Desdemona realizes that Othello's answer is curt, and she emphasizes that this is an important matter and not a trifle that she is asking. He suffers from the infriority complex for his identity as well as for his age.
When we say "this may be just a wild idea," we're using the same kind of psychological maneuver, but usually not as successfully as Iago uses it. Emilia also compares jealousy to a monster, claiming that jealousy is spawned by itself. It covers perhaps the widest range of feelings from happiness, innocence, and trust to torment and revenge.
The scene is divided into seven parts. Othello recounts to the court his wooing of Desdemona.
Rather, he expresses his concerns, his doubts, and asks leading questions to prompt Othello to make that conclusion himself: In the commotion, Iago is able to stab his wife, who falls, apparently dying. She has just delivered one exaggeration after another, as though she's saying, "I am woman, watch me nag!
In a barely audible voice, as though he didn't really mean to say anything, Iago says, "Ha! Sub-scene 4 As Desdemona leaves, Othello chides himself for being irritated by his wife. Iago starts fishing again, and again he starts by talking very softly, so that Othello has to ask him what he's saying.
He complains of a pain in his head, so she strokes his brow with her handkerchief. Othello falls to his knees and promises to have revenge on evil. Artfully and cleverly, Iago is causing Othello to think that Cassio and his wife should not be talking. He is within reach of his original objective of driving Othello to despair, but his victory is not secure, as Othello may yet think to blame Iago again for his suffering and turn against him.
When the Moor and Iago enter, Cassio excuses himself hurriedly, saying that he is too ill at ease to speak with the general at this time. However, at the moment, Othello is happy with his wife and makes a small joke: Watching his wife leave, Othello exclaims, "Excellent wretch!Othello as a stranger in a strange land: In order to understand how and why Iago's rhetoric might work so effectively against Othello, students should also be made aware of the powerful general's vulnerability: he is a Moor in an alien society, first in the city of Venice and then on the isle of Cyprus.
Iago is able to manipulate Othello because Othello is able to cope with the fact he is a black man living in a white society. Iago plays with Othello’s insecurities to get him to believe his wife is having an affair.
Othello becomes weak and. Detailed Summary of Othello, Act 3, Scene 3 Page Index: Enter Desdemona, Cassio, and Emilia.
Desdemona promises Cassio that she will. Without hesitation, Emilia denounces Iago as a liar and Othello as a deceived "dolt" (). She defies Othello's sword to right the injustice of this murder, vowing to "make thee known / Though I lost twenty lives" () and crying out for help, proclaiming that Othello has murdered Desdemona.
Iago's Use of Rhetoric As Iago begins to manipulate Othello’s belief in his wife’s fidelity, he uses various persuasive and rhetorical devices. Shakespeare’s use of punctuation clearly allows the audience to understand the tone with which Iago speaks, the inflection in his voice, and when he pauses.
He uses hesitation as he speaks. This causes Othello to question what Iago is really saying.
With Othello's insistence, Iago gives in and expresses his dislike of Cassio and Desdemona talking to.Download