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Why is Iago unwilling to be present when he is talking about Othello’s marriage to Desdemona? Cite two instances where Iago avoids being involved.

 

sonya l #226413
Jan 23, 2012 8:10 PM

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Why is Iago unwilling to be present when he is talking about Othello’s marriage to Desdemona? Cite two instances where Iago avoids being involved.

Act 1 Scene II

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jill d #170087
Jan 24, 2012 10:15 AM

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Iago tries to get Othello to go insde and keep him out of trouble;

"Those are the raisèd father and his friends.
You were best go in."

Iago doesn't wish to divulge who Othello has married....

IAGO
Faith, he tonight hath boarded a land carrack.
If it prove lawful prize, he’s made for ever. IAGO
Tonight he boarded a treasure ship. If he can keep it, he’ll be set forever.

CASSIO
I do not understand.

IAGO
He’s married.

CASSIO
To whom?

IAGO
Marry, to—

Source(s): Othello

 

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