Main Themes of Othello


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In Othello, Desdemona's father believes that Othello must have tricked Desdemona into marrying him because _____

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1. In Othello Iago sets Othello up to see a conversation between Cassio and Desdemona. He does this because _____

2. In Othello how does the theme of manipulation impact the story's ending?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

On this worksheet and quiz, the test questions focus on why Brabantio finds it difficult to believe that his daughter could willingly have married Othello, the source of Roderigo's envy of Othello and the importance of manipulation to the plot.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions include:

  • Why Roderigo is jealous of Othello
  • What Iago uses as 'proof' of Desdemona's supposed infidelity
  • How manipulation affects the end of the play

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of Othello to explain Brabantio's belief that Desdemona must have been tricked into marrying Othello
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about why Iago wants Othello to witness a conversation between Cassio and Desdemona
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the item that Iago points to as proof that Desdemona is unfaithful to her husband

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more, study the lesson called Main Themes of Othello. You should meet these objectives by the time you finish:

  • Identify the major themes in the play
  • Explain why Iago is jealous of Cassio
  • Describe Brabantio's rank in Venice