Day 5

Othello Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What role does Iago play in the duel between Cassio and Roderigo?

    Iago instigates the duel and then makes sure that both men are wounded. He leaves, pretends to know nothing about the fight, and even wounds both Cassio and Roderigo himself, from behind so that he won't be noticed. Iago takes on the same role in this physical altercation as he has in the emotional entanglements throughout the play.

  2. 2

    How does Iago connect with the audience (in V.i in particular, but also throughout the play)?

    Iago deceives both Roderigo and Cassio during their duel, sneaking around and lying about whose side he is on while wanting both men dead. He is honest only with the...

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