Othello Study Guide

What is Rodregio complaining about in this opening scene? He is complaining about Desdemona marrying another man, although he is paying Iago.
Why does Iago say he hates Othello so much? Iago hates Othello because he gave Cassio the promotion, and he claims he slept with his wife, Emilia.
What does Iago mean when he says, “In following him, I follow but my self?” Iago means he has more motives, and he is equal to Othello.
What do Iago and Rodergio hope to accomplish by shouting insulting remarks about Othello and Desdemona under Brabantio’s window. Iago and Roderigo hope to anger Brabantio and have Desdemona taken from Othello.
How does Brabantio react to the news Iago and Roderigo tell him? Brabantio reacts by saying she is unhappy with Othello, he is furious.
What are Othello and Iago talking about in the beginning of Act one Scene two Othello and Iago are talking about Othello’s marriage to Destamonia
When Iago warns Othello that Branantio is much-loved and may try and separate him and Desdemona, what is Othello’s answer and what does this tell about his values? “As a double to the duke’s he will divorce you or but upon you want restraint and are variance. The law with all its might to enforce it on will him cable.” This means that Brabantio has huge powers and can end the marriage. Tells that Othello values his marriage.
What does Othello mean when he says, “My parts, my title, and my perfect soul/ Shall manifest me rightly?” Othello is saying that he has done no wrong, but has a good title and so he has no fear of what will happen.
According to Brabantio how has Othello seduced his daughter? Kidnaping and black magic
How does Othello avoid going to jail? He is summoned by the Duke.
In response to Brabantio’s accusation that Othello has bewitched his daughter, Othello explains how she fell in love with him. How did it happen? Desdemona fell in love when she heard the stories of his past
What is Brabantio’s reaction to Desdemona’s acknowledging her marriage? He begrudgingly blesses the marriage
What is the point of Iago’s “Virtue is a fig” speech? To tell Roderigo that he is just lusting over Desdemona, he does not love her
What is the new Elizabethan philosophy behind the “Virtue is a fig” speech? The speech depicts the idea that a man can make his own life with self improvement
At the end of scene one what is the second reason that Iago gives for hating Othello Othello slept with Iago’s wife
What is Iago’s plan for revenge Iago plans to have a Othello be embarrassed when Rodergio suduces Desdamona
What happened with the Turkish fleet that was going to attack the city Broken up in the storm
How does Iago speak to/about Desdemona He is rude and sexist
What does the Iago’s advice to the lovesick Roderigo reveal about what he thinks of Desdemonas love for a Othello Iago tells him to make a Othello angry, and unfaithful
What does Iago’s of last speech in scene to act one reveal about his attitude towards a Othello Iago has huge hate for othello
How does Iago dishonor Casio in act two scene two He gets him drunk
What does Iago advise Casio to do in order to be reinstated Show him that you’re really sorry
Does Desdemona promise Cassio She will put in a good word for Cassio to get the job back
As Cassio pleads his case to Desdemona, Othello and Iago approach. Why does Iago comment, “Ha, I like not that?” To plant doubt in Othello
What is the principal strategy that Iago uses over and over in the screen to convince Othello that his wife has betrayed him with Cassio Planting doubt
What does Othello begin to question about himself Desdemona’s ability to love him
What does Desdemona lose and who gets it A hankief and Emelia finds it and gives it to Iago
Who dies Desdemona, Rodergio, Emila and Othello