- 1 What does Venice symbolize in Othello?
- 2 What happens in Venice in Othello?
- 3 Why is Othello called the Moor of Venice?
- 4 Why did Shakespeare choose Venice for Othello?
- 5 Why does Roderigo want to drown himself?
- 6 Who killed Emilia?
- 7 What were Othello’s last words?
- 8 What race is Othello?
- 9 What is Othello’s tragic flaw?
- 10 What is the moral of Othello?
- 11 What does Othello claim made Desdemona love him?
- 12 Why does Othello think Cassio is crying out?
What does Venice symbolize in Othello?
In Othello, Venice represents civilization, while Cyprus symbolizes the wilderness.
What happens in Venice in Othello?
Iago is furious about being overlooked for promotion and plots to take revenge against his General; Othello, the Moor of Venice. Iago manipulates Othello into believing his wife Desdemona is unfaithful, stirring Othello’s jealousy. Othello allows jealousy to consume him, murders Desdemona, and then kills himself.
Why is Othello called the Moor of Venice?
Yet the full name of the play is The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice, because Othello is the one who seems to suffer the most throughout the play. They refuse to refer to him by name, choosing instead to call him “the Moor”, a reference to his Middle Eastern descent, or simply, “him”.
Why did Shakespeare choose Venice for Othello?
Shakespeare uses Venice as a setting for two of his plays. In both Othello and The Merchant of Venice he’s exploring ethnic, racial and religious conflict and what better place to examine that than a small city where the pressures of those aspects of life are acute. Venice was the perfect setting for doing that.
Why does Roderigo want to drown himself?
He is threatening to drown himself because life is pointless without Desdemona, who is Othello’s. Roderigo is a gullible, rich man who decides that he will win the love of the beautiful lady Desdemona by buying her gifts. He pays a man, Iago, to assist him in winning Desdemona’s love.
Who killed Emilia?
Emilia having heard from Othello that Iago told him of Desdemona “cheating” on him with Cassio, accuses him of gross dishonesty leading to an unjust murder. When she hears about the handkerchief, she reveals her role and Iago threatens and then kills her at the first opportunity.
What were Othello’s last words?
Othello’s suicide serves as a kind of trial in which he decides on and enacts a punishment for his crime of killing Desdemona. In his final speech, he explains how he hopes to be remembered, saying “When you shall these unlucky deed relate / Speak of me as I am” (5.2.).
What race is Othello?
Othello is a Moorish prince living in Venice, as an ambassador of the Moors. After time in Venice, Othello is appointed general in the Venetian Army.
What is Othello’s tragic flaw?
Othello is about as near as Shakespeare gets to classical tragedy. His downfall becomes his own doing, and he is no longer, as in classical tragedy, the helpless victim of fate. Some say that Othello’s tragic flaw was jealousy which flared at suspicion and rushed into action unchecked by calm common sense.
What is the moral of Othello?
What moral lessons can we learn from the play Othello? Its lessons seem to be summed up in the few and simple words: “Thou shall not lie”: “To thine own self be true.” Every character in the play who suffers in that final scene of agony is but paying the penalty due to injured moral laws.
What does Othello claim made Desdemona love him?
What does Brabantio accuse Othello of having done? What does Othello claim made Desdemona love him? He thinks it will help his chances with Desdemona. Why does Roderigo agree to kill Cassio?
Why does Othello think Cassio is crying out?
Why does Othello think Cassio is crying out? Iago is murdering him. Roderigo is beating him. He is about to kill himself.