Othello ~ Act V Flashcard Example #11782

How would Iago gain from Roderigo’s death? Cassio’s?
If Roderigo would die, Iago wouldn’t have to own up to stealing the jewels he was supposed to be giving to Desdemona from Roderigo. If Cassio would die, Iago’s lies to Othello would be safe.
What happened when Cassio and Roderigo fought?
Roderigo was wounded by Cassio. Cassio was wounded from behind by Iago.
What did Iago do after he wounded Cassio?
Iago left but returned a few minutes later to “help” Cassio and to finish off Roderigo, who had been identified as one of the attackers.
How was Desdemona faithful to Othello to the end?
When Emilia asked “who hath done this deed” to Desdemona, she replied “Nobody, I myself.” She did not tell that Othello had smothered her.
What was Emilia’s reaction when Othello told her that Iago had revealed Desdemona’s affair with Cassio to him?
She was shocked and amazed. All along she had thought the tale had been a lie contrived by some awful person; never dreaming that Iago was responsible.
Who told the truth about Iago?
Before her death, Emilia told all she had figured out. Then, Iago’s actions confessed his guilt. Finally, letters found in Roderigo’s pockets made Iago’s conviction even more certain.
What happened to Othello, Iago and Cassio in the end?
Othello killed himself. Iago was stabbed and imprisoned, his fate to be determined by Cassio. Cassio became “Lord Governor.”

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