Page 79. ACT II sc.i Lines 308-334. This is a soliloquy by Iago in which he talks about how he feels and
what he plans to do.
Page 99. ACT II sc iii Lines 281-295. Cassio has been caught drunk by Othello and demoted. Here he and
Iago talk about the nature of reputation.
Page 123. ACT III sc iii Lines 103-200. Here Iago begins to plant the seeds of doubt in Othello’s mind.
Page 141. ACT III sc.iii Lines 385-437. Othello is mad at Iago for making him jealous, but also thankful that
Iago told him. They are, in a way, fighting.
Page 203. ACT IV sc ii Lines 153-174. Emelia talking to Desdemona and Iago about what is happening to
Page 215. ACT IV sc iii Lines 66-117. Emelia is helping Desdemona get ready for bed.
Page 235. AVT V sc ii Lines 1-24. Othello walks into the room where Desdemona us sleeping and is getting
ready to kill her.
Choose one of the seven moments listed above and really look into what is happening. While you can
discuss what is literally happening, go further. Analyze an idea or theme that it contains. So for the first one,
Iago is talking about why he also wants to be with Desdemona. What reason does he actually give, and
what can you say about that reason? Or you could look at the fact that Iago is really jealous of seemingly
everybody. If that’s the case, why does he treat his wife so poorly?