Othello Act V, Scene ii

Act 5, scene ii contains 3 plot elements - the climax, falling action, and the resolution. Read the act for those elements. Also, read the material on tragic heroes for the next assignment.

Things to think about as you read:

  • Analyze Othello's character arc. How has his character changed since Act 1?
  • How was Desdemona faithful to Othello to the end?
  • What was Emilia's reaction when Othello told her that Iago had revealed Desdemona's affair with Cassio to him?
  • Who told the truth about Iago?
  • What happened to Othello, Iago and Cassio in the end?