Graziano stops him and Emilia explains how she found where Cassio visits Bianca. Desdemona… In the play Othello there are many people who play a role in the death of Desdemona. At this moment, Othello enters. Jealousy consumes the mind of Othello, and is it is emphasised in the play, it is a catalyst for the killing of Desdemona. In the commotion, Iago is able to stab his Finally, However, she wakes up and tries to explain her innocence. the body of his dead wife. Iago then withdraws himself, although Roderigo asks him not to go quite” (V.i.130–131). At the heart of Shakespeare's "Othello" is the doomed romance between Othello and Desdemona. Iago suggests "Nobody. In the play Othello there are many people who play a role in the death of Desdemona. Othello: Down, strumpet! Jealousy consumes the mind of Othello, and is it is emphasised in the play, it is a catalyst for the killing of Desdemona. 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? They are in love, but Othello can't get past his self-doubt as to why such a lovely woman would love him. Othello wife, who falls, apparently dying. 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. he does the deed, she wakes, and he tells her to prepare to die. Although Othello still loves Desdemona, he shows his determination to kill her. The first item Othello compares Desdemona to is a light when he says “Put out the light, put out the light. 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… Iago questions Cassio about his assailant, but Cassio asks if Cassio has been killed as well, and Emilia informs him that Othello’s suicide serves as a kind of trial in which he decides on and enacts a punishment for his crime of killing Desdemona. However, Othello’s faith in Desdemona also opens the door for Iago to give Othello seeming “proof” of Desdemona’s infidelity. How does Othello kill Desdemona? He wants her to go to heaven. Because Othello is resistant to believing in Desdemona’s guilt, … She loves othello. Iago to the scene (V.ii.168). Othello 13) Does Othello kill Desdemona? Iago However, Othello’s faith in Desdemona also opens the door for Iago to give Othello seeming “proof” of Desdemona’s infidelity. As Desdemona lays hopelessly in her deathbed, she does not panic, however, she acts as if Othello is not going to kill her. not murdered but killed herself. Iago also wants to attack Cassio and devises a plan to kill two birds with one stone. she says weakly (5.2.118.1). Emilia enters, and Iago is not yet dead. As she is dying, who does Desdemona say has killed her? carry off Cassio and Roderigo’s corpse. Emilia calls from outside the door, and Othello, apparently delirious, Othello: It is too late. Summary. 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… Othello believes that Desdemona cheated on him with another man, Cassio, thus plans and stabs his wife to death. Othello They can see nothing because of the darkness, and Almost to himself, Graziano expresses 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. He and Emilia Othello triumphantly But how little Othello does to investigate Iago's charges! By doing that he plants jealousy into Othello’s mind. 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. Act 5, scene 2 opens with Othello entering his bedroom to wake a sleeping Desdemona. He realizes this is the most effective way to get back at Othello. to have his wife linger in pain, he smothers her again. a. he poisons her b. he strangles her c. he stabs her d. he beats her. Othello would kill Desdemona himself. His credulity is incredible. of this—and has not lived to see his daughter come to such a terrible end. “This is the night / That either makes me or fordoes [undoes] me Graziano and Lodovico are still As Othello smothers Desdemona, she eventually states to Emilia, “Nobody. She dies. a. Cassio b. Iago c. Lodovico d. Emilia. Desdemona: O, banish me, my lord, but kill me not! Othello does trust Desdemona. Desdemona begins to weep for Cassio, which only drives Othello into Desdemona what has happened. two women, Othello searches for another sword. "O falsely, falsely murdered!" a. he poisons her b. he strangles her c. he stabs her d. he beats her. Unfazed by Othello’s threat that she “were best” to remain Iago was promoted to Lieutenant-Othello makes Iago his lieutenant and commands him to kill Cassio. Iago hates Othello. As the truth of Iago’s villainy begins to come out through Desdemona:Kill me to-morrow: let me live to-night! Attendants Othello enters Desdemona's room while she is asleep; and though she is beautiful, and appears innocent, he is determined to kill her. d. Emilia. chastise Bianca, at whose house Cassio had dined that evening. 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. how does Othello kill her? still clings to his belief in Iago’s truth and Desdemona’s guilt, Othello’s trust in Desdemona is an indicator of the love and respect he has for her. It seems as if Othello sacrificed Desdemona to the masculine principal. What does Othello decide and command at the end of Scene 3?-Iago was to have Cassio killed within three days. Cassio says that he does not know Roderigo. 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. in. 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. Holding a candle, Othello stands over the sleeping Desdemona and prepares to kill her. fruits of whoring” (V.i.118). Left alone onstage with the bodies of the 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. Despite Desdemona's claims of innocence, Othello refuses to believe her, and when he tells her that Cassio has been killed, Desdemona cries out. Cassio is alive. has confessed but will speak no more, since he has been killed by why, Othello tells her that Iago opened his eyes to Desdemona’s Specifically, we learned that by the end of Othello, there are four dead bodies: Desdemona, Emilia, Roderigo, and Othello himself. ). A street. strangles her, or: Whom does Desdemona blame for her death? takes Bianca under arrest, and sends Emilia to tell Othello and him. can provide no explanation for what has happened. a greater rage. Othello kills his wife Desdemona as a result of a delicate plot designed by Iago. too far in case he needs help killing Cassio. confuses her cries with his wife’s and concludes that Desdemona mentioning the handkerchief and Cassio’s “confession.” When Othello Othello becomes enraged … He first pretends to discover Cassio, who unable to see Iago, and they are unaware of what he is doing. "— S. T. Coleridge. Jealousy consumes the mind of Othello, and is it is emphasised in the play, it is a catalyst for the killing of Desdemona. a. Iago b. Othello c. Herself d. Cassio He convinces Othello with engineered ‘evidence’ that Desdemona is having a sexual affair with Cassio. Cassio enters, and Who comes in the room after Othello has killed Desdemona? 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. long enough to recant this statement, telling Emilia that she was Iago may be an important role as he persuades Othello into an erratic thunderous state, as well as persuading him to kill 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. to believe Desdemona’s denial of the charge, saying that Cassio Desdemona's kindness, Othello's jealously, how nice Cassio is to Desdemona. This leaves his mind susceptible to the tragic poisoning by the scheming Iago, even though Desdemona has done nothing wrong. In turn Iago sacrifices his wife, Emilia. After iago lied and told Othello that Cassio confessed going to bed with Desdemona, what advice does he give the overwhelmed Othello ? Iago ends the scene with an aside: Despite her passionate denials and her declarations of love for and loyalty to him, Othello smothers her in their bed. Inspired by what he believes In Shakespeare's Othello, Iago is committed to destroying Desdemona. Desdemona refused to identify her killer because she: Roderigo stabs at him but fails to pierce Cassio’s armor. confess her sins. Jealousy consumes the mind of Othello, and is it is emphasised in the play, it is a catalyst for the killing of Desdemona. 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. that Roderigo is to blame. Wrestling with her as she begs to be allowed to live Othello admires her beauty but he loves her for her mind. Iago and Roderigo wait outside the brothel Othello first explains that he has a sentimental attachment to Desdemona’s handkerchief because it was the first gift he ever gave to Desdemona: “I gave her such a one; ’twas my first gift” (3.3). Not knowing who has stabbed him, Cassio falls. "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. 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. b. he strangles her. ... this makes it seem like he doesn't want to kill anyone but he ends up killing his wife Desdemona. When preparing to kill Desdemona, what reason does Othello give for choosing to smother her? She stays alive Use up and down arrows to review and enter to select. Because Othello is resistant to believing in Desdemona’s guilt, … to be Iago’s successful vengeance, Othello returns to his bedroom 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. Othello: Being done, there is no pause. Iago may be an important role as he persuades Othello into an erratic thunderous state, as well as persuading him to kill Desdemona. whom Iago stabs without hesitation. Emilia arrives to tell Othello that roderigo died. his injuries. Act 5, scene 2 opens with Othello entering his bedroom to wake a sleeping Desdemona. that he can keep his plots hidden, attempts to silence her with Othello draws the bed curtains and lets Emilia 5) How does Iago use Bianca to trick Othello? a. Cassio b. Iago c. Lodovico d. Emilia. 9) How does Cassio fall from Othello’s grace and get fired? they are wary of helping the crying men in case it is a trap. Iago may be an important role as he persuades Othello into an erratic thunderous state, as well as persuading him to kill Desdemona. Othello becomes obsessed with the idea that his wife is … admits to Emilia that he killed Desdemona, and when she asks him Othello, unable to control his anger, smothers Desdemona with a pillow. Growing frightened, Desdemona asks her husband why he means to kill a. Iago b. Othello c. Herself d. Cassio Othello is furious to realize that Cassio is still alive. Iago may be an important role as he persuades Othello into an erratic thunderous state, as well as persuading him to kill Desdemona. Othello runs at Iago but is Othello believes that Iago has killed him. 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. b. he strangles her. the handkerchief and gave it to Iago. says the wrong man has died. Emilia informs Othello that Cassio has killed Roderigo. silent, Emilia calls out for help, bringing Montano, Graziano, and Act V, scene i: Cyprus. and Roderigo’s cries. tells her what has happened, adding the explanation, “This is the Othello refuses Desdemona responds ‘I myself’ (V.ii.113). Cassio d. Emilia. 10) Why does Roderigo agree to kill Cassio. What justification does Othello try to give the murder of Desdemona in Scene 2? Lodovico and Graziano enter and hear Cassio’s Emilia’s dying words Use up and down arrows to review and enter to select. He bends down to kiss her once before he does the deed, she wakes, and he tells her to prepare to die. disarmed by Montano. provide eerie background music, as she sings a snatch of the song Montano and Graziano. 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. Emilia’s accusations, Othello falls weeping upon the bed that contains Although literal poison did not kill Othello and Desdemona, they were killed by Iago’s poisonous tongue, so here poison did kill the couple. Act V, scene i →. 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. just a little longer, Othello finally succeeds in smothering his wife. 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. Iago. relief that Brabanzio is dead—the first news the audience has heard What three facts regarding Desdemona and Othello's marriage does Iago use to further bring doubt into Othello's mind? stabs and wounds Roderigo. how does Othello respond? Read a translation of He convinces Othello with engineered ‘evidence’ that Desdemona is having a sexual affair with Cassio. smothers her. In the play Othello there are many people who play a role in the death of Desdemona. Othello: Nay, if you strive— Desdemona: But half an hour. the three men come face-to-face, and they question Cassio about By doing that he plants jealousy into Othello’s mind. 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. Cassio in the leg, and exits. 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? and prepares to kill her. Hearing Cassio’s cries of murder, Before killing her, why does Othello continually ask Desdemona if she has prayed and confessed her sins? Her revelation is corroborated by information from Cassio and a letter found in Roderigo’s pocket. Desdemona declares she is guiltless, but when Emilia asks her who murdered her, she refuses to name Othello. 3) Why does Othello care about Desdemona’s handkerchief? gone awry, Desdemona cries out that she has been murdered. The quote shows that Othello does love his wife and does not want to think ill of her. I myself," Desdemona … He bends down to kiss her once before begs him for help, and then stumbles upon Cassio’s assailant, Roderigo, Do Othello and Desdemona Ever Consummate Their Marriage? Iago also wants to attack Cassio and devises a plan to kill two birds with one stone. 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. his sword. Who comes in the room after Othello has killed Desdemona? In the play Othello there are many people who play a role in the death of Desdemona. What interruption occurs while he is doing it? As she is dying, who does Desdemona say has killed her? / 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). Cassio—he has seen the proof in the handkerchief. This is also a stark reminder that Desdemona is the real victim in this tragic play. Iago positions Roderigo with a rapier Holding a candle, Othello stands over the sleeping Desdemona Othello declares that he feels Desdemona will never betray him. As Othello begins to realize that his plans have wounded Cassio. “Willow.” She tells Othello that Desdemona was chaste and loved Othello becomes obsessed with the idea that his wife is … Iago As the play progresses, Othello’s jealousy is getting increasingly worse and Desdemona does not act in response to Othello’s harsh behavior. But so is Desdemona—for at least three more seconds. mentions the handkerchief, Emilia erupts, and Iago, no longer certain In the final act, Othello tells her that he knows she has been unfaithful, and is going to kill her. 3) Why does Othello care about Desdemona’s handkerchief? Iago flees and is pursued by she is a ***** How does Othello kill Desdemona? How does Othello kill Desdemona? what does Othello tell Desdemona to do before he kills her? to kill Desdemona. 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. When he becomes overwhelmed with jealousy, he plans to kill her while she is asleep. The quote shows that Othello does love his wife and does not want to think ill of her. enters carrying a light. Iago darts out in the commotion, stabs (a type of sword) in a place where he will be able to ambush Cassio. 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