He can come see me whenever he'd like. I'll do anything for you.
Don't act like you're doing me a favor!
Please give Cassio his job back!!
I found this in my room...
But that's Desdemona's handerkerchief!
In this cell, a person vs. person external conflict arises between Othello and Senator Brabantio. According to Iago and Roderigo, Othello had unrightfully took Brabantio's daughter, Desdemona, away from him and kept her hostage. So, Brabantio looks for Othello, and when he finds him, he gets him arrested for putting a spell on his daughter. The text states in Act I.ii, "You devil, you put a spell on her!... That's probably what happened, so I'm arresting you.-Arrest this man as a practitioner of black magic!" This demonstrates the severity of Othello and Brabantio's conflict. However, Brabantio learns he has truly been robbed when his daughter testifies in support of Othello. The text states in Act I.iii, "But this man is my husband now,... So I have to give my obedience to the Moor, my husband." This scene is significant to the plot because it portrays the strong love that Othello and Desdemona have for each other. Also, this scene is important for Othello because the love that he originally has for Desdemona will soon diminish when it's been put to the test.
In this cell, another person vs. person external conflicted is displayed between Othello and Desdemona. This debacle began when Desdemona continuously begs Othello to rehire Cassio as his lieutenant. Every chance she gets, Desdemona will somehow bring up Cassio in any conversation that she and Othello had. However, this conversation didn't go as expected. Desdemona started to get a little snappy with Othello, and his mood started to change. The text states in Act III.iii., "Your lieutenant Cassio. Oh, if I've got any influence over you please patch things up with him. ... (Othello) He can come whenever he wants. ... (Desdemona) Don't act like you're doing me a favor!" As you can see, Othello got annoyed at Desdemona's repetitive question, and gave her the answer she was looking for, though he probably didn't mean it as much as he would've had Desdemona been more patient with Othello. This scene is significant to the plot because this propels Othello's suspicion that Desdemona was cheating on him with Cassio, hence the reason why she kept advocating for him.
In this cell, a person vs. self internal conflict occurs in Othello. When he sees Cassio talking to Iago about Bianca, he mistakens Bianca for Desdemona and makes the assumption that Cassio and Desdemona had slept together. This leads to Othello's mind being corrupted by jealousy and hatred. Othello then becomes torn between loving Desdemona and becoming jealous of Cassio, despite his moral beliefs on jealousy. The text states in Act IV.i, " (Othello) Have you given me bastard children to raise?... Now he's saying how she took him into our bedroom." This scene is significant to the plot because it drives Othello to tell Iago to kill Cassio due to his overflowing basin of rage, jealousy and hatred in his heart. Also, Othello appoints Iago as his new lieutenant as a result of Othello's jealousy. Lastly, This scene goes to show how manipulative Iago is, being that he is contagious with his own jealousy towards Othello. Because of this, Iago is able to penetrate Othello with the jealousy that keeps Iago running.