Othello Storyboard Embedded Task

Othello Storyboard Embedded Task
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  • Iago believes Desdemona's cheating on me!
  • But it all makes sense! She's cheating on me!!
  • No, she can't be so unfaithful
  • That was too much! 
  • My plan is working just as I hoped
  • Oh, you devil, you devil
  • I haven't done anything to deserve this!
  • Please reinstate Cassio!
  • Show me the HANDKERCHIEF! Damn it woman!
  • The scene above shows an internal conflict within Othello. After he is told by Iago that Desdemona may be cheating on him, Ohello  is heartbroken and sorrowful, and suffers with his self esteem. For example, Act 3, scene 3 states, "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!" This part of the story shows the point where jealousy begins to develop in Othello, as shown by his clothes, which are green, symbolizing jealous, and his entire personality and mood changes. 
  • The scene above displays an external conflict between Othello and Desdemona. Othello is angry at Desdemona because he believes she is unfaithful to him and is sleeping with another man, so he hits her. Desdemona, however, does not understand why he acts so horribly towards her, and tells him, "I haven't done anything to deserve this". Othello's clothes above are green to symbolize his jealousy that developed. Othello trusts Iago, who is pleased to see his plan is working extremely well, and so he ignores Desdemona's objections and words and continues to be furious, filled with jealousy of the man who may be sleeping with his wife. For example, Act 4, scene 1 states, "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."
  • The scene above provides an external conflict between Othello and Desdemona in which Desdemona is asking Othello continuously to reinstate Cassio to his position, but Othello sees this as a threat due to Iago telling Othello that his wife is cheating on him with Cassio. Due to this, Othello is filled with anger and demands to see the handkerchief that he gave her that symbolizes their love, to see if she lost it and truly lost his love for her. For example, Act 3, scene 4 states, "Desdemona: Please hire Cassio again. Othello: Bring me the handkerchief-- my mind is full of doubt... The handkerchief!"
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