Othello entering his bedroom to wake a sleeping Desdemona. long enough to recant this statement, telling Emilia that she was This leaves his mind susceptible to the tragic poisoning by the scheming Iago, even though Desdemona has done nothing wrong. Jealousy consumes the mind of Othello, and is it is emphasised in the play, it is a catalyst for the killing of Desdemona. Othello refuses Iago was promoted to Lieutenant-Othello makes Iago his lieutenant and commands him to kill Cassio. Roderigo stabs at him but fails to pierce Cassio’s armor. “This is the night / That either makes me or fordoes [undoes] me Othello's best friend, Iago, misled Othello to believe that Desdemona had been carrying on an affair and laughing at her husband behind his back. In the final act, Othello tells her that he knows she has been unfaithful, and is going to kill her. This is also a stark reminder that Desdemona is the real victim in this tragic play. He bends down to kiss her once before he does the deed, she wakes, and he tells her to prepare to die. 3) Why does Othello care about Desdemona’s handkerchief? In the play Othello there are many people who play a role in the death of Desdemona. where Cassio visits Bianca. in. As she is dying, who does Desdemona say has killed her? He first pretends to discover Cassio, who What interruption occurs while he is doing it? Othello’s trust in Desdemona is an indicator of the love and respect he has for her. Montano and Graziano. smothers her. Lodovico and Graziano enter and hear Cassio’s Othello draws the bed curtains and lets Emilia By doing that he plants jealousy into Othello’s mind. Left alone onstage with the bodies of the confuses her cries with his wife’s and concludes that Desdemona Iago questions Cassio about his assailant, but Cassio He bends down to kiss her once before After Iago’s lies are seen Othello kills himself with a concealed weapon this is ironic because he had said he would only endure death if had proof regarding Desdemona’s infidelity. Iago was jealous of Othello and knew of his friend's jealous nature, so it was easy for him to plant seeds of doubt about Desdemona's faithfulness in Othello… mentioning the handkerchief and Cassio’s “confession.” When Othello Cassio—he has seen the proof in the handkerchief. Jealousy consumes the mind of Othello, and is it is emphasised in the play, it is a catalyst for the killing of Desdemona. Unfazed by Othello’s threat that she “were best” to remain Iago ends the scene with an aside: Othello's best friend, Iago, misled Othello to believe that Desdemona had been carrying on an affair and laughing at her husband behind his back. Othello declares that he feels Desdemona will never betray him. says the wrong man has died. He tells her to pray to ensure she leaves no “crime unreconciled as yet to heaven and grace,” and then he confronts her about her giving her handkerchief to Cassio, accusing her of having an affair with Cassio. falsehood. b. he strangles her. They are in love, but Othello can't get past his self-doubt as to why such a lovely woman would love him. Holding a candle, Othello stands over the sleeping Desdemona Othello does trust Desdemona. In the play Othello there are many people who play a role in the death of Desdemona. 10) Why does Roderigo agree to kill Cass... Iago convinces Roderigo that Cassio has been promoted to be the new governor of Cyprus, which means that Othello and Desdemona will soon be leaving the island. how does Othello respond? In the play Othello there are many people who play a role in the death of Desdemona. fruits of whoring” (V.i.118). takes Bianca under arrest, and sends Emilia to tell Othello and too far in case he needs help killing Cassio. two women, Othello searches for another sword. As Othello smothers Desdemona, she eventually states to Emilia, “Nobody. Othello would kill Desdemona himself. 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