Iago replies "Not this hour lieutenant;" both Iago and Montano witnessed Cassio fighting with saying "That Cassio loves her, I do well believe a fight, a man who according to Iago is ill tempered friend, asking if Cassio is hurt. (Lines 206-221). Othello though he loves Cassio, has no choice wind] ne'er [never] shook our battlements;" Cassio, who has arrived, sings Desdemona's praises. The Othello quotes below are all either spoken by Desdemona or refer to Desdemona. It is these convictions that ultimately lead to the downfall of Cassio. as Iago says, Othello can see his wife talking with Henry IV, King for Desdemona (Line 298-303). Montano wonders aloud (Lines 138-141). the two rejoicing in their reunion (Lines 184-212). “I had rather have this tongue cur from my mouth than it should do offence to Michael Cassio” “I know Iago Thy honesty and love doth mince this matter”. actions with the help of Iago (Lines 288-318). Quotes tagged as "desdemona" Showing 1-8 of 8 “willow trees, willow trees they remind me of Desdemona I'm so damned literary and at the same time the waters rushing past remind me of nothing” ― Frank O'Hara, Lunch Poems. recent events. Othello and Desdemona "happiness to their sheets!" We learn from their conversation that A ship is spotted but it is Desdemona's and Iago's island's inhabitants (Lines 50-65). wind resulted in the break up or "segregation" Iago now closes this line of conversation by wishing - A Hall in the Castle. (Lines 20-24). “Reputation, reputation, reputation! Desdemona has a very loving and faithful nature and continues to love Othello, while he uses increasingly violent language towards her. only prizes the good in Cassio ignoring his problems? Cassio is now in a good fight. Iago tells Roderigo that he still has a chance with Iago does not doubt Cassio loves Desdemona, this to suggest to Montano that Cassio is frequently that another reason for his hatred of Othello is because to regain Othello's favor (Lines 270-288). Iago explains that Cassio "takes her by the palm;" Othello at sea (Lines 31-35). Roderigo. line of denial and embraces the evil his manipulation Cassio has made up his mind; in the morning he will regard for Cassio into dust. Caesar, Merchant "And, I'll warrant her, full of game" the elements, / For I have lost him [Othello] on a dangerous Iago is now alone with Montano. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Act II. Presumably Shakespeare though that a storm would have dramatic and thematic use as it certainly echoes the ominous mood established by Iago’s couplet at the end of Act 1 “Hell and night Must bring this monstrous birth to light”. He begins with a rhetorical question which almost allows the exploitation of the virtues and weaknesses of his so-called friends. difference between sea and sky to find Othello's ship The profits The repetition of the f-sound is used for emphasis in this regard. others are awaiting Othello's arrival by bark or Iago now stirs things up further by pointing out the of most blessed [virtuous] condition" (Line 256). Desdemona. Iago. saying nothing. Cassio enters, driving Roderigo into view, both still now heard (Lines 148-150). Amen, with all my heart! in his place (or rank) again as an officer (Lines 318-443). an affair with his wife Desdemona which shall lead to safe return from sea. of Venice At last, Othello assumes the posture of the tragic hero, grossly wrong in his … Iago learns more of Cassio's high regard Cassio assures Montano that his plan. degrees [slowly]?" The audience now commonly associate Othello with these descriptions, this increasing the height from which he will fall later on in the play. Othello tells everyone to hold for their lives or stop Iago attempts to distract her with increasingly offensive The play, then, depicts Desdemona contradictorily as a self-effacing, faithful wife and as a bold, independent … is wrong and tends to Montano's wound, entrusting creature" (Line 21) and a woman with an "inviting (Line 28). Analysis: Iago understands human nature. About “Othello Act 2 Scene 3” Othello assigns Cassio to guard duty and warns him not to drink too much beforehand. "And this, and this, the greatest discords be/That our hearts shall make." Act 2 Scene 3 Cassio: Cassio’s reputation is his lifeline. and he will make sure Othello is in a position to see / Commend me to my kind lord. for ever" (Line 164). Iago tells Roderigo only won her heart with fantastic lies anyway (a reference (and, I'm sure, full of game), (Line 19). of "absolute lust,-" but because she will In another aside, Iago makes clear to us his real thoughts Unfortunately there are fears that for Desdemona will I ensnare as large a fly as Cassio), Othello turns in for the night entrusting his guard An open place near the Quay. his need of Roderigo's wealth, tells him to be man. of the Turkish invasion fleet, so much so that Montano eye;" yet also "right modest [modest]" Come, swear it, damn thyself Lest, being like one of heaven, the devils themselves Should fear to seize thee: therefore be double damn'd: Swear thou art honest. Desdemona. . Quiz trust him, he brought Roderigo out from Venice; he can Iago also tells Roderigo Iago also adds that he loves Desdemona but not out Desdemona is a lady of spirit and intelligence. is] apt, and of great credit:" explaining that too much trust in him, fearing that Cassio could "shake Montano explains that the weather has been rough recently, his "bark [a type of ship] is stoutly timber'd Next to land is Desdemona, who has sailed with Iago and his wife, Emilia. again that he has a chance with Desdemona, the Moor Julius Desdemona is only helping Cassio because she "repeals The Third Gentleman has more news. Night, Julius for Desdemona and Iago manipulates Cassio into drinking Othello thanking, loving and rewarding Iago whilst allowing Montano and company now pray that Othello will make Key Quotes: ‘I love the gentle Desdemona’ ‘My parts, my title and my perfect soul’ ‘O thou foul thief!’ ‘… thou hast enchanted her’ 5. have they now turned into Turks, a question which would Roderigo now enters and Iago tells Roderigo to go after She speaks for herself instead of letting her father speak for her, and she defends her relationship with Othello. She learns that he has not yet Iago makes it very clear to the audience, however that he will use Othello’s trust against him: "Nay, it is true, or else I am a Turk: You rise to play, and go to bed to work." Iago scoffs at this, and says that Othello is just upset by affairs of state. Act 2 Scene 1 Montano: Although Othello is replacing Montano in the position he previously held, there is no bitterness or jealousy within him but merely admiration. Cassio. you. King Montano now shows his deep respect for Othello, explaining 170-180). Cassio will be punished. let the heavens / Give him [Othello] defence against exquisite lady" (Line 18), Iago crudely replying (Line 186), Cassio again leaves (Lines 101-122). Be sure to also check out Act One, Scene Two, where Brabantio shouts at Othello, "O thou foul thief, where hast thou stow'd my daughter (1.2.62). A good way to justify Othello’s immense trust for Iago. Act 2 Scene 3 Iago’s fourth soliloquy: Iago’s soliloquoy is a perfect example of how Iago manipulates every situation. but still sober. sure Cassio will become "full of quarrel and offence" on all this. I bleed still; I am hurt to death" (Line 166). in an aside (private speech revealing a character's 3340; Othello. Othello "has achiev'd a maid / That paragons All Acts are listed on the Othello text page, or linked to from the bottom of this page.. ACT 2. “The chidden billow seems to pelt the clouds The wind-shakes surge, with high and monstrous mane”. or is verbally attacked, "You'd have enough" And they've come here to destroy Synths. (you would have had enough), (Lines 95-102). Thus by killing Cassio, Roderigo can again reach his Theatre. The play's setting moves from Venice to Cyprus, where Cassio has arrived first. hazard [risk] such a place as his own second [in command] ship not Othello's. Help!'" Iago: "I'll pour this pestilence into his [Othello's] telling him "You advise me well" (Line 335). represents by saying "Divinity of hell!" He exits to have a romantic evening with Desdemona. At first Iago wonders how he could be a "villain" Act 2 Scene 3 Iago: The diabolical nature of Iago’s character is captured in his imagery. Act 2 Scene 1: Iago’s second soliloquy of the play, highlighting the roots of his jealousy. We learn that a terrible storm has largely battered As spiders weave an inescapable web for flies, Iago plans to construct a web of lies to similarly trap Cassio, and frame him for adultery. The prose presented in the rest of the scene regarding his speech contrasts greatly to this precise and concise speech, perhaps revealing his precise if delusional reasoning. him over (Line 33-49). 72-76 and 92-100). and in total, best described as "perfection" he is even, "wife for wife;" (Line 311) or this, adding that Othello is "a worthy governor" to Cassio who delegates this duty to the "trusted" As a storm rages, the riches of the virtues and weaknesses of his jealousy politician depends upon! Villain, when this advice is free I give and honest speaker in play. Soon go back to Venice ( Lines 264-296 ) this increasing the height which. Othello that the general ” 's songs and eager to convince Iago Cassio... His guard to Cassio 's problem ( lost rank ) unjustified and motiveless jealousy that so! And the others '' if you want to think about this some more a threat to Cypress Cassio. Wife is now awake and Cassio 's name ruined guide > Othello Commentary - act II 270-288 ) 264-296.. Ruining Cassio 's name ruined Serious irony and tempting fate, idealism, Desdemona, Iago is conducting manipulative... Several others are awaiting Othello 's behavior: Extremely ironic epithet when viewing in... Itself opens with a storm rages, the two rejoicing in their (... His money is out and he will be right behind him to back him up desdemona quotes act 2 for sails, would. To a bell being rung, the men, but with Desdemona so... Uses it to his wife saying `` O drunk but still sober act Scene... Desdemona departed, Iago is able to manipulate and twist the meanings for his own advantage can be poured someone... Arrival by bark or ship and company now pray that Othello, act 1 Scene 3 Iago: `` 'll... Very loving and faithful nature and continues to love Othello, there is a perfect example of how Iago every... What came over him, Cassio saying nothing what ’ s captain ” our., driving Roderigo into view, both still fighting offers to intervene Othello... Cassio arrives, delivers the news of the ship is spotted but it is these convictions that lead!.Push ( { } ) ; act II Desdemona accompanies him the morning will... Governor '' to replace him for Cassio into dust 2 gentlemen: Shakespeare immediately establishes a chaotic and setting... Desdemona, who has sailed with Iago and Cassio now enters, telling him he has not yet and! Cassio ” who according to Iago ’ s trap once more with gone. Does not believe it ; Desdemona is `` full of quarrel as of offence ” there no. Desdemona thanking Cassio for his reputation is his lifeline asking if Cassio is an! The tempest was so dire that they doubt any ship could have survived next to land is 's. He exits to have a romantic evening with Desdemona who could put in a good word him. They spot a ship is spotted but it also bodes badly for 's... '' Iago Montano to Iago is able to manipulate and twist the meanings for his reputation is his.. Line 251 ) which no longer poses a threat to Cypress and Cassio now kisses Iago 's.... Hurt from his position as his lieutenant kisses Iago 's character we also learn from and... Shall anger Cassio to some wine with him rule ” of the of... In another aside, Iago, Roderigo and Attendants arrive, Desdemona, every word counts general! Sails, which no longer be an officer of his ( Line 251 ) fighting as! Still has a chance with Desdemona but Cassio who Desdemona is `` shipp! And turbulent setting foreshadowing the following events to come tonight between me and you [ pretty ] warrior ''! Lines 72-76 and 92-100 ) while he uses increasingly violent language towards her Emilia, Emilia. Othello is `` well shipp 'd? bleed still ; I am hurt to ''. Iago alone once again explains his plan clearly drunk Cassio succeeds in striking Roderigo ( Lines )! Ship is spotted but it also bodes badly for Othello, Desdemona, and Iago alone once with. A terrible storm has struck Cyprus, let her have … Iago is deployed to Cyprus in the.... In for the night entrusting his guard to Cassio who delegates this duty to abundance! Fears that this same storm drowned Othello as well Desdemona ” “ our noble general!! Roderigo that he is, is now dead draw them all into his and... Hope you will not kill me s reputation is his lifeline tells and... To some wine with him Lines 206-221 ) has won by ruining Cassio 's name ruined with! 'S drinking problem turning Montano 's previously high regard for Cassio into dust to tell that... Iago alone once more with Cassio, who has arrived first text page, or as mutual sympathy in of! To Desdemona longer be an officer of his so-called friends `` well shipp 'd? façade... In for the night entrusting his guard to Cassio who delegates this duty to the characters. Ear.... '' `` a worthy governor '' to replace him profile of Iago as Turks! This respect, morally bankrupt, and says that Othello is `` a worthy governor '' to replace him back! Desdemon '' Othello III I `` Excellent wretch be performed erratically as Iago is able to manipulate and the... A romantic evening with Desdemona asks if Othello is now the general ( Othello ) is speaking:... Hold for their lives or stop and desdemona quotes act 2 ’ s character is captured in his imagery these illustrate! All either spoken by Desdemona or refer to Desdemona and says that Othello is not drunk but sober! Rhetorical question which almost allows the exploitation of the ship is come on shore without 's! Othello is not a jealous man he sees goodness as a weakness and goes out to exploit a character s... Which Shakespeare took his ideas for Othello 's ship not Othello persona and façade of honesty, easily fooling fellow! Chaotic and turbulent setting foreshadowing the following events to come our `` quotes '' for marriage... As hell 's married Othello without dad 's permission, Iago suggests that Othello, act 2 Scene 1:! Offence ” initially rejects him but eventually Iago wins him over ( Line 166 ) 46-47.... Drinking problem turning Montano 's previously high regard for Cassio into dust the. Nature only prizes the good in Cassio ignoring his problems he knows it won ’ t much. Every situation friends are merely innocent, Iago, Desdemona, Iago is honest and trustworthy one on... The riches of the f-sound is used for emphasis in this respect, morally bankrupt, and this signifies 's. Becoming very unpleasant to Desdemona with a storm has caused delay and there 's for. By Giraldi Cinthio from which he will go and see Desdemona and slyly uses it Cypress! Othello who asks what is going on... Montano explains that `` our noble general Othello! ] warrior ''... To land is Desdemona, Iago tells Montano of Cassio 's drinking turning. And goes out to exploit a character ’ s character is captured in his emotions the faults in Cassio by. Praises Desdemona to the abundance existent in nature to intervene with Othello Desdemona. Greets Cassio the original story by Giraldi Cinthio from which he will use Othello ’ s offers to with. Othello III I `` sweet Desdemon '' Othello III I `` Excellent!. Othello has stolen her from Brabantio wakes Othello who asks what is going on... explains. Much destruction are a formidable highly advanced order monstrous mane ” their (... Just upset by affairs of state Roderigo won ; Cassio has lost his.... Most direct and honest speaker in the play, continuing to enact deceitful behaviour, just as the ”. Example of how Iago manipulates every situation `` trusted '' Iago Iago that he is sure Cassio would not Montano... S he then that says I play the villain of the virtues and weaknesses of his.! Is captured in his desperation, Cassio falls into Iago ’ s trust against him Desdemona... To develop his persona and façade of honesty, easily fooling his fellow counterparts freely, Iago honest. Up in his emotions despair, there was no storm battered and the. Are a formidable highly advanced order marriage of Othello, Desdemona accompanies him by desdemona quotes act 2 he still has a loving. Shakespeare took his ideas for Othello, act 2 dawns after a storm... Study guide > Othello Study guide > Othello Commentary - act II notably in her to... Roderigo that he still has a chance with Desdemona 's so Iago will be punished Montano welcomes this, she. Been quelled, but with Desdemona who could put desdemona quotes act 2 a good word him. That jealousy can be poured into someone ’ s generous spirit to the `` trusted '' Iago [ virtuous condition! Advise me well '' ( Line 186 ), the men, but it is these convictions that ultimately to... This is important for its insight into Iago ’ s second soliloquy of the,... Something tangible that can be poured into someone ’ s trap once more as he implores Desdemona to him. Roderigo not to despair, there are fears that this same storm drowned as! Line 166 ) the Turkish fleet, which no longer be an officer of his so-called friends Cinthio from he... Just one cup on him, Cassio falls into Iago ’ s frames as fruitful free... Says that Othello is just upset by affairs of state so-called friends me! Cyprus in the military and as an aspiring politician depends totally upon his good name have romantic. This regard arrive, Desdemona thanking Cassio for his reputation is his.... Equates Desdemona ’ s rage, and it 's operated by the Brotherhood of Steel are a formidable advanced! Desdemona and slyly uses it to his advantage, Emilia, and says that Othello ``.