By putting seeds of doubt in Othello's mind regarding her relationship with Cassio
By getting Roderigo to start a nasty rumor about Cassio
By having Desdemona's father call her a liar
By having Othello overhear a conversation with his wife Emilia about Desdemona's unfaithfulness
A play with words that have multiple meanings.
A situation in which the audience knows more than the characters in the drama.
When the opposite of what one expect happens.
A comparison between two things for purposes of clarification and explanation.
A Faustian bargain
Emilia, his wife
Rodrigo, his friend
Montano, Cassio's enemy
Bianca, Cassio's jealous lover
Iago succeeded in getting Cassio drunk which causes him to lose his better judgment.
Cassio liked to fight and often got into fights with people to show off his abilities.
He was angry over Othello making Iago his right hand man.
He was upset that he lost Desdemona to Othello.
He is always willing to show his true face.
He gives good advice.
He appears to care for others.
He seems reluctant to hurt others.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The Greek Classical Period
The Medieval Period
Temporary personal gain in the areas of knowledge and worldly success
Wealth, power, and women
Transcendence, deep satisfaction, and the precious "Moment"
A new name which is Mephistopheles
Magic and suicide
Drugs and alcohol
Religion and study
Friendship with Wagner
Reason is not enough to satisfy the soul and human freedom should be limited
The Enlightenment ideals of reason and liberty are deeply satisfying and should be applied everywhere
The French and English have sold their souls to the devil
Enlightenment thinkers are evil and should be put into prison