So, so, so, so! The winner's always got the last laugh, hasn't he?
Me, marry her? That whore? Please give me a little credit! I'm not that stupid. Ha, ha ha!
You brazen whore!
I swear to God you're accusing me wrongly!
You devil! (striking her)
I haven't done anything to deserve this!
Oh, My Lord---
(ACT 4, Scene 1. Page 201) In this scene, Othello is hiding behind a bush and eavesdropping on Iago and Cassio's conversion. Iago questions Cassio about Bianca, while Othello believes that they are talking about Desdemona. Othello took the conversion out of context and hears Cassio talking about a whore, and he assumes its about Desdemona, since Iago informed him that Cassio and Desdemona supposedly have an affair. For example, in the play it states, " IAGO: She says you're going to marry her. Are you?, CASSIO: Ha, ha, ha!, OTHELLO: Are you laughing because you've won? Do you think you've won?, CASSIO: Me marry her? That whore? Please give me a little credit! I'm not that stupid. Ha ha, ha!" (Act 4 Scene 1. Page 201) This portrays a internal conflict (person vs person ) as Othello is troubled with himself, and what he should with Cassio and Desdemona .This propels the action of the play, because it furthers Iago's evil scheme. In addition, helps support his theory that Desdemona is cheating on him with Cassio, which is not true.
ACT 4, Scene. Page 227) In this scene, Othello confronts Desdemona because he thinks she is cheating on him. He verbally abuses Desdemona, calling her unfaithful and a whore, which demonstrates it is an external conflict between Othello and Desdemona. For example, in the play it states, " OTHELLO: Was some one beautiful as you meant to be a whore? What have you done? Oh, you streetwalker If i said out loud what you've done, you'd burn up with shame. What have you done? Heaven has to hold its nose when it sees you! The pure moon in the sky has to shut its eyes when you go by! Even the wind that blows over everything on Earth is ashamed to visit you. You brazen whore. DESDEMONA: I swear to God you're accusing me wrongly!" (Act 4, Scene 1. Page 227) This illustrates an external conflict (person vs person) as Othello is infuriated because of Desdemona "cheating" on him and verbally abuses her by calling her a whore and unfaithful. This propels the action of the play forward , because Iago's plan is working, Othello is angered because of her supposedly cheating on him and shows how he fully trusts Iago's words.
(ACT 4, Scene 1. Page 213) In this scene, Othello meets Lodovico( Desdemona's cousin) with Desdemona. His suspicions worsen as Desdemona seems enthusiastic to help Cassio regain his reputation. Othello becomes furious and can no longer keep his cool and strikes Desdemona in front of Lodovico. According to the play it states, "LODOVICO: Maybe the letter upset him. I think they want him to go home and appoint Cassio governor in his place. DESDEMONA: I'm happy about that . OTHELLO: Oh, are you really! DESDEMONA: My lord? 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! " (ACT 4, Scene 1. Page 213) This shows how its an external conflict(person vs person)as Othello is physically abusing Desdemona, as there is a conflict between them. This propels the action the play, as Othello can no longer keep his anger which is all part of Iago's evil plan meaning, his plan is working. This foreshadows that Othello might kill Desdemona, since he can longer keep his cool and is already abusing Desdemona.