IV.i.115 "Are you laughing because you've won? Do you think you've won?"
IV.i.112-113 "She says you're going to marry her. Are you?"
IV.i.93 "No, I swear it"
IV.ii.92 "What, you're not a whore?"
IV.i.224 "Maybe the letter upset him. I think they want him to go home and appoint Cassio governor in his place."
IV.i.223 "Damn it all!"
This scene shows one of Othello's major conflicts in the play, which is that his most trustful messenger, second in command Cassio has betrayed him. Iago, Othello's other military personnel, has told him that Cassio is sleeping with Desdemona, Othello's wife. Othello wants evidence, so Iago tells Othello to watch how Cassio reacts when he talks to him about Desdemona. In this scene, Othello stays behind and is astonished to see Cassio laughing when he talks about Desdemona, but what he doesn't know is that Iago is tricking him because Iago is really talking to Cassio about another woman, Bianca, who is Cassio's prostitute. This scene from Othello, where Othello watches Iago and Cassio talking and laughing about Desdemona, or so he thinks, is important to the play. The reason for this is because it gives Othello enough evidence that Desdemona is actually sleeping with Cassio, and because Othello thinks that this is sufficient evidence; this leads to Othello later confronting Desdemona and berating her. This scene is external because Othello is having problems with his loyal friend, who would never betray him, Cassio. This scene is person vs person because Othello is having a problem trusting other charcters in the text.
This scene shows one of Othello's major conflicts in the play, which is that his most loyal beautiful wife has been cheating on him, so he thinks. Othello is being tricked by one of his friends and military friends Iago that his wife Desdemona is cheating on him. When Iago shows him how Cassio reacts when he talks to him about Desdemona, Othello is completely convinced and goes to Desdemona. In this scene, Othello goes to Desdemona and accuses her of cheating on him, she, of course, denies everything and says that she has only been faithful to him. Othello does not believe anything she says, and he constantly berates her and calls her names. This scene from Othello, where Othello insults Desdemona and berates her is important to the play. The reason for this is because it shows what Othello can become and that even good people can be turned into monsters, which does happen later in the play when Othello physically assaults Desdemona in front of another person Lodovico. This scene is also external because Othello is having problems with his wife, who would never do anything to hurt her most precious husband Othello. This scene is also person vs person because Othello is having a problem trusting his spouse in the text.
This scene shows one of Othello's major conflicts in the play, which is that he is being discharged from his position as general, and he will be replaced by Cassio. This is a major blow to Othello because he is losing his job, general of the military in Cyprus. Othello is being replaced by his second in command Cassio, whom he thinks is sleeping with his wife, Desdemona. Othello will also be inevitability shamed in front of everyone he loves, for losing his position. In this scene, Lodovico has just traveled to Cyprus to gives Othello news, he hands Othello a paper and when Othello reads it, he gets mad with rage because the paper says that he is being discharged from his position, as general. This scene from Othello, where Othello is reading papers that he is being discharged from his position as general is important to the play. The reason for this is because it causes Othello’s final breaking point and it makes him give up on his life; he then physically assaults Desdemona for the first time. This scene is internal because Othello is having problems with himself and his self worth in life. This scene is person vs self because Othello is losing his job and his respect for himself, and this leads to him being and getting more angry and furious throughout the play.