Othello Study Guide Answer Key
RESPONSE SECRET: SHORT ANSWER RESEARCH STUDY GUIDE QUESTIONS– Othello Act One 1. What was Iago’s grievance in Scene I? Iago has actually been passed over for a promotion. Cassio got the promo to Lieutenant even though Iago had more time in service as a soldier. Cassio got the promotion over Iago due to the fact that his learning consisted of theory and strategy whereas Iago’s did not. 2. Who was Brabantio, and why did Iago and Roderigo awaken him in the middle of the night? Brabantio was Desdemona’s father. Iago and Roderigo awaken him to tell him of Desdemona’s marital relationship to Othello. 3. Why did Iago leave Roderigo at Brabantio’s home?
Iago didn’t wish to be seen as being against Othello (despite the fact that he is). 4. What was Brabantio’s reaction to Othello’s marriage to Desdemona? He was outraged at this mixed-marriage. 5. Why did the Duke send out for Othello? “Valiant Othello, we should straight use you/Against the general enemy in Ottoman.” 6. Brabantio grumbles to the Duke about Othello’s marital relationship to Desdemona. After listening to both sides of the story, what was the Duke’s reply? The Duke states he thinks Othello would win his daughter as well under the very same circumstances; that Brabantio will simply have to ake the best of the circumstance. 7. What was Roderigo’s problem, and what was Iago’s reply to it? Roderigo was love-sick and depressed, seeing no expect his winning Desdemona now that she is married to Othello. Iago informs him to utilize his factor, to hold back his passion, that they should “be conjunctive in [their] vengeance versus him [Othello]” Act II 1. Why did Iago desire Roderigo to anger Cassio? Iago told Roderigo that if he can show Cassio as being undisciplined, he can cause “these Cyprus to mutiny” and have Cassio relieved of his task. This will permit Roderigo a much better hance of getting Desdemona, considering that Othello and Desdemona will have to stay longer till a replacement for Cassio can be found. 2. What was the function of Iago’s plan? By encouraging and utilizing Roderigo, Iago will “put the Moor/At least into a jealousy so strong that judgement can not cure.” Iago will mess up Othello’s relationship with Desdemona as a means of revenge for Othello’s promoting Cassio instead of himself (Iago). 3. Why did Iago desire Cassio to consume more wine? He desired Cassio to be a little drunk and argumentative when Roderigo would approach him later on. 4.
What lie did Iago tell Montano about Cassio? He informed Montano that Cassio was intoxicated every night. He also casted doubt on Othello’s judgment for designating Cassio, who may be intoxicated in a minute of crisis. 5. Why did Othello strip Cassio of his rank? Through Iago’s crafty description of Cassio’s fight with Roderigo, Othello believed Cassio was reckless and unethical. 6. Why did Iago desire Cassio to ask Desdemona for aid in bring back Othello’s faith in Cassio? If Desdemona would use up Cassio’s cause, it would appear as though she would favor him. That would advance Iago’s plot to ake Othello jealous beyond reason. Act III 1. Why didn’t Iago just inform Othello right away that Desdemona and Cassio were having an affair? By hesitating to inform Othello his thoughts and making Othello drag the details out of him, Iago did lend trustworthiness to his tale and did hold Othello’s relationship. 2. What thing did Emilia discover and give to Iago? What did Iago plan to do with it? She gave him the scarf Desdemona had dropped, Othello’s very first gift to Desdemona. Iago wished to plant it in Cassio’s possession to reveal Othello that Desdemona had actually offered it as a favor to Cassio. What was Iago’s reply when Othello required evidence of his better half’s disloyalty? He lied, informing Othello that Cassio had a dream in which he sobbed out to Desdemona, saying “Let us be wary, let us conceal our enjoys” and “Cursed fated that offered thee to the Moor!” Then Iago told Othello that he saw Cassio with Desdemona’s scarf. 4. What did Othello decide and command at the end of Scene III? Iago was to have Cassio eliminated within 3 days. Othello would eliminate Desdemona himself. Iago was promoted to Lieutenant. 5. What was Emilia’s relationship with Iago? Desdemona? Emilia was Iago’s other half.
She did things out of love for him. Emilia was a servant to Desdemona but also had love and relationship for her. In Act III, Emilia was still more devoted to Iago than to Desdemona; she did not inform Desdemona about the scarf. 6. Who had the scarf at the end of Act III? Why? Cassio offered it to Bianca, his woman of the street buddy, for her to get the style. Act IV 1. After Iago lied and told Othello that Cassio confessed going to bed with Desdemona, what recommendations did he provide the overwhelmed Othello? Iago informed Othello to ignore it– that numerous females wind up in beds where they do not belong.
He likewise told Othello to have perseverance, not to act rashly, to believe and protect his own credibility. 2. How did Iago trick Othello into thinking Cassio was gloating and bragging about his affair with Desdemona? Iago informed Othello that he would question Cassio about his affair with Desdemona. When Cassio comes, Othello retires out of sight, to view. Rather of questioning Cassio about Desdemona, he asks about his relationship with Bianca, which brought the wanted appearances to make Othello’s jealousy grow. 3. Why was Bianca mad with Cassio? She enjoyed him and believed some other female had actually provided him the andkerchief as a present. 4. How did Bianca’s return with the scarf aid Iago? Her returning the handkerchief to Cassio made things appear to Othello as though all Iago had stated held true; that Desdemona had actually provided the handkerchief to Cassio, who had actually believed no more of it than to provide it to a prostitute. 5. Why did Othello struck Desdemona? She, in his eyes, had actually honestly stated her love for Cassio. He was enraged by even the idea of Cassio. 6. What was Lodovico’s response to Othello’s habits towards Desdemona? How did Iago later discuss Othello’s habits to Lodovico?
Lodovico was stunned, saying that Othello’s habits would not be thought in Venice, and he asked if Othello had actually lost his wits. Iago replied that this behavior is moderate, but he, Iago, can’t truthfully mention Othello’s behavior, that Lodovico should just observe Othello for himself. 7. Why did Othello ask Emilia about Cassio’s affair with Desdemona, and what was her reply? He was still trying to find reality and evidence. Emilia claimed that Desdemona was innocent. 8. To whom does Desdemona turn for help after Othello calls her a strumpet? She, ironically, relies on Iago. 9. Why did Iago inform Rodriego to eliminate Cassio?
Why did Roderigo grant think of it? Having Cassio got rid of at this point removes some possibilities for complications to Iago’s strategy. Likewise, having Cassio eliminated would be sweet revenge for Iago. Roderigo accepted think about Iago’s proposal since Iago had shown him how the removal of Cassio was needed in the prepare for Roderigo’s having Desdemona. Act V 1. How would Iago get from Roderigo’s death? Cassio’s? If Roderigo would die, Iago wouldn’t need to own up to taking the gems he was expected to be providing to Desdemona from Roderigo. If Cassio would pass away, Iago’s lies to Othello would be afe. 2. What happened when Cassio and Roderigo combated? Roderigo was wounded by Cassio. Cassio was wounded from behind by Iago. 3. What did Iago do after he injured Cassio? Iago left but returned a few minutes later to “assist” Cassio and to finish off Roderigo, who had been determined as one of the assaulters. 4. How was Desdemona faithful to Othello to the end? When Emilia asked “who have actually done this deed” to Desdemona, she responded “Nobody, I myself.” She did not tell that Othello had smothered her. 5. What was Emilia’s reaction when Othello informed her that Iago had evealed Desdemona’s affair with Cassio to him? She was shocked and astonished. All along she had actually believed the tale had been a lie contrived by some awful individual; never dreaming that Iago was accountable. 6. Who told the reality about Iago? Before her death, Emilia talked she had actually figured out. Then, Iago’s actions admitted his regret. Finally, letters discovered in Roderigo’s pockets made Iago’s conviction much more certain. 7. What took place to Othello, Iago and Cassio in the end? Othello eliminated himself. Iago was stabbed and locked up, his fate to be determined by Cassio. Cassio ended up being “Lord Governor. “