Othello strikes her, and his actions give Iago cause to suggest that Othello is going mad. Othello tries to kill Iago, and despite demands for an explanation, Iago remains silent and is led off.
Then he exits, presumably to kill Desdemona. Bianca enters, in hysterics, to find her Cassio wounded.
Realizing that he plans to murder her, Desdemona protests her innocence of any wrongdoing. Then he conveniently and mortally stabs him. Othello, apparently nearby in his own dark alley, hears the pitiful pleas.
Knowing that this is the end, he asks to be remembered as "one that loved not wisely but too well. Iago has given Roderigo a sword. Brabantio, Othello, and Desdemona appear before the Duke of Venice.
Iago tries to blame the whole messy situation on the poor strumpet, and then pretends to discover the man no one saw him stab.
Desdemona immediately and enthusiastically begins to beg Othello to pardon Cassio, as she promised, and will not stop her pleading until Othello, preoccupied with other thoughts, agrees.
Iago then convinces Roderigo that killing Cassio will ensure his chances with Desdemona. Iago, Lodovico, and Gratiano finally identify each other in the dark, and Iago informs the other two that Cassio has been wounded. Afraid this may be a trap, they hesitate, leaving Iago some time to enter with a light, the picture of confused innocence.
Iago enters, kills Emilia, and is arrested. Desdemona is in bed when Othello enters. Iago explains his devious plot again, to us, not to Roderigo in the cover of the shadows: Of course, Iago discovers Roderigo, and pretends not to know who he is.
Once alone, Iago reveals his plan to implicate Michael Cassio in a clandestine affair with Desdemona.
A soldier to the last, Othello stands on his honor. He tries to slip off in the darkness, but Roderigo asks him to stay near, in case he needs any help killing Cassio. Iago secretly hates Othello and tells Roderigo, a rejected suitor to Desdemona, that she has eloped with the Moor.Welcome to the new SparkNotes!
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Convinced of his wife's betrayal and enraged and grieving, Othello rushes into action, making an agreement with Iago that he, Othello, will kill Desdemona, and Iago will dispose of Cassio.
Desdemona, true to her word to Cassio, continues to plead on his behalf, unknowingly confirming to Othello her unfaithfulness. From a general summary to chapter summaries to explanations of famous quotes, the SparkNotes Othello Study Guide has everything you. Othello Act 5, Scene 1 Summary. BACK; NEXT ; Iago and Roderigo wait in a darkened street for Cassio to come.
Iago has given Roderigo a sword. He tries to slip off in the darkness, but Roderigo asks him to stay near, in case he needs any help killing Cassio. Despite the plea, Iago gets away, and Roderigo is left mostly alone and noting to.
This lesson provides a summary of Act 5, Scene 2 of Shakespeare's 'Othello', which includes the murder of Desdemona, and the whole plot at last revealed to all.Download