The play begins with an argument between Iago and Roderigo. This conflict gives the reader a glimpse of what is to come. Shakespeare uses the technique of foreshadowing to help the reader predict the misfortunes that will befall the characters in the play. The unfortunate events leading up to the downfall of the characters come to life through underlying discord between the characters.
Othello decides that both Cassio and Desdemona must die. Enter Desdemona, Cassio, and Emilia: Emilia encourages her, saying, "Good madam, do: This should give us the chills, as we know that "honest" Iago plans to make Othello believe that she is speaking up for Cassio because she is sleeping with him.
Desdemona then goes on to say just how she will do it.
In the sense that Desdemona uses the word, "watch" means "keep awake. Desdemona herself seems to be quite merry. Meanwhile, we are cringing with fear, because we know about the trap that Iago has set, and Desdemona is walking right in. At this moment, Othello and Iago appear.
While they are still out of earshot, Cassio hastily excuses himself. Desdemona wants him to stay and hear what she has to say on his behalf, but as he is leaving he answers, "Madam, not now: Enter Othello and Iago: As Cassio hurries away, leaving Desdemona to do his talking for him, Iago and Othello are still out of earshot of the women, and Iago takes the opportunity to do a little fishing.
I like not that" 3. That would have looked like she was hiding something, but she has nothing to hide.
The politics of the situation count for little with Desdemona. She thinks that Othello should restore Cassio to his position because he is "one that truly loves you" 3. She argues that Cassio "errs in ignorance and not in cunning" 3. Desdemona, however, refuses to be put off. At this point Desdemona begins to apply even more pressure.
First, she shows a bit of impatience with his excuses: A "private check" is a quiet little talking-to, and for "not almost" we would use the word "scarcely" or "hardly. She says, "Tell me, Othello. To "mammer" is to hesitate or waver, and that is what Othello has been doing.
He has denied her request, but at the same time has said that he will grant it, yet has repeatedly avoided saying just when he will grant it. She then goes on to exclaim, "What! At this, Othello gives in. However, at the moment, Othello is happy with his wife and makes a small joke: Having granted her request, his request is that she stop talking and leave him alone for a while.
She immediately grants his request and says goodbye, taking Emilia with her. As she leaves, she has one last thing for him to consider: In other words, he can do whatever he wants, and whatever he is, she will be obedient to him.
A wife was supposed to be obedient to her husband, but Desdemona seems to be of the opinion that obedience is a two-way street. Exeunt Desdemona and Emilia: Watching his wife leave, Othello exclaims, "Excellent wretch!
A "wretch" is a miserable, low-down person, but in calling Desdemona "excellent wretch," Othello means what the British mean when they smile and call someone a "cheeky beggar.In "A Poison Tree," Blake represents anger as a plant and compares the angry person's relationship to his anger to a gardener's relationship to the plants he tends.
Comparison is implicit in metaphor. His self-evaluation and his conscious commitment to reason certainly make him feel superior to others.
He knows that Othello, who is not easily jealous, can get in rage once he gets suspicious. Thus, Iago plants this suspicion step by step by making ambiguous comments and by supplying "evidence" when it .
Feb 10, · In Othello, Iago is the jealous "friend" who is deceitful and sly. He pretends to be Othello trusted friend while he is secretly plotting for his downfall and waiting for the chance to ruin Othello.
In the Poison Tree, the narrator 'sunned it with my smiles/And with soft deceitful wiles' The idea of the deceitful friend is initiativeblog.com: Resolved. The real artist does his work of art for art's sake and Iago does his evil scheme for evil's sake. He is like a skillful writer who has the power to decide on the lives of his characters and to devise any plot that might intricate his story.
Thus does Iago plant doubt in Othello's mind, the first stage to suspicion and on to conviction. After Iago leaves, Othello reveals in a soliloquy that he is on his way to suspicion.
Desdemona and Emilia enter, and Desdemona again begins plying her husband on behalf of Cassio, which now rubs Othello the wrong way, and he, in turns, rubs at a. IAGO: Do it not with poison, strangle her in her bed – even the bed that she hath contaminated. (IV–5) His mind poisoned with foul thoughts, the hero now seeks to kill his wife in the bed that he thinks she has contaminated, poisoned with her lust.