Iago suggests that Roderigo follow Desdemona to Cyprus. Iago secretly hates Othello and tells Roderigo, a rejected suitor to Desdemona, that she has eloped with the Moor.
In spite of her supplications, he suffocates her with a pillow.
When Roderigo cries out, Iago kills him. Meanwhile, the gullible Roderigo has abandoned all hope of Desdemona, but Iago urges him to kill Cassio and rekindle his hopes.
Brabantio, Othello, and Desdemona appear before the Duke of Venice. He tells her to pray a last prayer as he has no wish to kill her soul. Cassio leaves quickly, and when Othello arrives, Desdemona pleads for Cassio.
Iago then encourages Cassio to appeal to Desdemona to influence Othello to reinstate Cassio. Othello, beset by uncertainty and anxiety, later demands of Iago some proof that Desdemona is unfaithful.
Once alone, Iago reveals his plan to implicate Michael Cassio in a clandestine affair with Desdemona. Realizing that he plans to murder her, Desdemona protests her innocence of any wrongdoing.
Mistakenly, Othello thinks Cassio is boasting about having seduced Desdemona. The duke and senators welcome Othello and inform him of his deployment to Cyprus in a defensive against the Ottomites. Iago rushes out and stabs Cassio in the leg. Desdemona immediately and enthusiastically begins to beg Othello to pardon Cassio, as she promised, and will not stop her pleading until Othello, preoccupied with other thoughts, agrees.
Estimated Reading Time An average student should plan to spend at least one hour to read each act of the play for the first reading if the text used provides sufficient footnotes.
Desdemona and Emilia enter, and Othello admits to a headache. Knowing that this is the end, he asks to be remembered as "one that loved not wisely but too well. A soldier to the last, Othello stands on his honor.
He accuses her of falseness, and Desdemona, not knowing what she has done to offend, can only assure him that she loves him. Iago then stabs Cassio so that Othello thinks Iago has kept a promise to kill Cassio.
Desdemona tells Cassio that she will help him. After he revives, Iago incites him anew by talking to Cassio about Bianca while Othello eavesdrops on the conversation.Convinced of his wife's betrayal and enraged and grieving, Othello rushes into action, making an agreement with Iago that he, Othello, will kill Desdemona, and Iago will dispose of Cassio.
Desdemona, true to her word to Cassio, continues to plead on his behalf. OTHELLO THE MOOR OF VENICE William Shakespeare WITH RELATED READINGS THE EMC MASTERPIECE SERIES Access Editions EMC/Paradigm Publishing St.
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In Othello, paraphrase Othello's final speech in Act 5 Scene 2. Soft you; a word or two before you go. I have done the state some service, and they know't. Othello study guide contains a biography of William Shakespeare, literature essays, a complete e-text, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.
Shakespeare's tragic tale of jealousy and deceit opens in Venice, where the villainous Iago plots against Othello, the Moor.
Iago teams up with Roderigo, a young Venetian who wants Othello's wife.Download