Othello

Richard Austin
Dr. Muriel M. Brennan
English 110
Othello act 3 questions 1 & 2
7/1/19

Othello

1) Trace the steps by which Iago rouses Othello's suspicion. Is there anything in Othello's character or circumstances that render him particularly susceptible to Iago's wiles?

Pretending to be unwilling to speak for fear of upsetting him, Iago cleverly manipulates Othello into pressuring him to reveal his "suspicions." Iago plays on Othello's position as an outsider to suggest that Venetian wives customarily take lovers behinds their husbands' backs, and hints at Desdemona's skill at deception by reminding him of how completely she hid her love for Othello from her father. Having ...

Want to read the rest of this paper?
Join Essayworld today to view this entire essay
and over 50,000 other term papers

telling him that Cassio has Desdemona's handkerchief; here Iago very cunningly pretends not to know the significance of the handkerchief to Othello, thus persuading Othello that he would have no basis on which to make up such a story.

2) In III, iv, 49-98, Emilia knows of Desdemona's distress over the lost handkerchief. At this moment, how do you explain her failure to relieve Desdemona's mind? Is Emilia aware of her husband's villainy?

Emilia's one small dishonest act towards Desdemona - stealing her special handkerchief - turns out to have devastating consequences. The loss of the handkerchief is what convinces Othello that Desdemona is guilty, and Emilia's little theft ends up causing her friend's death, at least in part.

But she redeems herself, or it least gives a good shot at trying. It is Emilia who discovers the truth about Iago's plotting and reveals it to the world. She can't bring Desdemona back to life, but she does clear her name. She ends up sacrificing ...

Get instant access to over 50,000 essays.
Write better papers. Get better grades.


Already a member? Login


CITE THIS PAGE:

Othello. (2019, July 2). Retrieved September 22, 2019, from http://www.essayworld.com/essays/Othello/107047
"Othello." Essayworld.com. Essayworld.com, 2 Jul. 2019. Web. 22 Sep. 2019. <http://www.essayworld.com/essays/Othello/107047>
"Othello." Essayworld.com. July 2, 2019. Accessed September 22, 2019. http://www.essayworld.com/essays/Othello/107047.
"Othello." Essayworld.com. July 2, 2019. Accessed September 22, 2019. http://www.essayworld.com/essays/Othello/107047.
JOIN NOW
Join today and get instant access to this and 50,000+ other essays


PAPER DETAILS
Added: 7/2/2019 08:22:15 PM
Submitted By: SootDawg
Category: Shakespeare
Type: Free Paper
Words: 376
Pages: 2

Save | Report

SHARE THIS PAPER

SAVED ESSAYS
Save and find your favorite essays easier

SIMILAR ESSAYS
Othello 2
Othello: Act 5 Analysis
Othello - Iago
Crime And Punishment And Othell...
Othello: Reputation And Honesty
Othello
Othello
Difference Betwen Iago And Othe...
Othello
Othello Composition: The Charac...
Othello's Trafic Flaw
Copyright | Cancel | Contact Us

Copyright © 2019 Essayworld. All rights reserved