Act I quiz
Terms in this set (29)
Polite, previously tried to court Desdemona (possibly jealous?), people pleaser
Mad at Othello because he didn't get the promotion making Iago devious and sneaky trying to get back at Othello
Senator, Desdemona's father, easily angered, influenced by Iago, pompous, thinks Othello put a spell on Desdemona
Messenger for the Duke, his from the message postpones Othello's arrest, inexperienced lieutenant
Describe Duke of Venice
Gives orders to Cassio to have Othello appear before him, and saves Othello from being arrested by Brabantio
Main character, hated by Brabantio and Iago, loyal respectful soldier for the Duke's army, Moor, old, married to Desdemona
Secretly married to Othello, main female
What does Iago think of Othello? Why is he mad at Othello?
Iago acts like he likes Othello to his face but hates him. Is mad because he wanted to be the lieutenant and Cassio got it
Iago complains, "This counter-cater, He (in good time) must his lieutenant be And I, bless the mark, his Moorship's anchor." What is a Moor? Why does Iago point this out?
Non-whites that have a bad reputation, points it out to show Othello is a bad person
Who would be Othello's executioner?
Roderigo because he said "I would rather be his hangman"
What are the two types of workers? Which one do you think Iago is?
Obedient and go behind master's back, Iago goes behind his master's back
What does "thick-lips" connote? Who?
Derogatory word that is used to describe Othello and the Moors
What is their plan?
Going to tell Bradontio that Desdemona is sleeping with and married to Othello
Why doesn't Roderigo like Othello? (Hint: it can be inferred from his conversation with Brabantio, Desdemona's father.)
Jealous of Othello's relationship with Desdemona, he loves her
What are Iago and Roderigo insinuating about Othello? What's the problem?
Othello is a player and womanizer and shouldn't be married to a white woman because of his status
What does Brabantio blame Desdemona's leaving on?
What lie does Iago tell Othello?
He is mad at Bradontio but Iago really isn't
What three reasons does Othello give that he believes will protect him?
My parts, my title, and my perfect soul
Why doesn't Brabantio think that Desdemona would marry Othello of her own free will?
Othello is an old black man and she is a young beautiful white woman
What stereotypes are proposed in Act I?
Moors are barbaric, Venetians are classy and well know, white people are above black people, women are below men
What fleet is supposedly coming to Cyprus?
Turkish fleet, Turkish ganging up with Ottomites
Why does Brabantio think his daughter was tricked or deceived?
Because a young white women is married to an old moor
What was Othello's relationship with Brabantio like prior to his marriage to Desdemona?
They liked each other and Othello was a frequent dinner guest, talk about war stories
How did Desdemona fall in love with Othello?
She fell in love with his stories and she pitied him
Does Brabantio change his mind about the marriage after speaking with Desdemona? How would he treat other daughters if he had them?
He's still mad about it but he is forced to be ok with it, if he had other daughters he said he would lock them up
What is the Duke's advice? What type of man does he seem to be?
His advice is just to let go of the past and he seems to be a wise, fair man
Who says, "Look to her, Moor, if thou hast eyes to see. She has deceived her father, and may thee." Why is this significant?
Brabantio and significant because its foreshadowing that Desdemona might lie to Othello
What does Othello think of Iago?
He trusts him
Why does Iago hate Othello? Who does Iago want to bring down along with Othello? How does he propose to do it?
Iago hates Othello because there's a rumor that Othello is sleeping with Iago's wife and Iago wants to bring down Cassio because Iago wants the lieutenant-ship, he's going to do this by telling Othello that Cassio and Desdemona are a couple
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