othello act 2

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how does the setting shift?
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it now takes place on the island of cyprus
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Why is Desdemona worried about Othello
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Becasue Othello is leaving Cyprus to go fight on his ship
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Do Iago and Rodrigo really think that Cassio and Desdemona are lovers
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no, it was just a rumor
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who does Iago suspect of having an affair with his wife
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Cassio
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what does Iago’s speech reveal about how he feels about women
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that he does not respect women
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What is Iago trying to convince Rodrigo
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that Desdemona will get tired of Othello and now is your chance to make a move
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what backs up Iago
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he said that Desdemona is that type of lady
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how is what Iago sadi to othello different from what he said to Roderigo about Desdemona
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he thinks he is noble and has a loving character
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whats the effect of the repeated word honest, what is this an example of?
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a constant reminder of the dramatic irony inherent in Iago’s dealings. None of the characters in the play have any idea of Iago’s plans and evil intentions
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How does Iago try to tempt Cassio? does it work?
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his first plan is to get cassio drunk, second plan is to get Rodrigo all fired up and fight cassio, first plan works but his second does not
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why do you think that Iago makes sure Cassio gets drunk
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So he will not be in control of himself.and spill about Desdemona and fight Roderigo
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what does Montano now believe about Cassio as a result of Iagos manipulations
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Cassio fights offstage with Roderigo, and comes forth, chasing him; Montano tries to hinder Cassio, but Cassio just ends up injuring him. Montano feels that Iago is out of control.
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what is Iago pretending to be?
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Iago plays Othello’s loyal friend, something he most definitely is not.
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how does Othello punish Cassio for fighting
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Dismisses him from service.
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What flaws does Othello show in his speech
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Self-consciousness would be his biggest flaw, in addition to being incapable of showing his wife love on a personal level. He cannot separate their public and private relationship.
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how does Iago get cassio to go to Desdemona
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he said that he might get his position back if shes on his side
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Would shit now have gone down if cassio didn’t drink. what if he didn’t succumb to peer pressure
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yes he might have never fought Rodrigo, because Iago basically forced him to

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