Othello: Study Guide

Othello Protagonist
Brabantio Desdemona’s father
Emilia Iago’s wife
Iago Antagonist
Michael Cassio Protagonist’s lieutenant
Iago wants his money Why is Iago friends with Roderigo?
Michael Cassio Who does othello make his lieutenant?
Othello picked Cassio to be his lieutenant, not Iago Why does Iago hate othello?
No Is Cassio married?
A North African What is a moor?
A flag-bearer What is an ancient?
Iago. 1 I follow him to serve my turn upon him, we cannot all be masters, nor all masters can be truly followed.
Iago Who is the antagonist and a moral nihilist?
Iago Who has other people do his tasks?
Desdemona Who is othello having sex with?
Roderigo Iago tells someone to go tell Brabantio about Des. and Othello, who?
Brabantio Who does Iago say, “You are a senator”, to?
He is needed for war Why will Othello not get in trouble for his actions?
Brabantio. 1 O heaven! How got she out? O treason of the blood! Fathers, from hence trust not your daughters’ minds by what you see them act. — is there not charms by which the property of youth and maidhood may be abused? Have you not read, Roderigo, of some such thing?
1.2 When does othello speak his first lines?
Iago. 2 With as little a web as this will I ensnare as great a fly as Cassio
Brabantio. 1 Damned as thou art, thou hast enchanted her! For I’ll refer me to all things of sense, if she in chains of magic were not bound, whether a maid so tender, fair, and happy, so opposite to marriage that she shunned the wealthy curl├Ęd darlings of our nation, would ever have, t’ incur a general mock, run from her guard age to the sooty bosom of such things as thou– to fear, not to delight!
Turks Who is attacking othello’s army?
Othello. 1 ‘Twas pitiful, ’twas wondrous pitiful. She wished she had not heard it, yet she wished that heaven had made her such a man. She thanked me, and bade me, if I had a fried that loved her, I should but teach him how to tell my story, and that would woo her. Upon this hint I spake. She loved me for the dangers I had passed, and I loved her that she did pity them.
Iago Who is assigned by othello to watch his wife?
28 How old is Iago?
Iago. 1 Our bodies are our gardens, to the which our wills are gardeners.
A storm destroyed them. What happened to the Turkish fleets?
Cyprus and Venice Where does the play take place?
Montano and Cassio Who fights in 2.3?
Iago. 2 Ay, that’s the way. Dull not device by coldness and delay.
Othello. 4 Goats and monkeys!
Iago. 3 Were they as prime as goats, as hot as monkeys,
Othello. 4 O thou weed, who art so lovely fair, and smell’st so sweet that the sense aches at thee, would thou hadst ne’er been born!
Desire for reconciliation What are wedding sheets symbolic for?
Emilia. 4 O, fie upon them! Some such squire he was that turned your wit the seamy side without and made you to suspect me with the moor.
Desdemona. 4 Unkindness may do much, and his unkindness may defeat my life, but never taint my love.
Iago. 4 Why now I see there’s mettle in thee.
Cassio Who will be replacing othello?
Othello Who does Iago plan to stab?
Grief, unrequited love, infidelity What does the willow song stand for?
Iago. 5 If Cassio do remain, he hath a daily beauty in his life that makes me ugly.
Othello. 5 Thy bed, lust-stained, shall with lust’s blood be spotted.
Iago. 1 For when my outward action doth demonstrate the native act and figure of my heart in complement extern, ’tis not long after but I will wear my heart upon my sleeve for daws to peck at. I am not what I am.
Roderigo. 5 O damned Iago! O inhuman dog!
The whole world What does Emilia say she would cheat for?
Othello. 5 Yet she must die, else she’ll betray more men. Put out the light, and then put out the light. If I quench thee, thou flaming minister, I can again thy former light restore should I repent me. But once out out thy light, thou cunning’st pattern of excelling nature, I know not where is that Promethean heat that can thy light resume.
Othello. 5 Be thus when thou art dead, and I will kill thee and love thee after.
A broken heart What did Desdemona symbolically die from?
Desdemona. 5 Nobody. I myself. Farewell. Commend me to my kind lord. O, farewell.
Othello. 5 She’s a liar gone to burning hell! ‘Twas I that killed her.
Othello. 5 An honest man he is, and hates the slime that sticks on filthy deeds.
Iago. 5 I told him what I thought, and told no more than what he found himself was apt and true.
5.2 When is Emilia’s epiphany?
Iago Who kills Emilia?
Emilia. 5 What did thy song bode, lady? Hark, canst thou hear me? I will play the swan and die in music.
Iago. 5 What you know, you know. From this time forth I never will speak a word.
Othello. 5 Nothing extenuate, nor set down aught in malice. Then must you speak of one that loved not wisely, but too well; of one not easily jealous, but being wrought, perplexed in the extreme; of one whose hand, like the base Judean, threw a pearl away richer than all his tribe; of one whose subdued eyes.
Othello. 5 I kissed thee ere I killed thee. No way but this, killing myself, to die upon a kiss.
Lodovico. 5 Myself will straight aboard, and to the state this heavy act with heavy heart relate.
Bianca Michael Cassio’s mistress
Montano Governor of Cyprus
Lodovico Desdemona’s cousin
Gratiano Desdemona’s uncle
Othello. 3.3 I want him dead within three days
Othello. 2 My soul hath her content so absolute that not another comfort like to this succeeds in unknown fate.
Othello. 2 The purchase made, the fruits are to ensue; that profit’s yet to come ‘tween me and you.
Iago. 2 If consequence do but approve my dream, my boat sails freely both wind and stream.
Montano. 2 And to defend ourselves it be a sin. When violence assails us.
Iago. 2 How am I then a villain to counsel Cassio to this parallel course directly to his good? Divinity of hell!
Iago. 2 So will I turn her virtue into pitch, and out of her own goodness make the net that shall enmesh them all.
Othello. 3 Excellent wretch! Perdition catch my soul but i do love thee! And when I love thee not, chaos is come again.
Othello. 3 And for I know thou ‘rt full of love and honesty and weigh’st thy words before thou giv’st them breath.
Iago O, beware, my lord, of jealousy! It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on. That cuckold lives in bliss who, certain of his fate, loves not his wronger
Othello. 3.3 Your napkin is too little. [The handkerchief falls.]
Othello. 3 There’s magic in the web of it.
Emilia. 3 They are all but stomachs, and we all but food; they eat us hungerly, and when they are full they belch us.
Brabantio. 1.3 Look to her moor, if thou has eyes to see.
Iago. 2 Ay, that’s the way. Dull not device by coldness and delay.
Cyprus Cassio to rule in _______.
Iago. 1 A fellow almost damned in a fair wife, that never set a squadron in the field.
Iago. 3 She did deceive her father, marrying you
Iago. 1 For when my outward action doth demonstrate The native act and figure of my heartIn compliment extern, ’tis not long after But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve For daws to peck at. I am not what I am.
Othello. 2 My blood begins my safer guides to rule, And passion, having my best judgment collied, Assays to lead the way. If I once stir, Or do but lift this arm, the best of youShall sink in my rebuke.
Othello. 1 She wished she had not heard it, yet she wished That heaven had made her such a man. She thanked me And bade me, if I had a friend that loved her, I should but teach him how to tell my story And that would woo her. Upon this hint I spake.
Othello and Emilia What characters are dynamic?
Iago Who is a static character?