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ENglish 10 Unit 2 Wk 13 Date Assigned ______ Name ______________

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Othello act 2 study guide


Please answer the questions with full sentences
1. Where are we as Act 2 begins? What is the situation at sea?
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2. What has happened to the Turkish fleet?


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3. Which ship from Venice arrives first?
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4. Which ship arrives second? Why is it surprising that it arrives before Othellos?
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5. What does the discussion between Desdemona and Emilia tell us about their relationship?
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6. Who is Emilia?
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7. How does Cassio greet Desdemona and Emilia?
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8. Why does Iago want Roderigo to anger Cassio?
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9. What is the purpose of Iago's plan?
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10. What evidence is Iago using to rationalize his plan? Is his evidence solid?
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11. What keeps Roderigo from seeing the truth instead of Iagos lies?
ENglish 10 Unit 2 Wk 13 Date Assigned ______ Name ______________
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12. What emotion seems to be governing Iagos thoughts and actions?
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13. How does Iago see Desdemona, and how does Cassio see Desdemona?
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14. Why does Iago want Cassio to drink more wine?
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15. What is the outcome of Cassios drinking?
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16. What lie does Iago tell Montano about Cassio?
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17. Why does Othello strip Cassio of his rank?


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18. Why does Iago want Cassio to ask Desdemona for help in restoring Othello's faith in Cassio?
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19. How does Iago get back in Othellos good graces?
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20. What is Roderigos complaint, and how does Iago answer it?
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