Othello, Act 4, Scene 1, Review Flashcard Example #60664

What is Iago attempting to do to Othello in the opening of Act 4, Scene 1? What happens to Othello as a result of this?
Iago attempts to stress Othello out by telling him that Desdemona has cheated on him. This causes Othello to have an epileptic seizure
What is Iago’s “medicine”? What is meant by “thus credulous fools caught, and many worthy and chaste dames even thus, all guiltless, meet approach.”?
The rumors are the medicine. The line means that the rumors caused gullible innocent people to suffer
Who does Iago want to speak with? Why? What does he want Othello to do?
Iago wants to talk to Cassio and get him to confess his affair with Desdemona. Iago tells Othello to hide himself from the discussion because Iago wants to talk to Cassio about Desdemona, and Desdemona is Othello’s wife.
What does Othello threaten based on what he hears?
Violence
Who is Iago really going to talk to Cassio about?
Bianca
How does Iago respond to Iago when he tells Cassio who he’s actually going to talk about? How does this make Othello feel?
Cassio responds disrespectfully when Iago tells Cassio that Iago’s actually going to talk about Bianca. This makes Othello not trust Iago. Othello thinks Cassio is talking to Desdemona.
How does Bianca lead to Iago’s plan without her knowing?
Bianca contributes to Iago’s plan in a good way. She shows up with Desdemona’s handkerchief, which proves the affair between Cassio and Desdemona.
What does Othello swear he’s going to do?
Strangle Desdemona, because he feels that she cheated on him.
What does Othello mean when he says to Iago “Good, good. The justice of it pleases, very good.”?
Desdemona will die in the same place where she betrayed Othello.
What does Iago say concerning Othello?
“Let me kill Cassio”
What news does Lodovico bring?
Othello and Desdemona have been sent home, and now Cassio is going to replace Othello. In other words, Othello and Desdemona got divorced and now Cassio is going to marry Desdemona.
What does Lodovico mean when he asks “Is this the noble Moor, whom our full senate call all in all sufficient?”?
In other words, Lodovico is asking “is this the same guy we hired?”. Lodovico is asking about Cassio: the one who got promoted on Cyprus.

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