Metaphors in Othello


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In William Shakespeare's Othello Iago compares _____ to a green-eyed monster.

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1. In William Shakespeare's Othello, this character warns Desdemona that men consume women like food, disposing of them when they are satisfied.

2. In William Shakespeare's Othello, Iago compares the human will to a _____ .

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A metaphor is a literary device that compares two apparently unlike things. This quiz/worksheet examines instances of metaphor within Othello. You'll also find questions on related character and plot details.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet is made up of questions involving the following aspects of Othello:

  • What is compared to a green-eyed monster
  • Who warns Desdemona about men who 'consume women like food'
  • What lago compares the human will and Desdemona to
  • Othello's comparing his lover to a rose

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you've drawn key details from the lesson on the use of metaphor in Othello
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding key quotes from the play
  • Making connections - use your understanding of metaphor to match characters with their corresponding dialogue and actions

Additional Learning

To further study this element of the play, you can check out the corresponding lesson titled Metaphors in Othello. This lesson consists of the following objectives:

  • Describe metaphor
  • Understand the role of comparison in metaphor
  • Explore the way Shakespeare uses metaphor in Othello