|What do Othello and Iago discuss at the beginning of the scene? Why?
||They are describing Cassio affair with Desdemona; to get Othello even more jealous.
|What evidence shows that Othello’s suspicions about Desdemona have affected his physical health?
||He’s has been having siezures.
|What comfort does Iago suggest to assuage Othello’s rage?
||A lot of people get cheated on.
|What charade does Iago engineer as Othello stands out of Cassio’s sight?
||Iago pretends that Cassio is talking about Desdemona when Cassio is really talking about Bianca.
|What gesture by Bianca throws Othello beyond the reach of reason?
||She (Bianca) throws back the handkerchief to Cassio, and Othello sees this and realizes that the handkerchief is his (Othello).
|Othello catalogs some of Desdemona’s good qualities. What are they?
||She sows well, good musician, sings well, witty, and creative.
|What does Iago tell Othello to do to Desdemona? Why?
||To strangle her to death or choke her death at the scene of the crime; get revenge for her cheating on him (Othello).
|Who is Lodovico? Why does he arrive in Cyprus?
||Desdemona’s cousin; To give Othello a letter saying that Othello should come back to Venice, and Cassio is going to stay in Cyprus.
|What action of Othello shocks both Desdemona and Lodovico?
||He (Othello) slaps her.
|What does Iago want Lodovico to conclude about all of these events?
||That Othello is losing his mind, and he is cruel and mean.