Deaths in Othello: Theme & Analysis


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In Shakespeare's Othello, who winds up dead at the end?

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1. In Shakespeare's Othello, how is Iago at least partially responsible for Desdemona's death?

2. In Shakespeare's Othello, for what reason does Iago kill Emilia?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Looking over our worksheet and quiz lets you check your knowledge of the different deaths in Othello. Characters that are addressed on the quiz include Desdemona and Emilia, as well as Othello himself.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goals of these assets are to gauge your knowledge of the fates of various characters in Othello, including:

  • Iago
  • Desdemona
  • Emilia
  • Roderigo
  • Othello

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how Roderigo ultimately triumphed over Iago and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding Iago's motives towards Emilia
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about characters who die in Othello

Additional Learning

Go over more information about these characters using the lesson called Deaths in Othello: Theme & Analysis. Some objectives you can complete include:

  • Review the relationship between Othello and Iago
  • Figure out why Desdemona's fate is tragic
  • Determine why the outcome for Othello is what it is