Exeunt Desdemona and Emilia: Othello replies that Cassio had been a constant go-between for himself and Desdemona, whereupon Iago says, with significant emphasis, "Indeed! A "wretch" is a miserable, low-down person, but in calling Desdemona "excellent wretch," Othello means what the British mean when they smile and call someone a "cheeky beggar.
I prithee speak to me as to thy thinkings, As thou dost ruminate, and give thy worst of thoughts, The worst of words. Here "immediate" is used in the sense it has in the phrase "the immediate vicinity. And, most prominently, Othello is visibly isolated from the other characters by his physical stature and the color of his skin.
No longer having a means of proving his manhood or honor in a public setting such as the court or the battlefield, Othello begins to feel uneasy with his footing in a private setting, the bedroom.
But his way of thinking is somewhat justified by its seductiveness to the audience as well. He expresses his gladness that Othello is starting to doubt on Desdemona.
Protected by military fortifications as well as by the forces of nature, Cyprus faces little threat from external forces. Most of us have enough good sense to dismiss such thoughts, but not Iago, who nearly believes that Emilia is having affairs with both Othello and Cassio.
Here Iago manages to plant the poison with the first line, and backs up with the next line. A "private check" is a quiet little talking-to, and for "not almost" we would use the word "scarcely" or "hardly.
To "mammer" is to hesitate or waver, and that is what Othello has been doing. Such self-isolation leads to the deaths of Roderigo, Iago, Othello, and even Emilia. She argues that Cassio "errs in ignorance and not in cunning" 3.
Iago attempts to make Othello think about Cassio and Desdemona, but then he backs out so that Othello would not be suspicious about him. Iago makes Othello think that he is trying to help Cassio by not telling the truth to him. Once the Turks are drowned—by natural rather than military might—Othello is left without anything to do: She says, "Tell me, Othello.
This is very unexpected but Iago knows what he is doing as he is again trying to reassure every doubt Othello has on him.
Othello answers that yes, Cassio knew all along, and then wants to know why Iago asked. Iago frequently speaks in soliloquies; Othello stands apart while Iago talks with Cassio in Act IV, scene i, and is left alone onstage with the bodies of Emilia and Desdemona for a few moments in Act V, scene ii; Roderigo seems attached to no one in the play except Iago.Basically, Iago is reminding us that he's the ultimate master gardener (so to speak) because he has such great control over himself and his actions.
We're also reminded that part of what makes Iago such a brilliant manipulator of Othello is his ability to plant the seeds of doubt and jealousy in Othello's mind. in act three scene three discuss the ways in which iago cleverly sows his poisonous seeds of doubt in othellos mind throughout this scene.
Othello Questions. STUDY. PLAY. What does Roderigo want more than anything else? Desdemona. How does Iago plant the seed of jealousy in Othello's mind?
At first to poison her, but then got his mind changed by Iago to strangle her. Detailed Summary of Othello, Act 3, Scene 3 Page Index: Enter Desdemona, Cassio, and Emilia.
Desdemona promises Cassio that she will do everything she can for him. And Iago's poison is already beginning to work upon Othello.
Iago goes on to reflect that "Dangerous conceits [ideas] are. Iago manages to plant poison in Othello’s mind by doing it gradually. In Act III scene III, we can see that his plan is going well as he convinces the Moor that Desdemona are having a love affair with Cassio.
These two are actually not having a love affair but Iago manages to make Othello think they are by lying and placing the handkerchief. Iago manages to plant poison in Othello’s mind by doing it gradually. In Act III scene III, we can see that his plan is going well as he convinces the Moor that Desdemona are having a love affair with Cassio.Download