In act 1, scene 3 of Shakespeare’s Othello, Iago’s plan is to have Desdemona’s father, Brabantio, disgrace Othello in front of the Duke and his council—but it fails. Iago then decides to lead Othello to believe that Desdemona is being unfaithful to Othello with Cassio, Othello’s lieutenant.
What is Iago’s plan in Act 2?
In Act 2, Scene 1 of Othello, Iago formulates his plan to drive Othello mad. Shakespeare shifts the action from Venice to Cyprus. A storm has dispersed the Venetian fleet so that Cassio arrives first, anxious for Othello’s safety. Desdemona arrives later with Iago and Emilia.
What fault in Othello does Iago plan to expose and use to go about destroying Othello’s marriage?
By exploiting Othello’s insecurities, awakening his jealousy, manipulating Cassio and Desdemona, and using circumstantial evidence as proof of their affair, Iago persuades Othello to murder his wife. Following Desdemona’s murder, Iago’s wicked plan is exposed and Othello is overwhelmed with guilt and remorse.
Why did Iago cause destruction in Cyprus?
Why does Iago plan Desdemona’s downfall? Find evidence of how Iago’s anger towards Desdemona will benefit him in undermining her reputation. Iago plans Desdemona’s downfall because Roderigo will pay him if she can be with him instead of with Othello.
Did Othello slept with Iago’s wife?
At the end of Act I, scene iii, Iago says he thinks Othello may have slept with his wife, Emilia: “It is thought abroad that ‘twixt my sheets / He has done my office” (I. iii. 369–370 ).
Why is there a plan to destroy Othello?
Arguably Shakespeare’s most heinous villain, the duplicitous Iago plans to avenge himself against Othello for being passed over for promotion. He decides to exploit Cassio in this plan.
What are the next two moves of Iago’s plan?
What are the next two moves Iago plans? Iago is going to have his wife Emilia convince Desdemona to support Cassio and then he is going to get Othello to see Cassio and Desdemona talking together to get him suspicious.
What is the point of Act 2 Scene 2 in Othello?
In this very short scene, a messenger appears to announce that Othello has declared mass feasting and revelry in celebration of the victory against the Turks, and also in honor of his marriage to Desdemona.
What is Iago’s response to Othello’s demand of proof of Desdemona’s adultery?
In response to Iago’s insinuations about Desdemona’s adultery, Othello demands “ocular proof”—that is, evidence that will visually verify the allegation against his wife. Othello’s emphasis on the need for Iago to “prove [his] love a whore” demonstrates his commitment to justice.
Why is Roderigo so unhappy about Desdemona’s marriage?
Why is Roderigo so unhappy about Othello’s marriage? Roderigo is unhappy about the marriage because he is in love with Desdemona. 2. … Iago is upset with Othello because Othello promoted Cassio instead of Iago.
How does Iago ruin Othello marriage?
As a result, Iago hatches a dastardly plan to gain revenge. He is going to destroy Othello by convincing him that his wife, Desdemona, is cheating on him with Cassio.