Why does Othello say he is being tormented?

Why does Othello say he is being tormented?

Why is Othello so tormented? He thinks Desdemona is in love with Cassio. To take care of Cassio.

What does Othello say about the handkerchief?

In Act III, scene iv, Othello knows that Desdemona does not have the handkerchief, and he implies that something ominous will happen if the handkerchief is lost: “To lose ‘t or give ‘t away were such perdition/ As nothing else could match” (67-68). Othello is using this love token to entrap Desdemona in falsity.

Why does Desdemona think Othello is angry?

She informs him that it will take some time to convince Othello and that Cassio has to be patient if he wants his job back. What does Desdemona think the cause is of Othello’s anger? She thinks that he is stressed about business related issues.

Why does Emilia lie about the handkerchief?

Emilia seems to become loyal to her husband in a way she hasn’t been in the past: she decides to give Iago the handkerchief after having denied his request “a hundred times,” and she lies to Desdemona about not knowing the handkerchief’s whereabouts.

What happens in Act 5 of Othello?

Summary: Act V, scene i. Iago and Roderigo wait outside the brothel where Cassio visits Bianca. Iago positions Roderigo with a rapier (a type of sword) in a place where he will be able to ambush Cassio. Inspired by what he believes to be Iago’s successful vengeance, Othello returns to his bedroom to kill Desdemona.

Why doesn’t Emilia tell Desdemona about the handkerchief?

Emilia does not know the extent of Iago’s deceit and is content to “please his fantasy” (303). She gives him the handkerchief because she knows it holds some significance for him and is prepared to allow him that indulgence.

How does Roderigo die in Othello?

12) How does Roderigo die? After Roderigo fails to murder Cassio, Iago arrives on the scene, pretending to be concerned for Cassio. When Cassio identifies Roderigo as his attacker, Iago—pretending to be honorable—calls Roderigo a “murd’rous slave” and stabs him to death.

How is imagery used in Othello?

Iago uses a lot of animal imagery to describe Othello. In Act 1 Scene 1, he calls him a ‘Barbary horse’ and an ‘old black ram’, using these images to make Desdemona’s father angry and telling him that Othello and Desdemona ‘are making the beast with two backs’. This continues in Iago’s soliloquies.

Who is in love with Cassio?


Who put the handkerchief in Cassio’s room?


Why does Othello fall in love Desdemona?

By his own admission, Desdemona fell in love with Othello’s bravery and for surviving many sorrows and tribulations. She pities his past. Othello, in turn, loves the fact that she admires him. From his point of view, he has a loving, obedient wife who admires his ability to endure dangers.

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