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Observing the perfect harmony between the two lovers, Iago comments in an aside, "O, you are well tuned now! Alone, Iago praises himself. In other words, a perfect woman is perfectly suited to nurse babies and keep track of the groceries. And he will be looking her way because he has an eye "that can stamp and counterfeit advantages, though true advantage never present itself" 2.

But Roderigo is such a fool that he goes along with it. Desdemona responds that there is ever more and more happiness to come. Then he sends Iago to the ship for the luggage and tells him to bring back the master of the ship, too, because he should be honored.

After challenging Roderigo to show his courage, Iago tells him that Cassio will be the officer on duty that evening. Enter Othello and Attendants: Such a person is not only a perfect woman, but a perfect human being. If Roderigo carries through with his part of the plan.

Desdemona, he says, fell in love with Othello because of his "bragging and telling her fantastical lies" 2.

When Iago delivers his punch-line, Desdemona exclaims, "O most lame and impotent conclusion! Here Iago is probably referring to the obscene gesture, not the fruit. Besides, Cassio is young, handsome, and has all the qualities needed to attract a lusty woman.

Perhaps Iago is thinking of how easy it was for Cassio to find an excuse to kiss Emilia. The "pegs" to which he refers are the tuning pegs on a stringed instrument.

To understand how dirty this is, think of what male and female body parts you are representing with your thumb and fingers. As for the rest of the speech, it describes a perfect woman. Their love is the instrument on which Iago is planning to loosen "set down" the pegs until the harmony is turned into discord.

If he were to die now, he says, he would be happy because he doubts that he could feel more happiness from anything to come in life. He says, "First, I must tell thee this--Desdemona is directly in love with him" 2. By the end of the play she has paid with her life.

Roderigo must look for some opportunity to make Cassio lose his temper, and when he does, Iago will find a way to make everyone in Cyprus so angry at Cassio that he will lose his place as lieutenant to Othello.

His joy is so great that he feels their reunion is a kind of miracle. Then Iago realizes that before they proceed against Cassio, Roderigo must be told why.

To "make a fig," slide your thumb between your first two fingers.

She asks, "To do what? After Iago finishes his nasty aside about how he is going to make Cassio suffer for being gallant to Desdemona, we hear trumpets announcing the arrival of Othello, and before the trumpets have died away, Othello is holding Desdemona in his arms and saying, "O my fair warrior!

With this he and Desdemona leave the stage. He wants revenge for his own suspicion that Othello has gone to bed with Emilia.Othello Navigator is a complete online study guide to Shakespeare's Othello.

Use it to understand the plot, characters, and themes. Act 2, Scene 1 of Shakespeare's OTHELLO, with notes, line numbers and search function.

Popplet is a tool for the iPad and web to capture and organize your ideas. In Venice, at the start of Othello, the soldier Iago announces his hatred for his commander, Othello, a killarney10mile.como has promoted Cassio, not Iago, to be his lieutenant.

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Iago crudely informs Brabantio, Desdemona’s father, that Othello .

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