three fingers so often which now again you are most apt to play the sir in. Very good. Well kissed! and excellent courtesy! 'tis so, indeed. Yet again your fingers to your lips?Would they were clysterpipes for your sake! The Moor! I know his trumpet. (II, i, 180-185) The purpose of the above aside is to further show Iagos intentions and how he wants Cassio fired, he wants Cassio to continue to be courteous with Desdemona so it can look like flirting and Othello can fire Cassio over it. Read the following section and explain how it functions as an example foreshadowing: OTHELLO: ...If it were now to die, Twere now to be most happy; for I fear my soul hath her content so absolute that not another comfort like to this succeeds in unknown fate. This section functions as an example of foreshadowing because it talks about how happy Othello is with Desdemona and it foreshadows how that happiness wont last and that their will be trouble ahead with their relationship. Why do Iago and Roderigo stay behind after all the others have left to travel to Cyprus? What is further revealed about Iago's plan? How does Roderigo respond to Iago's claims? - syann Iago and Roderigo stay behind because Iago wants to inform Roderigo in on his plan. HE basically has two plans, which is to tell Roderigo that he will end the happiness between Othello and Desdemona. And how Roderigo needs to get over desdemona, because she seems too in love with Othello. But then Roderigo tells Iago that he believes that Cassio and Desdemona are in love, which ends up intriguing Iago because he has more evidence for his plan.But Roderigo believes that Desdemona could not be perceived the way Iago is making her to be. He thinks of hr as an angel saying, “she’s full of the most blessed condition” (242-243). She could never lust Cassio and actually be in love with the moor. Iago then
talks up Roderigo's head saying how Othello lied about the stories to make Desdemona fall in love with him, and how he can never fulfill her sexual needs. Then refers back to the way that Cassio took Desdemona’s hand. He the reveals how he would get Cassio very drunk and Roderigo would cause a fight with him. That way is reputation can be hammered. What does Iago instruct Roderigo to do? Iago instructs Roderigo to get Cassio mad so that he can punch Roderigo and make himself look bad in front of everyone, and most importantly in front of Othello and lose his position, and respect. Read the soliloquy that ends the scene. What does the reader learn about Iago's plan and the possible motivations for Iago's revenge? The reader learns that Iago truly dislikes Othello and wants to get his revenge through manipulating desdemona and hurting Othello in that form. He wants to make it appear as if Othello’s wife Desdemona is having an affair (cheating on him ) with Cassio. The reader also learns that Iago is just using Roderigo for his money and doesn't truly want to help him get desdemona. Iago just wants to help himself and will do anything to achieve just that.
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- Othello, Iago, Cassio