This scene shows the external conflict facing Othello. It illustrates Othello falling to the floor because he believes his one true love is having an affair with his friend. His conflict in the emotion of jealousy and love is shown. For instance, Othello is envious of Desdemona's supposed love for Cassio that Iago told him about by showing the handkerchief that Othello gave to Desdemona to show his love for her found in Cassio's room. This causes Othello to believe that something must be done with him because she is an adulterer. However, Othello is conflicted by his love for Desdemona and knows she wouldn't cheat on him. The dialogue in this scene is from act 4 scene 1, lines 34-41 "Othello- Lie with her? Lie one her? We say "Lie one her" when they belie her! Lie with her-- That's fulsome. Handkerchief-- confessions-- handkerchief! To confess, and be hanged for his labor. First to be hanged, and then to confess-- I tremble at it. nature would not invest herself in such shadowing passion without some instruction. It is not words that shake me thus. Pish! Noses, ears, and lips. Is't possible? Confess!-- Handkerchief!-- Oh, devil!-- (falls into a trance)
This scene shows the internal conflict facing Othello. After finding out that his wife is allegedly having an affair based on lies he was told of by the man he trusts most, Iago, Othello becomes conflicted by jealousy and poor judgment on the person he relies on. Othello has also found the handkerchief that he gave to his wife to symbolize their love in the room of the person who his wife is cheating with. The dialogue is in act 4 scene 1, lines 5- 22, "Othello- Naked in bed, Iago, and not mean harm! It is hypocrisy against the devil. They mean virtuously, and yet do so, The devil their virtue tempts, and they tempt heaven. Iago- So they do nothing. 'tis a venial slip. But if I give my wife a handkerchief-- Othello-What then? Iago- Why then 'tis hers, my lord, and, being hers, She may, I think bestow't on any man. Othello- She is protectress of her honor too. May she give that?Iago- Her honor is an essence that's not seen, They have it very oft that have it not. But for the handkerchief-- Othello-By heaven, I would most gladly have forgot it. Thou saidst-- Oh, it comes o'er my memory, As doth the raven o'er the infectious house, Boding to all-- he had my handkerchief.
This scene shows the external conflict facing Othello. Othello is trying to prove Desdemona and Cassio's affair by having Iago question Cassio. However, Iago is trying to manipulate Othello to destroy his true love, therefore, knowing that there is no affair, Iago has Cassio talk about Bianca, his prostitute, and how she loves him even though there is no love from Cassio. Thereby, tricking Othello into believing Cassio is talking about Desdemona. The dialogue in this scene is in Act 4 scene 1, lines 104-118 "Iago- Ply Desdemona well, and you are sure on't. Now if this suit lay in Bianca's power How quickly should you speed! Cassio- Alas, poor caitiff! Othello- Look how he laughs already! Iago- I never knew woman love man so. Cassio- Alas, poor rogue, I think indeed she loves me. Othello- Now he denies it faintly, and laughs it out. Iago- Do you hear , Cassio? Othello- Now he importunes him to tell it o'er. Go to, well said, well said. Iago- She gives it out that you shall marry her. Do you intend it? Cassio- Ha, ha, ha! Othello- Do ye triumph, Roman? Do you triumph? Cassio- I marry her! What? A customer? Prithee bear some to my wit. Do not think it so unwholesome. Ha, ha, ha!