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  • 1. Looking back at Act 1…
  • 2. Othello Desdemona Iago Cassio Roderigo Brabantio Emilia
  • 3. 1. What is Iago’s attitude towards Othello? (Back up with evidence) Iago Roderigo
  • 4. 2. What is Iago’s attitude towards Othello? (Back up with evidence) OthelloIago
  • 5. 3. Summarise the plan that Iago formulates during this soliloquy Iago Othello Desdemona Cassio
  • 6. 4. Find a quote that tells us what aspect of Othello’s character Iago intends to exploit to achieve his plan OthelloIago “The moor is of a free and open nature that thinks men honest that but seem to be so”
  • 7. 5. Find a quote that tells us which aspect of Cassio’s character Iago intends to exploit to achieve his plan Iago “He hath a person and smooth dispose to be suspected, framed to make women false” He is a smooth talker, and good looking – the sort of man people would expect to be a seducer Cassio
  • 8. 6. Imagery from this soliloquy to do with… Animals Heaven and hell Light and dark Money Snipe Hell and night Moor Purse Asses Monstrous birth Hell and night Profit The world’s light Will
  • 9. Act 2 • The Venice Army have been sent to Cyprus to help defend the island from the Turkish army approaching
  • 10. Act 2 • The setting of the play now changes to Cyprus. • The characters travelled separately so not everyone arrives together – we open Act 2 Scene 1 with Cassio and the Cyprus governor Montano.
  • 11. Getting the plan in action • As we read Act 2 Scene 1, think carefully about what the characters are saying • Consider anything new we learn about Iago’’s character • What do you think Iago’s thoughts would have been seeing Cassio greeting the arrival of the women? (Emilia and Desdemona) Iago Cassio