Act 2, Scene 3

Othello seems to believe that cassio began the fight due to the fact that he cannot hold his liquor. Do you agree with this assessment? Explain and cite evidence.

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It took an awful lot of alcohol to bring Cassio to fighting. I think that he would not have fought and acted honorably had he not been primed with drink. Thus, it is not an inaccurate assessment.

I have drunk but one cup tonight,

and that was craftily qualified too,

and behold what innovation it makes here.

I am unfortunate in the infirmity,

and dare not task my weakness with any more.