Desdemona is sleeping peacefully when Othello enter with a lantern. Othello reenters and vows with Iago for the death of Desdemona and Cassio, after which he makes Iago his lieutenant.
All but Iago and Roderigo move from the seaport to the royal castle.
In Cinthio, the two murderers escape detection. Governor Montano attempts to hold Cassio down, and Cassio stabs him. The casting of the role comes with a political subtext. Desdemona appears with Lodovico, her kinsman, who brings word from the Duke that Othello must return to Venice and that Cassio will be placed in charge of the soldiers in Cyprus.
Shaken to her very core, she cannot regain her composure, but asks Emilia to fetch her husband. Brabantio demands that Othello go to prison. Desdemona and Othello go to dinner, and Emilia picks up the handkerchief, mentioning to the audience that Iago has always wanted her to steal it for him.
But Desdemona, not quite dead, lets out a faint cry professing her innocence one last time.
He tells her to pray a last prayer as he has no wish to kill her soul. In Shakespeare, Othello suffocates Desdemona, but in Cinthio, the "Moor" commissions the "Ensign" to bludgeon his wife to death with a sand-filled stocking.
Furious, lamenting his life as wasted, he says that his daughter has been stolen by magic and that he wishes she had married Roderigo. In her case, the comparison is meant to evoke purity, but it also indicates that the men do not think of her as an equal human being.
Then he will have a clear avenue to his love. Iago wounds Cassio and runs away. Cinthio describes each gruesome blow, and, when the lady is dead, the "Ensign" and the "Moor" place her lifeless body upon her bed, smash her skull, and cause the cracked ceiling above the bed to collapse upon her, giving the impression its falling rafters caused her death.
However, the version in the Folio is rather different in length, and in wording: In Cyprus the following day, two gentlemen stand on the shore with Montano, the governor of Cyprus. Iago tells Roderigo that Cassio is also in love with Desdemona and that, to help their plans, Roderigo should pick a fight with Cassio while he is on duty.
Iago then accuses Bianca of the failed conspiracy to kill Cassio. Iago attempts to silence Emilia, who realizes what Iago has done.
He stabs himself and falls dying next to Desdemona. That night, Iago gets Cassio drunk and then sends Roderigo to start a fight with him. Desdemona, true to her word to Cassio, continues to plead on his behalf, unknowingly confirming to Othello her unfaithfulness.1. Iago appeals to Othello's military mind.
Iago uses love against Othello to cause him to experience jealousy. B. Iago convinces Othello that Cassio is the enemy. 1. Iago manipulates Cassio into drinking too much since he is certain Cassio will do something he will regret. 2. Othello demotes Cassio from his position of lieutenant.1/5(3).
Detailed Summary Othello Act IV Scene III Othello is walking when Desdemona reaches him. Othello, rather politely sends her to bed. He also asks her to dispatch her attendants and wait for him. Othello: Plot Summary Act I, Scene I The play opens on a warm Venetian night, where a conversation is underway between Roderigo, a gentleman, and Iago, a soldier under.
Act I. Scene I.
- Venice. A mi-centre.comgo to Iago: "Thou told'st me thou didst hold him in thy hate."Iago, a soldier under Othello's command is arguing with Roderigo, a wealthy Venetian.
Roderigo has paid Iago a considerable sum of money to spy on Ot /5(6). Othello William Shakespeare’s tragic play is based on the contrast of the different characters to develop the plot; each character has remarkable depth of passion as an individual, one in particular though- Othello.
Othello (The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice) is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in It is based on the story Un Capitano Moro ("A Moorish Captain") by Cinthio, a disciple of Boccaccio, first published inDownload