Why then I think Cassio is an honest man?

If they’re not honest, they shouldn’t look like they are! Certain, men should be what they seem. Absolutely, people should be what they appear to be. Why then I think Cassio’s an honest man.

What he will do with it Heaven knows not I?

What he will do with it, Heaven knows, not I. This speech of Emilia’s announces the beginning of Othello’s “handkerchief plot,” a seemingly insignificant event—the dropping of a handkerchief—that becomes the means by which Othello, Desdemona, Cassio, Roderigo, Emilia, and even Iago himself are completely undone.

How does Othello’s language change throughout the play?

At the beginning when accused of witchcraft by Brabantio, Othello is completely in control of the situation and his language reflects it. As Iago begins to poison his mind and the scene shifts from the battlefield to the bedroom his language breaks down and he is reduced to a series of exclamations of abuse.

What language is Othello written in?


Why did I marry Othello?

Sees and knows more, much more, than he unfolds. (to himself) Why did I ever get married? I’m sure this good and honest man sees and knows more, much more, than he’s telling me.

Who speaks in prose in Othello?

At the close of Act 1 Iago uses prose to convince Rodrigo not to kill himself. Instead he tells Rodrigo to use all his money to win Desdemona from Othello and Cassio. By speaking in prose he sounds frank and open and his plan simple. Later he tells the audience of his true plans.

What does Othello talk about?

The story of an African general in the Venetian army who is tricked into suspecting his wife of adultery, Othello is a tragedy of sexual jealousy. First performed around 1604, the play is also a pioneering exploration of racial prejudice.

Who dies in Othello?

Specifically, we learned that by the end of Othello, there are four dead bodies: Desdemona, Emilia, Roderigo, and Othello himself. Iago murdered two of these people with his own hand, but his influence is at the bottom of them all.