This is a close - up of Othello during the following scene (before he assaulted Desdemona). "OTHELLO: Oh, you devil, you devil! You can cry all day and all night, and I still won’t believe you’re sad. Get out of my sight!" This illustrates an internal conflict (man vs. self). Othello gets consumed by his jealousy, shown by the green surrounding him. Othello can no longer listen to a word Desdemona says, he has no control over what he says or does. As a result of Iago's influence, Othello loses himself in his jealousy of Cassio. Othello has self- esteem issues, so it was easy for him to come to the deduction that Desdemona could never truly love a Moor like him, leading to her "inevitable unfaithfulness". In this scene there is only Othello, who is being consumed by his jealousy, with no one to help him.
There's no way she could love a Moor like me...
They must be together!
What did I do?
My plan, it's working...
I can't believe he'd treat Desdemona like that!
Oh, you devil! You devil!
This scene depicts Act 4, scene 1. "IAGO: Just keep asking Desdemona, and it’ll be yours. If it was up to Bianca to get you your job back, you’d have had it already! CASSIO: The poor thing! OTHELLO: He’s laughing already! ... OTHELLO: So, so, so, so! The winner’s always got the last laugh, hasn’t he?" This scene is an external conflict (man vs. man), in which Othello is being heavily manipulated by Iago. Iago is pushing Othello to believe that Desdemona is cheating on him with Cassio. In this scene specifically, Iago is having a conversation with Cassio that only they hear, and Othello is trying to translate the conversation using their body language and facial expressions. Othello believes that they are conversing about his wife, but they are in fact speaking about a prostitute that is in love with Cassio, Bianca. Each of the colored speech bubbles in the picture means something. Othello's is green for jealousy, Iago's is burnt orange to show his deception and aggression, and Cassio's is red to show his passion and charm.
This scene also depicts Act 4, scene 1. "OTHELLO: I’m glad you’re insane enough to admit it in front of me. DESDEMONA: Why, sweet Othello— OTHELLO: (striking her) You devil! DESDEMONA: I haven’t done anything to deserve this!" This scene shows an external conflict (also man vs. man), Othello loses control and smacks Desdemona. This was because Othello seems to be convinced that Desdemona is cheating on him, but that couldn't be farther from the truth. Othello hurts her in front of her cousin, Lodovico (which is sure to cause problems in the future), and Iago, who wants this to happen. Othello is slowly beginning to lose his calm and collected exterior, something he is known for throughout Venice and Cyprus. In this scene, there are colored speech bubbles as well, and they represent the same things they did in the last picture. There are the new additions of Desdemona and Lodovico, baby pink for naviety and loveliness, and white for innocnce.