Flashcards in Structure Deck (10):
What’s significant about Iago opening the play?
Creates dramatic tension as he’s the villain
How is Othello’s language in A1, S2?
Calm, measures tone
Contrasts to Iago / Roderigo
A1, S3 and it’s relevance to Othello’s life
Structured to pull Othello between love and war
Iago’s speech pattern in A1, S3
Speaks quickly in fast moving prose to outwit Roderigo
How are soliloquies used?
At the beginning and the end of the play to alert the audience of a plan
How are the audience left at the end of Act 1?
Aware of Iago’s dark nature, when his soliloquy ends on an image of “hell and night” which associates him to dark forces
What does the very short scene of A2, S2 do?
Links love to war
The audience can infer / foreshadow Othello’s marriage may become under threat
What’s significant about A3, S2?
Builds up to the pivotal scene
Significance of A3, S3?
It is a very long, yet fast moving scene- this allows Iago’s poison to work quickly
It is an intense and claustrophobic scene