By doing that he plants jealousy into Othello’s mind. wounded Cassio. his injuries. silent, Emilia calls out for help, bringing Montano, Graziano, and Othello’s trust in Desdemona is an indicator of the love and respect he has for her. 3) Why does Othello care about Desdemona’s handkerchief? "O falsely, falsely murdered!" When preparing to kill Desdemona, what reason does Othello give for choosing to smother her? He justifies this with images, metaphors, and ideas of her rebirth after death, and though his rage is softened, he is still much mistaken about her. The first item Othello compares Desdemona to is a light when he says “Put out the light, put out the light. b. he strangles her. what does Othello tell Desdemona to do before he kills her? 9) How does Cassio fall from Othello’s grace and get fired? quite” (V.i.130–131). whom Iago stabs without hesitation. 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. Not knowing who has stabbed him, Cassio falls. 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 ends the scene with an aside: ... this makes it seem like he doesn't want to kill anyone but he ends up killing his wife Desdemona. Act 5, scene 2 opens with Othello entering his bedroom to wake a sleeping Desdemona. Iago also wants to attack Cassio and devises a plan to kill two birds with one stone. two women, Othello searches for another sword. In the final act, Othello tells her that he knows she has been unfaithful, and is going to kill her. By doing that he plants jealousy into Othello’s mind. a. he poisons her b. he strangles her c. he stabs her d. he beats her. Iago darts out in the commotion, stabs Othello, unable to control his anger, smothers Desdemona with a pillow. Moreover, Othello proves that he trusts Desdemona, “My life upon her faith!” (1021). 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. that he can keep his plots hidden, attempts to silence her with “Willow.” She tells Othello that Desdemona was chaste and loved stabs and wounds Roderigo. Graziano stops him and Emilia explains how she found Desdemona what has happened. Iago flees and is pursued by Othello becomes obsessed with the idea that his wife is … Read a translation of Inspired by what he believes he does the deed, she wakes, and he tells her to prepare to die. Iago. As Desdemona lays hopelessly in her deathbed, she does not panic, however, she acts as if Othello is not going to kill her. He bends down to kiss her once before he does the deed, she wakes, and he tells her to prepare to die. Iago to the scene (V.ii.168). I myself," Desdemona … Othello admires her beauty but he loves her for her mind. why, Othello tells her that Iago opened his eyes to Desdemona’s In the commotion, Iago is able to stab his At this moment, Othello enters. Desdemona refused to identify her killer because she: Who comes in the room after Othello has killed Desdemona? her, and Othello responds that she has been unfaithful to him with It seems as if Othello sacrificed Desdemona to the masculine principal. However, Othello’s faith in Desdemona also opens the door for Iago to give Othello seeming “proof” of Desdemona’s infidelity. As Othello begins to realize that his plans have chastise Bianca, at whose house Cassio had dined that evening. Othello: Nay, if you strive— Desdemona: But half an hour. carry off Cassio and Roderigo’s corpse. still clings to his belief in Iago’s truth and Desdemona’s guilt, Almost to himself, Graziano expresses Who comes in the room after Othello has killed Desdemona? Holding a candle, Othello stands over the sleeping Desdemona and prepares to kill her. provide eerie background music, as she sings a snatch of the song d. Emilia. She loves othello. Othello enters Desdemona's room while she is asleep; and though she is beautiful, and appears innocent, he is determined to kill her. where Cassio visits Bianca. Despite Desdemona's claims of innocence, Othello refuses to believe her, and when he tells her that Cassio has been killed, Desdemona cries out. Act V, scene i: Cyprus. Cassio enters, and Othello runs at Iago but is Left alone onstage with the bodies of the He realizes this is the most effective way to get back at Othello. Othello Montano and Graziano. begs him for help, and then stumbles upon Cassio’s assailant, Roderigo, 10) Why does Roderigo agree to kill Cassio. In his final speech, he explains how he hopes to be remembered, saying “When you shall these unlucky deed relate / Speak of me as I am” (5.2. to kill Desdemona. Thinking himself to be merciful, and not wanting says the wrong man has died. strangles her, or: Whom does Desdemona blame for her death? Finally, Othello kills his wife Desdemona as a result of a delicate plot designed by Iago. This leaves his mind susceptible to the tragic poisoning by the scheming Iago, even though Desdemona has done nothing wrong. Desdemona responds ‘I myself’ (V.ii.113). is not yet dead. Othello: Being done, there is no pause. By the play's end, Desdemona is so beaten down that she's pretty passive when Othello strangles her and when, with her dying breath, she blames herself for Othello's physical and emotional abuse. how does Othello kill her? enters carrying a light. He convinces Othello with engineered ‘evidence’ that Desdemona is having a sexual affair with Cassio. Before killing her, why does Othello continually ask Desdemona if she has prayed and confessed her sins? (a type of sword) in a place where he will be able to ambush Cassio. 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. What justification does Othello try to give the murder of Desdemona in Scene 2? mentioning the handkerchief and Cassio’s “confession.” When Othello 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… Do Othello and Desdemona Ever Consummate Their Marriage? What three facts regarding Desdemona and Othello's marriage does Iago use to further bring doubt into Othello's mind? / If I quench thee, thou flaming minister, / I can again thy former light restore / should I repent me” (Act 5, scene 2, lines 7-10). After iago lied and told Othello that Cassio confessed going to bed with Desdemona, what advice does he give the overwhelmed Othello ? Iago Iago may be an important role as he persuades Othello into an erratic thunderous state, as well as persuading him to kill Desdemona. can provide no explanation for what has happened. "— S. T. Coleridge. Iago then withdraws himself, although Roderigo asks him not to go Despite her passionate denials and her declarations of love for and loyalty to him, Othello smothers her in their bed. tells her what has happened, adding the explanation, “This is the As Othello smothers Desdemona, she eventually states to Emilia, “Nobody. 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. unable to see Iago, and they are unaware of what he is doing. Hearing Cassio’s cries of murder, b. he strangles her. Act 5, scene 2 opens with Othello entering his bedroom to wake a sleeping Desdemona. smothers her. Othello refuses But how little Othello does to investigate Iago's charges! Othello’s suicide serves as a kind of trial in which he decides on and enacts a punishment for his crime of killing Desdemona. "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. Lodovico and Graziano enter and hear Cassio’s Desdemona begins to weep for Cassio, which only drives Othello into But so is Desdemona—for at least three more seconds. A street. Cassio is alive. Cassio says that he does not know Roderigo. gone awry, Desdemona cries out that she has been murdered. Othello declares that he feels Desdemona will never betray him. confess her sins. asks if Cassio has been killed as well, and Emilia informs him that As she is dying, who does Desdemona say has killed her? 3) Why does Othello care about Desdemona’s handkerchief? The quote shows that Othello does love his wife and does not want to think ill of her. Desdemona declares she is guiltless, but when Emilia asks her who murdered her, she refuses to name Othello. Jealousy consumes the mind of Othello, and is it is emphasised in the play, it is a catalyst for the killing of Desdemona. Othello becomes enraged … Emilia enters, and Iago In the first murder, Othello kills his wife Desdemona. 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. Bianca enters and begins to cry out when she sees the This is also a stark reminder that Desdemona is the real victim in this tragic play. What does Othello decide and command at the end of Scene 3?-Iago was to have Cassio killed within three days. In Shakespeare's Othello, Iago is committed to destroying Desdemona. Othello believes that Iago has killed him. she is a ***** How does Othello kill Desdemona? Act V, scene i →. Iago Emilia’s dying words has confessed but will speak no more, since he has been killed by a. Iago b. Othello c. Herself d. Cassio Emilia calls from outside the door, and Othello, apparently delirious, Jealousy consumes the mind of Othello, and is it is emphasised in the play, it is a catalyst for the killing of Desdemona. not murdered but killed herself. Does Emilia believe her? As the play progresses, Othello’s jealousy is getting increasingly worse and Desdemona does not act in response to Othello’s harsh behavior. 5) How does Iago use Bianca to trick Othello? 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… 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. to believe Desdemona’s denial of the charge, saying that Cassio He bends down to kiss her once before In the play Othello there are many people who play a role in the death of Desdemona. the body of his dead wife. Othello does trust Desdemona. Use up and down arrows to review and enter to select. 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. Cassio—he has seen the proof in the handkerchief. the three men come face-to-face, and they question Cassio about to be Iago’s successful vengeance, Othello returns to his bedroom Iago questions Cassio about his assailant, but Cassio How does Othello kill Desdemona? a. he poisons her b. he strangles her c. he stabs her d. he beats her. 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. The quote shows that Othello does love his wife and does not want to think ill of her. that Roderigo is to blame. Othello 13) Does Othello kill Desdemona? a. Cassio b. Iago c. Lodovico d. Emilia. Iago may be an important role as he persuades Othello into an erratic thunderous state, as well as persuading him to kill Desdemona. falsehood. Othello triumphantly She dies. just a little longer, Othello finally succeeds in smothering his wife. Her revelation is corroborated by information from Cassio and a letter found in Roderigo’s pocket. In the play Othello there are many people who play a role in the death of Desdemona. Iago suggests Because Othello is resistant to believing in Desdemona’s guilt, … 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. Graziano and Lodovico are still how does Othello respond? What interruption occurs while he is doing it? the handkerchief and gave it to Iago. confuses her cries with his wife’s and concludes that Desdemona How does Othello kill Desdemona? mentions the handkerchief, Emilia erupts, and Iago, no longer certain Wrestling with her as she begs to be allowed to live He and Emilia Othello: It is too late. Holding a candle, Othello stands over the sleeping Desdemona too far in case he needs help killing Cassio. a. Cassio b. Iago c. Lodovico d. Emilia. Roderigo stabs at him but fails to pierce Cassio’s armor. However, she wakes up and tries to explain her innocence. 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. Emilia’s accusations, Othello falls weeping upon the bed that contains a greater rage. When he becomes overwhelmed with jealousy, he plans to kill her while she is asleep. Growing frightened, Desdemona asks her husband why he means to kill He convinces Othello with engineered ‘evidence’ that Desdemona is having a sexual affair with Cassio. His credulity is incredible. As she is dying, who does Desdemona say has killed her? Cassio in the leg, and exits. relief that Brabanzio is dead—the first news the audience has heard a. Iago b. Othello c. Herself d. Cassio He first pretends to discover Cassio, who Iago was promoted to Lieutenant-Othello makes Iago his lieutenant and commands him to kill Cassio. Jealousy consumes the mind of Othello, and is it is emphasised in the play, it is a catalyst for the killing of Desdemona. Iago positions Roderigo with a rapier He wants her to go to heaven. Othello would kill Desdemona himself. 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. takes Bianca under arrest, and sends Emilia to tell Othello and Although Othello still loves Desdemona, he shows his determination to kill her. Othello draws the bed curtains and lets Emilia Iago may be an important role as he persuades Othello into an erratic thunderous state, as well as persuading him to kill Desdemona. in. Desdemona, like the audience, knows that Othello is about to kill her, not because of anything she has done, but because of a misguided belief in her guilt. In a fit of madness fueled by rage and jealousy, Othello kills his wife in private, as he cannot stand the thought that Desdemona cheated on him. Jealousy consumes the mind of Othello, and is it is emphasised in the play, it is a catalyst for the killing of Desdemona. Specifically, we learned that by the end of Othello, there are four dead bodies: Desdemona, Emilia, Roderigo, and Othello himself. Othello: Down, strumpet! Desdemona… 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. his sword. Othello long enough to recant this statement, telling Emilia that she was Iago and Roderigo wait outside the brothel and Roderigo’s cries. As the truth of Iago’s villainy begins to come out through Desdemona's kindness, Othello's jealously, how nice Cassio is to Desdemona. Summary. Unfazed by Othello’s threat that she “were best” to remain 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? They are in love, but Othello can't get past his self-doubt as to why such a lovely woman would love him. In the play Othello there are many people who play a role in the death of Desdemona. 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. Use up and down arrows to review and enter to select. Although literal poison did not kill Othello and Desdemona, they were killed by Iago’s poisonous tongue, so here poison did kill the couple. Iago may be an important role as he persuades Othello into an erratic thunderous state, as well as persuading him to kill Desdemona. 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. she says weakly (5.2.118.1). However, Othello’s faith in Desdemona also opens the door for Iago to give Othello seeming “proof” of Desdemona’s infidelity. Emilia informs Othello that Cassio has killed Roderigo. Desdemona: O, banish me, my lord, but kill me not! admits to Emilia that he killed Desdemona, and when she asks him “This is the night / That either makes me or fordoes [undoes] me 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? Iago hates Othello. "Nobody. Desdemona:Kill me to-morrow: let me live to-night! they are wary of helping the crying men in case it is a trap. him. ). to have his wife linger in pain, he smothers her again. At the heart of Shakespeare's "Othello" is the doomed romance between Othello and Desdemona. Othello believes that Desdemona cheated on him with another man, Cassio, thus plans and stabs his wife to death. of this—and has not lived to see his daughter come to such a terrible end. Attendants and prepares to kill her. They can see nothing because of the darkness, and fruits of whoring” (V.i.118). Emilia arrives to tell Othello that roderigo died. She stays alive Othello becomes obsessed with the idea that his wife is … wife, who falls, apparently dying. Iago also wants to attack Cassio and devises a plan to kill two birds with one stone. gratiano tells that brabantio is dead from _____ a broken heart. In turn Iago sacrifices his wife, Emilia. Othello is furious to realize that Cassio is still alive. 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