Presentation on theme: "Act 3 Scene 3 Desdemona promises Cassio that she will help him Iago notices Cassio leave Desdemona’s room: “Ha! I like it not” (Draws attention to Cassio’s."— Presentation transcript:
Act 3 Scene 3 Desdemona promises Cassio that she will help him Iago notices Cassio leave Desdemona’s room: “Ha! I like it not” (Draws attention to Cassio’s suspicious exit) Desdemona pleads for Cassio’s job back Iago drops more hints about Cassio but insists he is honest “Men should be what they seem” (Irony!) “Good name in man or woman, is the jewel of their souls” – Saying reputation is important, unlike in the last scene when he said the opposite! Warns Othello of jealousy: “Beware my lord of jealousy, it is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on”
Iago’s wife Emilia picks up Desdemona’s dropped handkerchief – “her first remembrance from the Moor” mentioning Iago has asked her “ a hundred times to steal it” Act 3 Scene 3 Othello assures Iago he is not a jealous man and he is confident that Desdemona is faithful Iago warns him to watch Desdemona to Cassio & that she is capable of deception: Remember, she lied to her father in order to marry Othello!
Emilia hands the handkerchief over to Iago Iago: “I will in Cassio’s lodging lose this napkin and let him find it. Trifles light as air are to the jealous confirmations strong as proofs of holy writ” Othello is convinced of Desdemona’s unfaithfulness – but demands hard evidence: “Make me to see’t” Othello easily wracked with suspicions: “I think my wife be honest, and think she is not” Act 3 Scene 3
Iago tells Othello it will be Impossible to catch them in the act: “Were they as prime (lecherous) as goats, as hot as monkeys” – more animal imagery! Iago reports he has heard Cassio talk of Desdemona in his sleep. Iago says that he has seen Cassio wiping his beard with a “handkerchief spotted with strawberries” – this enrages Othello who is overcome with jealous grief and vows revenge. (Didn’t he say that he was not a jealous man not so long ago?) Act 3 Scene 3
Iago swears to serve Othello, who instructs him to kill Cassio. “Within three days let me hear thee say that Cassio’s not alive” Othello vows to kill Desdemona himself. “Damn her, lewd minx!” “I will withdraw to furnish me with some swift means of death for the fair devil.” He appoints Iago to be his lieutenant. Act 3 Scene 3