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What does Iago say to prove Desdemona is sly in Act 3 Scene 3?

"To seel her father's eyes up close as oak - he thought t'was witchcraft."


What does Othello say he will do if Desdemona is having an affair in his soliloquy in Act 3 Scene 3?

"If I do prove her haggard, though that her jesses were my dear heart-strings, I'd whistle her off and let her down the wind to prey at fortune."


How does Othello express his grief when he discovers Desdemona's "affair" in Act 3 Scene 3?

"Farewell content! Farewell the plumed troops, and the big wars! Farewell! Othello's occupation gone."


How does Othello call upon his vengeance for Desdemona in Act 3 Scene 3?

"Arise, black vengeance, from thy hollow cell."


How does Othello use colours to compare Desdemona's reputation in Act 3 Scene 3?

"Her name, that was as fresh as Dian's visage, is now as begrimed and black as mine own face."


How does Othello threaten Iago in Act 3 Scene 3?

"Thou hadst better been born a dog than answer my waked wrath!"


What does Iago say to Othello about Venetian women in Act 3 Scene 3?

"In Venice they do let God see the pranks they dare not show their husbands."


How does Othello foreshadow his own fall from sanity in his conversation with Desdemona in Act 3 Scene 3?

"And when I love thee not, chaos is come again."


How does Iago describe Othello to Roderigo in Act 1 Scene 1?

"Horribly stuffed with epithets of war."


How does Othello describe Desdemona in Act 2 Scene 1?

"My fair warrior!"


What does Brabantio say to protest Othello marrying Desdemona?

"For if such actions may have passage free, bondslaves and pagans shall our statesmen be."


How does Othello describe the thought of his stolen handkerchief in Act 4 Scene 1?

"It comes over my memory, as doth the raven over the infected house."


What does Iago say to Brabantio about Othello and Desdemona in Act 1 Scene 1?

"An old black ram is tupping your white ewe."


What is said when Othello tries to debate Desdemona's purity with Iago in Act 4 Scene 1?

Othello: A fine woman, a fair woman, a sweet woman!
Iago: Nay, you must forget that.
Othello: Ay, let her rot and perish.


After Othello strikes Desdemona, what does Lodovico say in Act 4 Scene 1?

"My lord, this would not be believed in Venice."


In his soliloquy, what does Iago say about the handkerchief Act 3 Scene 3?

"Trifles light as air are to the jealous confirmations strong as proofs of holy writ."


After Othello murders Desdemona, what does Emilia say to him in Act 5 Scene 2?

"O, the more angel she, and you the blacker devil!"


In her final moments, what do Desdemona and Emilia say to each other in Act 5 Scene 2?

Desdemona: A guiltless death I die.
Emilia: O, who hath done this deed?
Desdemona: Nobody; I myself. Farewell.


What discussion occurs between Othello and Desdemona to show her obedience and submission despite how she is treated in Act 4 Scene 1?

Othello: Mistress!
Desdemona: My lord?


What terms does Iago use against Othello?

"lusty Moor"
"erring barbarian"


How does Emilia swear loyalty to her husband in Act 4 Scene 3?

"Who would not make her husband a cuckold, to make him a monarch?"


What does Othello say in his soliloquy before murdering Desdemona in Act 5 Scene 2?

He kisses her. "O balmy breath that doth almost persuade Justice to break her sword!"


How does Othello justify Desdemona's murder in Act 5 Scene 2?

"She must die, else she'll betray more men."


How does Iago instruct Othello to murder Desdemona in Act 4 Scene 1?

"Strangle her in her bed, even the bed she hath contaminated."


What does Emilia say on men in Act 3 Scene 4?

"They are all but stomachs, and we are all but food: they eat us hungerly, and when they are full, they belch us."


What does Iago say on the nature of jealousy in Act 3 Scene 3?

"It is the green eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on."


How does Othello assert total faith in Desdemona in Act 1 Scene 3?

If you do find me foul in her report [...] let your sentence fall upon my life.