What happened in Act 4 Scene 1 of Othello?
In a conversation with Othello, Iago says that Cassio has confessed to sex with Desdemona. This revelation is too much for Othello, who becomes incoherent and faints. When Cassio enters, Iago claims that Othello has epilepsy and has had seizures before.
How does Iago control the conversation with Othello in Act 4 Scene 1?
Summary: Act IV, scene i. Othello and Iago enter in mid-conversation. Iago goads Othello by arguing that it is no crime for a woman to be naked with a man, if nothing happens. Iago then remarks that if he were to give his wife a handkerchief, it would be hers to do as she wished with it.
What act does Othello hit Desdemona?
Act 4 Scene 1
|Original Text||Modern Text|
|DESDEMONA Why, sweet Othello—||DESDEMONA Why, sweet Othello—|
|OTHELLO (striking her) Devil!||OTHELLO (striking her) You devil!|
|DESDEMONA I have not deserved this.||DESDEMONA I haven’t done anything to deserve this!|
Who dies in Act 4 of Othello?
Overcome with jealousy, Othello kills Desdemona. When he learns from Emilia, too late, that his wife is blameless, he asks to be remembered as one who “loved not wisely but too well” and kills himself.
What happens in Act IV Scene 1 of Othello?
Act IV: Scene 1. Summary. In a conversation with Othello, Iago says that Cassio has confessed to sex with Desdemona. This revelation is too much for Othello, who becomes incoherent and faints. When Cassio enters, Iago claims that Othello has epilepsy and has had seizures before.
What does Desdemona say in Scene 4 of Othello?
Just then, Desdemona enters with Lodovico, an envoy who is carrying orders from the Duke of Venice that Othello is to return to Venice and leave Cassio behind to govern Cyprus. Desdemona mentions to Lodovico the falling out between Othello and Cassio, and how much she wants to heal it.
What does Iago say in Scene 4 of Othello?
Iago says that he will get Cassio to talk about the details of his affair with Desdemona, and that Othello should hide and watch Cassio’s face during the conversation.
Why is Cassio jeering at Othello in Act 4?
Thus Othello imagines Cassio is jeering at him as the defeated lover of Desdemona. (Shakespeare’s audience would be familiar with a different use of the same image in 2 Corinthians 2:14, where it is seen as a privilege to follow in Christ ’s victory procession.)