Who wrote Othello, and what is its genre? Shakespeare, tragedy
What is the main conflict in Othello? Iago ruins Othello and Desdemona’s marriage
What is the climax of Othello? Othello vows with Iago to get revenge on Desdemona
What is the conclusion of Othello? Iago unsuccessfully attempts to kill Cassio, Othello smothers Desdemona with a pillow. Emilia exposes Iago’s deceptions, Othello kills himself, Iago is taken away to be tortured
Who is Othello? Protagonist, Moor that served in the military in Venice, married Desdemona
Who is Iago? convinces Othello to kill Desdemona
Who is Desdemona? Othello’s wife, accused of sleeping with Cassio
Who is Emilia? Iago’s wife and Desdemona’s hand maiden
Who is Cassio? Othello’s lieutenant
Who is Roderigo? Rich, thinks he can buy Desdemona’s love
Who is Brabantio? Desdemona’s father, couldn’t believe Othello married his daughter
Who is Bianca? Cassio’s mistress, in love with Cassio, he treats her like garbage
Who is the duke, or the senators? In charge of Venice, love Othello
Who is Lodovico? Desdemona’s cousin
Who dies in Othello, and who(or what) are they killed by? Desdemona by Othello, Emilia by Iago, Roderigo by Cassio, Brabantio of grief, Othello by himself
What are the main themes in Othello? Jealousy, manipulation, hatred
What is the handkerchief a symbol of? love & trust, Othello’s background
What is a monologue? An extended speech spoken by one character
What is a soliloquy? One character speaks alone on stage, revealing his or her thoughts
What is a dialogue? A conversation between two or more people
What is an antithesis? Contrasting or combining two terms, phrases or clauses with opposed meanings
What is rhetoric? type of language used to have a certain effect or persuasion towards a certain viewpoint or perspective
What is logos? persuasion of the speaker based on logical thinking
What is ethos? ethical appeal; a strategy to persuade a reader using the character of the author
What is pathos? persuasion through emotion
What is bathos? unintended result of a writers attempt at pathos or emotional appeal
What is an example of logos persuasion? The data is perfectly clear: this investment has consistently turned a profit year-over-year, even in spite of market declines in other areas.
What is an example of ethos persuasion? As a doctor, I am qualified to tell you that this course of treatment will likely generate the best results.
What is an example of pathos persuasion? If we don’t move soon, we’re all going to die!