Why does Iago stab Cassio?

Why does Iago stab Cassio?

In short, Iago wants them both dead. Cassio then enters the street and Roderigo, hidden by darkness, tries to stab him. Cassio avoids the thrust, and wounds him back in self-defense.

How does Iago betray Othello?

Iago betrays Cassio and Othello because he feels they have betrayed him. He decides to get revenge by making it seem like Cassio and Desdemona have betrayed Othello by having an affair. This leads Othello to betray both his wife and one of his best friends.

Who is responsible for Emilia’s death?

Emilia having heard from Othello that Iago told him of Desdemona “cheating” on him with Cassio, accuses him of gross dishonesty leading to an unjust murder. When she hears about the handkerchief, she reveals her role and Iago threatens and then kills her at the first opportunity.

What did Othello hope Desdemona would do right before he kills her?

What are some things Othello considers in his soliloquy before he kills Desdemona? He hopes for her to repent her sin (the alleged affair with Cassio). He hopes if she does this, her soul can go to heaven instead of hell. “I will not kill thy unprepared spirit.”

Why does Iago want revenge on Othello?

Iago wants to get revenge on Othello and his loved one Desdemona. The reason why he wants to get revenge at Othello is because he promotes Cassio to Lieutenant. Iago takes advantage of his reputation “Honesty Iago” to manipulate other characters in the play to get revenge from Othello.

What does Othello ask Desdemona before killing her?

Holding a candle, Othello stands over the sleeping Desdemona and prepares to kill her. He bends down to kiss her once before he does the deed, she wakes, and he tells her to prepare to die. Othello asks if Cassio has been killed as well, and Emilia informs him that Cassio is alive.

What did Iago do after Emilia was stabbed?

What did Iago do after Emilia was stabbed? Stayed to take care of her. Called for help.

How is revenge presented in Othello?

Othello becomes very suspicious of Desdemona and Cassio when Iago tells him about their affair. This makes Othello very jealous and want revenge which then leads to a tragedy. Othello wants them both dead. Iago wants Cassio dead for stealing his job and for believed to have slept with Iago’s wife Emilia.