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Roderigo cries "O damn'd Iago!

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That night, Iago gets Cassio drunk and then sends Roderigo to start a fight with him. I like not that" III. In a soliloquy, Iago tells us that he will frame Cassio and Desdemona as lovers to make -Othello jealous. Cassio leaves and when Othello regains his composure, Iago tells him that he will work a confession out of Cassio if Othello will secretly listen to their conversation. Hoping to arrange a meeting with Desdemona, Cassio asks the clown, a peasant who serves Othello, to send Emilia to him. Desdemona enters with Emilia to call Othello for supper. She pulls out a handkerchief embroidered with strawberries and lovingly puts it to his head, but he pushes it away and it falls to the ground. But Othello grows more angry and storms out of the room in a rage. Cassio asks Emilia if she will grant him access to visit Desdemona. She tells him that she has been with them every time they have spoken, and that she has heard nothing that would be considered suspicious in the least. Othello Plot Summary.

Through this act we see Othello's transformation from hero into villain. In Shakespeare, Othello suffocates Desdemona, but in Cinthio, the "Moor" commissions the "Ensign" to bludgeon his wife to death with a sand-filled stocking.

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That night, Othello accuses Desdemona of being a whore. Cassio asks Desdemona to speak to Othello and convince him that he is still a trustworthy soldier and friend. Cassio is extremely upset, and he laments to Iago, once everyone else has gone, that his reputation has been ruined forever. Roderigo, who has been courting Desdemona, is upset with the news that she has eloped with Othello, a great Moorish warrior who is now a general in the service of the ruler of Venice. Othello makes a speech about how he would like to be remembered, then kills himself with a sword he had hidden on his person. Iago assures Desdemona that Othello is simply upset about matters of state. He achieves this by getting close to all characters and playing on their weaknesses while they refer to him as "honest" Iago, thus furthering his control over the characters. Through this act we see Othello's transformation from hero into villain. Though the actual racial definition of the term is murky, the implications are religious as well as racial.

He calls her a madam, lying to protect her whore Desdemona. Handkerchief -- confessions -- handkerchief!

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A third gentleman arrives and reports that the Turkish fleet has been wrecked in a storm at sea. On the next side, Roderigo is upset as his beloved is married to another man.

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Then, Iago brings Othello in the scene when Cassio is pleading Desdemona. Meanwhile, Iago assures the still-complaining Roderigo that everything is going as planned: in order to prevent Desdemona and Othello from leaving, Roderigo must kill Cassio.

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