Who says this honest creature doubtless sees and knows more much more than he unfolds?
Not long after this speech from Iago, Othello says, “Why did I marry? This honest creature doubtless / Sees and knows more, much more, than he unfolds.” (247-48).
Why does Othello compare Desdemona to a hawk?
The phrase “prey at fortune” means “hunt wherever it finds itself.” Othello imagines Desdemona as his hawk, tied not to his arm, but to his heart. He tells himself that if she turns out to be wild, he’ll set her free, but later in the same scene his jealousy deepens so much that he vows to kill her.
How does Iago make Othello question Cassio’s honesty?
Othello asks Iago whether he believes Cassio to be honest, and Iago feigns reluctance to answer. Iago plants in Othello’s mind thoughts of adultery, cuckoldry, and hypocrisy, until Othello screams at the ensign to speak his mind. Iago suggests that Othello observe his wife closely when she is with Cassio.
What kind of proof of Cassio’s love for Desdemona does Iago offer Othello?
An agitated Othello returns and demands that Iago give him proof of Desdemona’s unfaithfulness. Iago tells Othello that, once, when he shared a bedroom with Cassio, he overheard him plotting with Desdemona in his sleep. Furthermore, he says he has seen Cassio wiping his beard with the handkerchief.
Did Michael Cassio when you wooed my lady?
What dost thou say, Iago? 95 Did Michael Cassio, when you wooed my lady, Know of your love? He did, from first to last.
How does Othello want to settle Brabantios claim that he forced Desdemona to marry him?
How does Othello want to settle Brabantio’s claim that he forced Desdemona to marry him? He suggests asking Desdemona what happened. What does Iago mean when he tells Cassio that “Our general’s wife is now the general?” Desdemona can help Cassio get his position back because Othello is so devoted to her.
How might you characterize Emilia’s relationship with Desdemona?
Desdemona and Emilia turn to each other for companionship and comfort, and discover an equal in intelligence, virtue, loyalty, and generosity. As the play progresses, the bond between Desdemona and Emilia is strengthened by shared experiences of abuse and increasing fear of male violence.
What effect does comparing Othello to an animal and a devil have an Brabantio?
Iago wants Brabantio to get extremely angry with his daughter and especially with Othello and knows that telling him that they are having sex, and comparing them to beasts, would make Brabantio or any other father furious.
Why does Shakespeare use animal imagery in Othello?
Iago is the first to use animal imagery in Othello. He uses it in a way to be crude and derogatory. This is when Iago refers to seeing Desdemona and Cassio sleeping together, but by using animal imagery, he words it in a way that seems bestial.
Why is Iago honest?
Iago has a reputation for honesty; everyone believes he is trustworthy and can be relied upon in any situation. Othello speaks of him in Act 1 Scene 3: So please your grace, my ensign. A man he is of honesty and trust.
Why does Othello think Iago is honest?
Othello is known to be a character that expresses a lot of honesty especially in his previous speech in the play so for Iago to be honest with Othello shows that Iago is being serious and truly cares about him.
Who says Iago is most honest in Othello?
When Othello reminds Cassio to keep a lid on the festivities in Cyprus, Cassio replies that he has already given orders to Iago, and Othello says approvingly that “Iago is most honest” (2.3. 6) — that is, reliable.
What was Emilia’s relationship with Iago Desdemona?
Emilia was Iago’s wife. She did things out of love for him. Emilia was a servant to Desdemona but also had affection and friendship for her. In Act III, Emilia was still more loyal to Iago than to Desdemona; she did not tell Desdemona about the handkerchief.
How does Iago see Desdemona and how does Cassio see Desdemona?
How does Iago see Desdemona, and how does Cassio see Desdemona? Iago sees Desdemona simply as a tool to use for Othello’s destruction. Because the Moor loves her, he too, would “love” to use her for Othello’s destruction.
How is Cassio’s characterization of Iago as kind and honest ironic?
What is ironic about Cassio’s statement, “I never knew a Florentine more kind and honest?” Cassio believes that Iago is kind and honest even though he is the one who got him fired and is manipulating him.