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Cause to Pause Act 3

Othello Act 3 Scenes 1-3 Cause to Pause Questions
Directions: Be sure to answer all parts of each question in COMPLETE sentences for FULL CREDIT.
Stopping Point #1: What does Emilia tell Cassio? At this point, how could Cassio upset Iago’s
devious plan?
Stopping Point #2: For what two reasons
does Desdemona plead Cassio’s case?
Stopping Point #3: After Othello repeatedly urges
Iago to tell him what’s on his mind, Iago says, “O,
beware, my lord, of jealousy;/It is the green-eyed
monster, which doth mock/ The meat it feeds
on.” What is Othello’s response? What two
literary terms are used in this quote?
Stopping Point #4: Desdemona’s handkerchief becomes an important part of the plot. Why did Desdemona
produce it? What happens to it?
Stopping Point #5: Othello returns and is quite upset. Why?
What general comment about mankind does Othello make? How is one thing he says able to be
taken two ways?