Why do Cassio and Roderigo fight?| 3.|How does Othello deal with the fighting? How does what Iago says get Cassio fired?| 4.|What does Cassio complain about losing (2.3.243-248)? How does Iago respond? How does Iago tell Cassio to regain Othello's favor (2.3.291-301)?| 5.|Read Iago's soliloquy (2.3.310-336)
‘Othello’, a tragic story of love and how jealousy, madness and rage can quickly destroy it. Othello is the respected general of the Venetian army though he is a ‘Moor’ (as he is described throughout text and film, meaning North African). Othello has secretly married the daughter of the Venetian senator and by all appearances has only loyalty and love on his side. However, Othello is an insecure man. He is old and a “racial and cultural outsider”.
At Procter’s initial manifestation he is socially irresponsible. He seeks to stay out of court affairs by denying Giles Corey's accusation that he doesn’t believe in witches. Instead of defending himself, he keeps his head down. Procter leaves Parris' house as soon as the investigation begins. He shows his higher regard for his good name rather than public good.
Act I • What was Iago’s complaint in Scene I? o Iago is angry about failing to gain the promotion that has gone instead to Cassio. • Who was Brabantio, and why did Iago and Roderigo awaken him in the middle of the night? o Iago and Roderigo woke Brabantio, Desdemona's father, to tell him that her daughter had run off to live with Othello. • Why did Iago leave Roderigo at Brabantio’s house?
Perhaps, Ophelia’s most prominent trait is her propensity to be totally utterly manipulated by other characters in the play. Most obviously by her father, Polonius, as he treats her on equal rank with his own finances "Think yourself a baby/ That you have ta'en these tenders for true pay/ Which are not sterling. Tender yourself more dearly...or you'll tender me a fool" (Shakespeare, 1.3. 105-107). Ophelia exists at his beck and call, even ending her relationship with hamlet at his whim.
The first act of Venice Preserved introduces the central dilemmas of the play in two main lines of dialogue, both of which form dichotomies and illustrate a society with contradictory or opposing sociopolitical perspectives. The act begins with the introduction of Priuli and Jaffeir, Belvidera’s respective father and husband; Priuli claims that Jaffeir has “stole(n)” his daughter from him (I.52.pp.1691) despite his hospitality (I.19.pp.1691) and Jaffeir counters that she has grown to love him and therefore belongs to him (I.50-51.pp.1691). Here Otway presents the opposition between romantic and sensible love, the progressive against the traditional. Fathers at the time of Otway’s writing had a strong, if not final, influence over who their daughters married (Porter 24); customarily, fathers in this time period arranged marriages for their daughters, and daughters had no social right to object to the marriage set out for them – the decision of
Look here it is.”(III.iii.) Iago’s manipulative ways have earned him what he needs to succeed in the demise of his counterparts. By being loyal to her husband, Emilia has caused a great deal of harm to the woman she cares so deeply for. Another conversation of Desdemona is brought up between the Ancient and his general and this time Iago explains to Othello that he had seen Cassio with his ladies handkerchief. Othello later questions Desdemona about the handkerchief and she cannot answer where it is.