I- I have it but i j-just don't have it with me right now.
How could she cheat on me?! i dont believe it. but thats what Iago said. He cant be wrong. He's seen them together. What am i supposed to believe?
An External Conflict is a struggle between a literary or dramatic character and an outside force such as nature or another character, which drives the dramatic action of the plot This is an external conflict because Cassio has fought Montano and is now fighting for his job back. In act 2 scene 3 Cassio exclaims, "My reputation, my reputation! I’ve lost my reputation, the longest-living and truest part of myself! Everything else in me is just animal-like. Oh, my reputation, Iago, my reputation!" Cassio is pleading not guilty because he was drunk and thinks he deserves his job as a lieutenant but is technically fighting against Iago and his lies but doesn't know it yet.
This is an external conflict that is made in act 3 scene 4 when Desdemona cannot give Othello the handkerchief he wants to see, Othello explains the handkerchief’s history. Desdemona is unsettled by the story and says that she has the handkerchief, but not with her. Othello does not believe her. As he accuses her, demanding “The handkerchief!” with increasing passion, she changes the conversation to Cassio as a way of changing the subject.
This is an internal conflict when Othello struggles to believe whether or not Desdemona is cheating on him. He Concludes she is and jealousy overtakes him. In act 3 scene 3, Othello states, "This Iago is extremely honest and good, and he knows a lot about human behavior. If it turns out that she really is running around on me, I’ll send her away, even though it’ll break my heart. Maybe because I’m black, and I don’t have nice manners like courtiers do, or because I’m getting old—but that’s not much—She’s gone, and I’ve been cheated on. I have no choice but to hate her. Oh what a curse marriage is! We think our beautiful wives belong to us, but their desires are free!"