Day 3

Othello Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Consider Desdemona's relationship with Othello. What is the power dynamic?

    Desdemona seems to think that she has quite a bit of influence over Othello, as she tells Cassio that she'll have no problem getting him back into Othello's good graces. But as the story progresses and Iago poisons Othello against Desdemona, it becomes clear that the real power in the marriage lies with Othello.

  2. 2

    How are Othello and Iago different in their judgments of other people?

    Othello always wants to see people's virtues; he recognizes Cassio's talents and perhaps misses his weakness around alcohol. Iago, on the other hand, is always looking for weaknesses to...

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