How does he get Roderigo to accept his conclusions? What keeps Roderigo from seeing the truth?| 4.|What plans does Iago set up with Roderigo?| 5.|Read Iago's soliloquy (2.1.273-299) carefully. What new reasons does Iago give for hating Othello? What emotion seems to be governing Iago's thoughts and actions? How is Cassio involved in Iago's feelings?
9. Brabantio believes that Desdemona must have been bewitched or enchanted to have deceived her father and married Othello. 10. Roderigo and Brabantiio leave to confront Othello. Now see if you can answer the following questions, making references to specific parts of the scene where relevant: 1. Who seems to have more control in the relationship between Iago and Roderigo?
1.1 Venice, a street in front of Senator Brabantio's house. Iago tells about Desdemona's elopement with Othello. Iago talks about his hatred for Othello. Iago tells Roderigo to wake up Brabantio. They tell brabantio that his daughter has eloped with Othello and he asks Rodrigo to lead him to her.
Therefore, gradually Iago begins to plant seeds of doubt into Othello’s mind over his trust for Desdemona. This is suggested when he says “Ha! I like not that” in act 3 scene 3 suggesting sexual relations have taken place between Cassio and Desdemona, whilst he tries to pretend that this was a slip of the tongue. This begins Othello’s deterioration of trust for Desdemona while seemingly increasing the trust he holds for Iago. This also creates dramatic irony as we know Iago did this intentionally to spite Othello.
Iago is saying these things because he is outraged at the fact that Othello didn’t make him lieutenant even though three of Venice’s most important noblemen took their hats off to him and asked him humbly to make Iago his lieutenant, the second in command. In Act 1, Scene 3, we see Iago’s hatred for Othello this time. It is based on jealousy and suspicion. Shakespeare uses a soliloquy to show Iago’s thoughts on stage and he uses powerful language such as ‘...Hell and night must bring this
Down strumpet!” exemplifies the victimization of Desdemona. Shakespeare uses imperative statements; “out” and “down” demonstrate Othello’s sharp tone due to his rage caused by Iago’s manipulation. Othello commands Desdemona as you would to a disobedient animal, victimising her by putting her in a position where she knows the truth yet she is muted as she still loves and cares for Othello too much that she can’t disrespect him The word “strumpet” suggests that the drastic change in Othello has affected and determined the loss of respect for Desdemona.”Down”.This suggest that in return, As the extract progresses, Othello’s language deteriorates dramatically into a vulgar tone. “Strumpet”- The fact that this name calling is done using exclamatives implies Othello’s rage towards his wife which victimises Desdemona and has given up beating around the bush and is now willing to confront Desdemona’s actions in order for her to admit it.Shakespeare uses this to show how life was for an inferior woman in comparison to a man in the Jacobean era. Shakespeare has presented Desdemona as a victim to emphasise on how women were expected to be docile.
II. Lysander and Hermia demonstrate the beginning stages of love or passionate love. a. Shakespeare criticizes love from the viewpoint of Hermia’s father, Egeus as well as being challenged by society itself. b. The challenges of love are being portrayed when Hermia’s father, Egeus’s, refuses her to marry Lysander but Demetrius (Carter, 2).
Desdemona then has a conversation with Cassio about getting his position back which because of Iago’s silliliquies is known to the audience as dramatic irony as the more she asks Othello for Cassio’s position back the more Othello is going to be suspicious that Desdemona and Cassio are having an affair. Iago then begins to make Othello jealous as he and Othello see Cassio sneaking away from Desdemona as they are walking towards her to which Iago says “Ha, I like not that.” and when Othello asks Iago what he has seen Iago refuses to tell him for a while and acts as if he is very reluctant to say which makes Othello frustrated and makes him want to know even more, we see several other examples of this throughout the play between Iago and Othello.
Summary of the Acts: Act one: William Shakespeare’s play Othello in scene one starts off in the streets of Venice where wealthy Roderigo and Iago are arguing. Roderigo has been paying Iago to help him win Desdemona’s hand, and he has just learned that Desdemona has married Othello, a general whom Iago serves as an ancient. Iago tells Roderigo that he hates Othello too; the reasoning for this is Othello promoting Michael Cassio to the post of lieutenant, instead of Iago. The two men come to the street outside the house of Desdemona’s dad, Brabantio, and yell that he has been robbed. Brabantio, who is a Senator, comes to the window.