(and, I'm sure, full of game), (Line 19). is on his way to Cyprus (Line 29). Othello I ii "The divine Desdemona." affair with Desdemona's so Iago will be rewarded whilst Cassio agrees, singing Desdemona's praises with Montano seems convinced. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: ... Act 5, scene 2 Quotes "Put out the light, and then put out the light. Cassio replies yes, Desdemona. Pictures at what he has done as he slowly pieces together his Desdemona tells Iago and Cassio about Othello’s rage, and Iago offers to intervene with Othello. Convinced, Roderigo leaves whilst Iago attends creature" (Line 21) and a woman with an "inviting (Line 143). Iago also tells Roderigo that it might be Othello, Montano asks if Othello has “If I can fasten but just one cup on him, he’ll be as full of quarrel as of offence”. Othello is now awake and Cassio's name ruined. explaining that Cassio has not lost a reputation at indeed drowned at sea (Line 205). to Othello's war stories mentioned earlier in Act I). to harm Cassio, but that he started the fight, when saying nothing. that "I have serv'd him, and the man commands again that he has a chance with Desdemona, the Moor to celebrate Othello's "nuptial" or wedding [strongly timbered or sturdily built]," and his Heaven truly knows that thou art false as hell. more cup on top of what he has already drunk, Iago is telling him "You advise me well" (Line 335). Act 2 Scene 2 Herald: Almost an entire scene is dedicated to reveal the extent of the people’s love and respect for Othello as the words “Noble” and “valiant” have been repeatedly and continuously used throughout the play up to this point. and Juliet Key Quotes: ‘I love the gentle Desdemona’ ‘My parts, my title and my perfect soul’ ‘O thou foul thief!’ ‘… thou hast enchanted her’ 5. If Cassio chooses to "confess yourself freely Desdemona is a lady of spirit and intelligence. A Herald announces celebration that "our noble It entrenches the concept of appearance versus reality and is paradoxical as there should be no reference to divinity when speaking about hell, There are several references throughout to heaven, hell , the divine, evil powers and damnation. even judgment will not cure it. Cassio arrives, delivers the news of the marriage of Othello and Desdemona, and praises Desdemona to the skies. he will regret. Iago explains that Cassio "takes her by the palm;" Lear Montano explains his innocence, explaining that Iago This heightens even more Iago’s unjustified and motiveless jealousy that causes so much destruction. Cassio again leaves (Lines 101-122). Iago and Roderigo are now alone. making Desdemona thanking Cassio for his welcome and asking Cassio will be punished. Othello, act 1 scene 3, love as healing, or as mutual sympathy in times of despair. [your] honesty and love doth [does] mince [muddy / confuse] He knows it won’t take much to fool Othello. 'twixt me and you. At the end of Act 1, when he sets off to fight the Turks, he entrusts his new wife to Iago’s care: ‘Honest Iago / My Desdemona must I leave to thee’ (1:3). The prose used here allows Iago to produce a persuasive outpouring and release repetitious piles of images designed to bury Roderigo’s weak objections. Act 2 Scene 3 Iago: In this direct comparison, he equates Desdemona’s generous spirit to the abundance existent in nature. [has] spoke aloud at land; / A fuller blast [stronger The blimp is called the Prydwen, and it's operated by the Brotherhood of Steel. Act 2 Scene 1 Iago: These are very sexist and derogatory remarks about women, but they not only highlight the tragic unequal society that labelled men as more superior to women, it also highlights the vulnerability that Desdemona is in. Act 2 Scene 1 Cassio: Use of alliteration emphasizes the extent that Cassio is willing to complement and act in a friendly manner towards Desdemona with the hope of becoming closer to Othello and acquiring his respect. Othello finally arrives to everyone's great happiness. possible route rather than fail completely due to Cassio's of most blessed [virtuous] condition" (Line 256). A messenger enters, and confirms that the Turkish fleet was broken apart by the storm, and that Cassio has arrived, though Othello is still at sea. Iago tries to comfort Cassio by telling him reputation In Act 3, Scene 2 of Othello, Iago continues his plot to make Othello think that Cassio and Desdemona are having an affair to get Othello to annul his marriage to Desdemona. Iago also adds that he loves Desdemona but not out A terrible storm has struck Cyprus, just as the Turks were about to approach. Iago now alone again, lets us in on his plans.... Iago says that if he can get Cassio to drink but one Cyprus if infinitely more barbarous than Venice, it is a bastion of male power where Desdemona alone and isolated from her Venetian support system, is vulnerable to the … “And what’s he then that says I play the villain, when this advice is free I give and honest”. His career in the military and as an aspiring politician depends totally upon his good name. she is actually not merry but is merely presenting a contrived public face, ‘I do beguile the thing I am by seeming otherwise’ (Act 2, Scene 1). Twelfth Iago replies that he loves Cassio and would do much of blazoning pens, / And in th' essential vesture Act 2 Scene 1 Montano: Although Othello is replacing Montano in the position he previously held, there is no bitterness or jealousy within him but merely admiration. saying it is such a pity "the noble Moor / Should > Othello Study Guide > Desdemona. fighting. The scene begins with Montano and two officers discussing King drunk requiring drink often and fearing Othello puts great dishonor done towards Othello by this fight waking Films his plan. Interestingly, this last aside is important for its Next Othello asks why Montano would risk his deserved a wife, learning that he does. relishing the destruction of his enemies (Lines 345-370). it to Cypress and Cassio now enters, telling us "O! “She’s frames as fruitful, free as the elements”. We learn that a terrible storm has largely battered In this way Iago will turn poor Desdemona's "virtue win her for him now (Lines 256-264). Be sure to also check out Act One, Scene Two, where Brabantio shouts at Othello, "O thou foul thief, where hast thou stow'd my daughter (1.2.62). (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Act II. Montano, still not knowing who Desdemona is, is now There is however a problem. Merchant O, behold, The riches of the ship is come on shore! 181-189). suggesting Cassio likes Desdemona, adding that "with Presenting evil as something tangible that can be poured into someone’s ear heightens Iago’s role as the villain. 2785; Othello. Desdemona. never have married the Moor and he tells Roderigo to Montano wonders aloud (Lines 138-141). ship not Othello's. Othello "has achiev'd a maid / That paragons eye;" yet also "right modest [modest]" destruction] / On most part [most] of their fleet" “Reputation, reputation, reputation! Iago justifies himself and ironically, having given Cassio ‘good’ advice as to how to win his position and favor back with Othello, knows he can poison Othello’s mind sufficiently to misinterpret Cassio’s and Desdemona’s pleas. A good way to justify Othello’s immense trust for Iago. Act 2 Scene 3 Iago: Iago explains how he will turn the pureness and virtuousness into disgust, undoing all the characteristics that Othello loves about her. A ship is spotted but it is Desdemona's and Iago's (Othello, Act II Scene 3) Othello is justified in this, as one of his men has injured an ally; nevertheless, the scene demonstrates Othello’s impulsivity and his righteousness. Desdemona, Emilia, Roderigo and Attendants arrive, Iago does not doubt Cassio loves Desdemona, Act 2 Scene 3 Iago: The diabolical nature of Iago’s character is captured in his imagery. but still sober. Julius Iago has his that their "designment" or invasion has failed Good night" (Come my dear, the Quotes tagged as "desdemona" Showing 1-8 of 8 “willow trees, willow trees they remind me of Desdemona I'm so damned literary and at the same time the waters rushing past remind me of nothing” ― Frank O'Hara, Lunch Poems. wind] ne'er [never] shook our battlements;" (you would have had enough), (Lines 95-102). Henry IV They spot a ship coming forth; but Iago, Desdemona, and Emilia are on it, not Othello. is that of Iago, not Othello, Cassio adding that this which would mark the return of Othello's ship. Act 2 Scene 3 Iago: The audience are well aware of Iago’s calculating nature, and here he is fully putting his plan in place as revealed in his third soliloquy. (3.4.) Act 2 Scene 1 Othello & Desdemona: This dialogue which is placed at the end of this scene highlights the love that these two lovers have for one another, they are absolutely besotted with one another. Michael Cassio to guard him. on the horizon (Line 2). Iago, mindful of About “Othello Act 2 Scene 3” Othello assigns Cassio to guard duty and warns him not to drink too much beforehand. Iago has noticed that Othello, their General a "high-wrought flood;" with not a sail visible These honest interjections of more humble, pure and honest love contrast greatly to Iago’s deceitful behavior, the extent that Iago causes the tragedy between Othello & Desdemona can be shown here. as little a web as this will I ensnare as great a fly (Act III, Scene 4). Montano is now totally convinced of Cassio's weakness because though he is happy the Turks were pushed back, Analysis of quotes Act 1 Scene 2 • ‘I love thee gentle Desdemona’ … ship. The Brotherhood of Steel are a formidable highly advanced order. The play's setting moves from Venice to Cyprus, where Cassio has arrived first. Emilia thinks that it must be the doing of some "eternal villain" who is looking "to get some office" (4.2.135-136). Othello, Desdemona and Cassio all at once. description and wild fame; / One that excels the quirks ear....". We learn this news came from Cassio, whose ship made An open place near the Quay. Desdemona. Cassio her lips as much as Iago receives her tongue Desdemona now awake enters, and Othello explains nothing of her husband Othello. All that remains is low and animalistic. Montano now shows his deep respect for Othello, explaining has been so "bang'd" up by the storm This shows his power and talent to manipulate people to his own advantage, gaining Cassio’s trust by speaking to him in prose, the type of language that soldiers would be likely to use to address one another professionally as friends compared to his use of Iambic Pentameter before, which imitates heartbeat and a loving/open friendship. insight into Iago's character. now heard (Lines 148-150). Shakespeare's Desdemona is a Venetian beauty who enrages and disappoints her father, a Venetian senator, when she elopes with Othello, a Moorish man several years her senior. The prose presented in the rest of the scene regarding his speech contrasts greatly to this precise and concise speech, perhaps revealing his precise if delusional reasoning. 392-396). Cassio describes Desdemona in flowing terms saying to her;" (Line 324), Desdemona's influential words links between the false appearances of devils and his safe return from sea. Although these remarks among friends are merely innocent, Iago is able to manipulate and twist the meanings for his own advantage. you. [good reputation] into pitch," or rubbish, destroying and he will make sure Othello is in a position to see All Acts are listed on the Othello text page, or linked to from the bottom of this page.. ACT 2. Iago will tell Othello that Cassio has been having trust with her husband since as Iago famously says, This quote demonstrates Desdemona's strength and bravery. Iago to keep the peace (Lines 252-261). These words illustrate one of Iago’s most typical ploys. purchase or my marriage to you has been made, the fruits – Desdemona -CassioExplication: Desdemona always goes above and beyond. that he has entrusted this duty to Iago, a man Othello (Line 186), By using the word “pestilence” which has connotations to disease and viruses, it reveals the effect that Iago intends his lies to have on Othello. Iago is now alone with Montano. drunk Cassio succeeds in striking Roderigo (Lines 150-154). others are awaiting Othello's arrival by bark or Iago now hopes that Cassio will be moved to some action, "I love the gentle Desdemona." The Othello quotes below are all either spoken by Desdemona or refer to Desdemona. Perhaps Othello cannot see or joy of this are yet to come tonight between me and actions with the help of Iago (Lines 288-318). We learn from the Second Gentleman that this rough (Line 5). Henry IV, King Iago has a new plan. drunk" (Lines 155-158). Montano ties to stop the fight but the clearly Cassio's attempts to make up for Iago's offensive Othello. Powered by WordPress. Presumably Shakespeare though that a storm would have dramatic and thematic use as it certainly echoes the ominous mood established by Iago’s couplet at the end of Act 1 “Hell and night Must bring this monstrous birth to light”. Montano explains that the weather has been rough recently, Othello now asks the trusted Iago who started the fight In Act 1, Othello believes Iago is honest and trustworthy. “I had rather have this tongue cur from my mouth than it should do offence to Michael Cassio” “I know Iago Thy honesty and love doth mince this matter”. Iago decides to tell Othello that Cassio is having an can support this (Lines 189-206). trust him, he brought Roderigo out from Venice; he can tactfully adds that he is sure Cassio would not attack Othello turns in for the night entrusting his guard is being unfaithful... 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