Othello Act 3 Quotes

-Iago-CassioExplication: He will send Desdemona to Cassio and will find Othello and figure out a way for Desdemona and Othello to talk so he can promote Cassio “I’ll send her to you presently,And I’ll devise a mean to draw the MoorOut of the way, that your converse and businessMay be more free.”
-Emilia-Cassio Explication: She is telling him Othello and Desdemona are discussing his job and not to worry because Desdemona is speaking highly of him “Good morrow, good lieutenant. I am sorryFor your displeasure, but all will sure be well.The General and his wife are talking of it,And she speaks for you stoutly.”
-Emilia-CassioExplication: Because Cassio injured Montano a popular figure in Cyprus, Othello can’t allow himself to give Cassio his position back. He doesn’t do it out of hate, but because he has to preserve his own reputation. “The Moor repliesThat he you hurt is of great fame in CyprusAnd great affinity, and that in wholesome wisdomHe might not but refuse you.”
-Othello-IagoExplication: Iago gives letters to the ships captain who brought him here and asks him to pay respects to the Senate of Venice and now that is done he is gong to walk on the forbidden walls. “These letters give, Iago, to the pilotAnd by him do my duties to the Senate.”
– Iago -OthelloExplication: (DRAMATIC IRONY) Othello wants Iago to tell him what is going on between Desdemona/Cassio. Iago is now saying he has the chance to tell Othello and show him friendship but Iago doesn’t actually like Othello. “I am glad of this, for now I shall have reasonTo show the love and duty I bear youWith franker spirit”
-Iago -OthelloExplication: Iago is repeating Barbantios words creating doubt in Othello’s mind (what makes you think just because she loves you she wont do the same to you.) “She did deceive her father, marrying you,And when she seemed to shake and fear your looks,She loved them most”
– Desdemona -CassioExplication: Desdemona always goes above and beyond. “Do not doubt that. Before Emilia here,I give thee warrant of thy place. Assure thee.If I do vow a friendship, I’ll perform itTo the last article.”
Speaker: OthelloAudience: HIMSELF Explication: He feels betrayed by his wife and says the only way to take his revenge is to kill Desdemona “She’s gone, I am abused, and my reliefMust be to loathe her. O curse of marriage….”
-Othello-IagoExplication: Othello wants visual proof of Desdemona infidelity, but Iago can only provide circumstantial evidence and stories. “Villain, be sure thou prove my love a *****!Be sure of it. Give me the ocular proof”
– Iago-OthelloExplication: (DRAMATIC IRONY) Iago is a jealous person and knows how jealousy can eat you up, out of his own experiences “O, beware, my lord, of jealousy!It is the green-eyed monster which doth mockThe meat it feeds on.”
-Othello-IagoExplication: Iago’s plan of showing the relationship between Cassio and Desdemona is becoming more evident. “Was not that Cassio parted from my wife?”
-Desdemona -Emilia Explication: She would prefer to have lost all her money than the handkerchief and it could badly influence Othello and he may think she gave it away or that it was not important enough “Believe me, I had rather have lost my purseFull of crusadoes. And but my noble MoorIs true of mind and made of no such basenessAs jealous creatures are, it were enoughTo put him to ill thinking.”
-Othello-Desdemona Explication: Othello is explaining how important the handkerchief is to him and its loss would bring ruin and sadness. “There’s magic in the web of it.”
-Emilia -Desdemona Explication: Emilia is talking about men how they are the same (Iago, Othello) and once finished he “belches” the women, gets rid of her since no use left. “‘Tis not a year or two shows us a man.They are but stomachs, and we all but food;They eat us hungerly, and when they are fullThey belch us.”
-Emilia -DesdemonaExplication: People are jealous naturally not because a certain cause, but a monstrous feeling from when they are born. “But jealous souls will not be answered so.They are not ever jealous for the cause,But jealous for they’re jealous. It is a monsterBegot upon itself, born on itself.”
-Bianca -CassioExplication: Bianca is asking/ assuming the handkerchief Cassio has came from another lover that could challenge her. “O, Cassio, whence came this?This is some token from a newer friend.”
-Cassio-Bianca Explication: I don’t know, I found it in my room, it’s pretty, someone is looking for it, I have to give it back. I want it copied, take it and do that for me and leave me alone for a while. “I know not neither. I found it in my chamber.I like the work well. Ere it be demanded,As like enough it will, I would have it copied.Take it, and do ‘t, and leave me for this time.”