Take a closer look at the extract from Act 5 Scene 2 and explore how religious language is used in Desdemona’s final moments in the play. Please either update your browser to the newest version, or choose an alternative browser – visit, And yet I fear you: for you’re fatal then. (Act 3, scene 2, line 83)Juliet: “Was ever book containing such vile matterSo fairly bound?”. For example, Othelloâs soliloquy before he murders Desdemona (5.2.1â22) is overflowing with figurative language: It is the cause, it is the cause, my soul,â Let me not name it to you, you chaste stars!â (personification) It is the cause. See how many references you can find to Othello’s background and comments that point out he is a ‘Moor’ or different. LESSON 3: A Marriage Plots the Plot: Act I, sc. In Act 3 Scene 3, when Othello talks about the handkerchief he gave to Desdemona, he says a ‘charmer’ gave it to his mother and ‘she told her, while she kept it / ‘Twould make her amiable and subdue my father’. Does that feel right? Chrome 59.0, so you may experience some difficulties using this website. ‘Witchcraft’ is referred to first in Act 1, when Brabantio accuses Othello of bewitching Desdemona. What other images are used and how does Iago succeed in making Othello so jealous that he is willing to kill his own wife? Select an option, Explanation If you say so, I hope you will not kill me. We’d love to know what you think about the Shakespeare Learning Zone. (Act 3, scene 2, lines 93-94) Juliet: “He was not born to shame.Upon his brow shame is asham’d to sit;For ’tis a throne where honor may be crown’dSole monarch of the universal earth.”. Hang up philosophy!”. Do the sounds give you a sense of his emotion or lack of it? Keep a record of the images Iago uses in his language. The blunt, persuasive and lucid prose of his exchanges with Roderigo conveys Iagoâs base nature, but the ensign also makes use of a loftier style too, as in his parody of Othelloâs idiom in Act III Scene 3 (lines 465â72). It is the green-eyed monster, â¦ In this video, Hugh Quarshie explains who he thinks Othello is and why he is See if you can complete the grid and finish four points which explain what this speech reveals about the character at this point in the play. Write. In a false display of loyalty to Othello, Iago warns him that Brabantio has been told of his daughterâs marriage. so affected by the thought of Desdemona betraying him. the first word of each line? i and iiLESSON 4: A Plan Set in Motion: Characterization in Othello Act I, sc iiiLESSON 5: Literary Devices in Act I of OthelloLESSON 6: Dichotomy Shapes Theme In Othello (Act II, sc i,ii)LESSON 7: Examining the Fall of Cassio and other Character's Flaws in Othello Act II sc iii Ask yourself: How do the different sentence lengths affect the metre or rhythm? I’m afraid of you right now because you’re dangerous when you get that jealous look in your eyes: I don’t know why I’m afraid because I haven’t done anything wrong: but I am scared. See if you can notice the things Mark tells us to look out for: Using Mark’s strategies, we’ve started to look at what Othello's language in this monologue tells us about him at this moment in Act 5 Scene 2. The wind-shaked surge, with high and MONSTROUS MANE. Original Text Translated Text; Source: Folger Shakespeare Library; Enter Duke, Senators, and Officers. This continues in Iagoâs soliloquies. What are the key images that stand out for you in this speech? (Act 3, scene 4)Lord Capulet: “Sir Paris, I will make a desperate tenderOf my child’s love. Verse and prose in Othello; Language and social status in Othello; Language and character; Language and structure; Othello: Characterisation. (Act 3, scene 1, line 72) Mercutio: âGood King of Cats, nothing but one of your nine lives.â âGood King of Cats, I only want one of your nine lives.â This is an example of an allusion and a metaphor. Gravity. Think about where the character is breathing and pausing; how does this make him come across? 1. Iago complains that instead of employing him as his lieutenant, Othello employed the inexperienced Michael Cassio. Match. Here are three types of imagery that come up a lot in Othello: Thinking about Act 5 Scene 2, we’ve started to look at what the religious imagery and word choices in the scene tells us about Othello and Desdemona. (Act 3, scene 3, lines 56-57)Friar Lawrence: “To comfort thee, though thou art banished.”Romeo: “Yet “banished”? personification . Can you find examples of alliteration and how do you think that alliteration affects the mood of the speech? (Act 3, scene 2, lines 75-76) Juliet: “Beautiful tyrant! Oh beware, my lord, of jealousy! Jealousy drives both Iago and Othello throughout the play. In the following act we learn that Lagos Jealousy of the Moor is so strong that it âDoth like a poisonous mineral gnaw in my inwardsâ (11. how Othello’s language changes in different moments in the play and what this might reflect about how In which situations is Othello’s nature as an ‘outsider’ seen as a positive and by whom? “Fee simple”? Romeo speaks these lines after Tybalt kills Mercutio as if he is talking to Juliet about it.This is an example of apostrophe. (Act 3, scene 1)Romeo: With Tybalt’s slander- Tybalt, that an hourHath been my cousin. If you wrote down all those line-ending words, what would you think the soliloquy was about? “Oh, what a beast I was to criticize him!” This is an example of a metaphor. After some time, to abuse Othello's ear Foreshadowing 1.) This is the first time Othello actually tells her what’s wrong. You can also print the PEE grids from each of the sections on this page to help students explore the language of central characters and some of the imagery used in more detail. (Act 3, scene 1, line 72) Mercutio: “Good King of Cats, nothing but one of your nine lives.”. 212481)
he feels in those moments. To his conveyance I assign my wife. 295); so the ensign resolves to âpour this pestilence into his earâ (11. Why do you think Shakespeare uses these references so much in the last scene? Their emotional intensity structurally unites the drama. The words he uses suggest he feels he should kill her rather than he wants to. When is it negative? Click text to edit, Evidence When a character has a monologue where other characters are on stage, they may have reasons not to be completely open in what they say. William Shakespeareâs Othello being analysed occurs at the end of Act 1 Scene 3, lines 398-419 â a soliloquy that concludes the first act. Desdemona, for example, is described as ‘fair’ and ‘heavenly’ with Emilia telling Othello ‘O, the more angel she, and you the blacker devil!’, when he admits to killing his wife. The example he is using is from The Tempest, but you can look for the same clues in Othello. What, dost thou make us minstrels?”. Shakespeare’s plays are driven by their characters and every choice that’s made about words, structure and rhythm tells you something about the person, their relationships or their mood in that moment.