Othello Character Mind Map

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1. Act 1

1.1. Iago

1.1.1. Was paid money by Roderigo to unite him with Desdemona

1.1.1.1. Convinces Roderigo to go to Cyrpus as he says that Desdemona will soon grow tired of Othello and will need a new husband

1.1.1.1.1. "Put but money in they purse" (1.3.336-337)

1.1.2. Hates Othello for assigning the position of lieutenant to Cassio even though he has more experience

1.1.2.1. Iago wishes to get revenge on Othello

1.1.2.1.1. Will do this by convincing Othello that Cassio and Desdemona are having an affair

1.2. Roderigo

1.2.1. Madly in love with Desdemona

1.2.2. Hates Othello for marrying Desdemona

1.2.2.1. Iago and Roderigo wake up Brabantio in the middle of the night to tell him of Desdemona's marriage

1.3. Brabantio

1.3.1. Is mad at Desdemona for not telling him of her marriage

1.3.2. Accuses Othello of bewitching his daughter into falling in love with him and tries to arrest him

1.3.2.1. Desdemona assures her father that she is in love with Othello

1.3.2.1.1. "Brabantio tells Othello: "She has deceived her father, and may thee" (1.3.293)

1.4. Othello

1.4.1. Married Desdemona in secret

1.5. Desdemona

1.5.1. Deeply in love with Othello

1.6. The Duke

1.6.1. Mediates between Othello and Brabantio ruling

1.6.2. Sends Othello to Cyprus to fight the Turkish

1.7. Cassio

1.7.1. Othello's lieutenant

2. Act 2

2.1. Iago

2.1.1. Iago criticizes women as being deceptive only good for sex

2.1.1.1. This suggests that Iago does not think very highly of his wife Emilia and that they have a toxic relationship

2.1.1.1.1. "You rise to play and go to bed to work" (2.1.118)

2.1.2. Convinces Roderigo that after Desdemona grows tired of Othello she will want Cassio

2.1.2.1. Convinces Roderigo to start a fight with Cassio in order to make Cassio lose his ranking

2.1.3. Iago convinces Cassio to have a drink while they are both on guard

2.1.3.1. Gets Roderigo to join them

2.1.3.2. Iago tells Montano that Cassio has a drinking problem

2.1.3.3. After Cassio loses his ranking Iago convinces him to seek Desdemona's help

2.1.3.3.1. This helps Iago's scheme of convincing Othello that Cassio and Desdemona are having an affair

2.1.4. Iago gets Emilia to to speak to Desdemona about helping Cassio

2.1.4.1. Will let Othello see Cassio and Desdemona's interactions

2.1.5. Iago wishes to sleep with Desdemona because he believes that Othello slept with Emilia "wife for wife" (2.1.286)

2.1.5.1. Instead he will get revenge by convincing Othello that Desdemona and Cassio are having an affair

2.2. Othello

2.2.1. After arriving in Cyprus Othello proclaims his love for Desdemona and they celebrate their marriage

2.2.2. Othello arrives and demands to know what happened

2.2.2.1. Iago tries to explain sugar coating what happened, Othello notices this and strips Cassio of his ranking

2.3. Cassio

2.3.1. Cassio is very friendly in greeting Desdemona's even taking her hand even though their relationship is platonic

2.3.1.1. Iago plans to use this to make Cassio lose his ranking

2.3.1.1.1. "With as little a web as this I will ensnare the as great a fly as Cassio" (2.1.169)

2.3.2. Cassio becomes very drunk while on guard

2.3.2.1. Starts to chase Roderigo threatening to beat him

2.4. Roderigo

2.4.1. Is upset with Iago for getting him to come to Cyprus, taking all of his money, and still doesn't have Desdemona

2.4.1.1. Iago assures him that everything is going to plan

2.5. Montano

2.5.1. Montano tries to take control of the situation

2.5.1.1. Cassio stabs Montano

3. Act 5

3.1. Iago

3.1.1. Iago and Roderigo wait for Cassio, Iago arms Roderigo waiting to attack

3.1.1.1. Iago stabs Cassio in the leg without him knowing

3.1.1.1.1. Iago kills Roderigo after he blames him for the attack on Cassio to Lodovico and Gratiano

3.1.1.1.2. Iago arrests Bianca for the attack on Cassio

3.1.2. Iago stabs Emilia to stop her from revealing more about his schemes

3.1.3. Iago refuses to confess everything that

3.2. Roderigo

3.2.1. Roderigo attacks Cassio but is unable to injure him

3.3. Cassio

3.3.1. Cassio wounds Roderigo

3.4. Desdemona

3.4.1. After Othello tells her that he is killing her because of her affair with Cassio Desdemona begins to deny these accusations

3.4.1.1. Desdemona continues to argue her innocence but Othello is already to outraged to see reason

3.4.2. Desdemona stays alive long enough to tell Emilia that she killed herself not admitting that Othello killed her. Desdemona stayed faithful to Othello to her death

3.5. Emilia

3.5.1. Emilia informs Othello that Cassio is not dead

3.5.2. Emilia sees that Othello killed Desdemona and calls for help

3.5.3. Emilia begins to reveal Iago's schemes revealing the truth that Cassio and Desdemona were not having an affair

3.5.4. Before she dies Emilia tells Othello that Desdemona loved him

3.6. Bianca

3.6.1. Bianca sees Cassio wounded and starts to cry

3.6.2. Bianca is arrested for the attack on Cassio by Iago and Emilia

3.7. Othello

3.7.1. Othello hears Cassio crying murderer thinking that Iago has kept his promise to kill Cassio

3.7.1.1. Othello prepares to murder Desdemona

3.7.2. Othello kisses Desdemona on the head while she is sleeping and when she wakes Othello tells her to prepare to die

3.7.2.1. Othello refuses to believe Desdemona's denials

3.7.2.1.1. Othello smothers Desdemona to death

3.7.3. Othello tells Emilia that he killed Desdemona

3.7.3.1. He tells her that Iago was the one to show him Desdemona's unfaithful ways

3.7.3.1.1. Through Emilia's revelations about Iago's schemes Othello begins to understand what happened and starts to realize that Iago had been lying about everything and he killed Desdemona for no reason

3.7.4. Othello goes to attack Iago after Emilia exposes the truth to him

3.7.4.1. Othello stabs Iago

3.7.5. Othello kills himself out of grief and regret

3.8. Montano

3.8.1. Montano is put in charge of Iago's punisment

4. Act 3

4.1. Iago

4.1.1. Iago continues to try and convince Othello of Cassio and Desdemona's affair reminding him of the role Cassio played in their courtship

4.1.1.1. Iago tells Othello to watch for Desdemona and Cassio

4.1.1.1.1. "Note if your lady strain his entertainment.... much will be seen in that" (3.3.250-253)

4.1.1.2. After Othello demands evidence Iago tells him that Cassio calls Desdemona's name in his sleep and touched Iago sexually thinking he was Desdemona

4.1.1.2.1. Iago tells Othello that Cassio has the handkerchief (a gift to Desdemona from Othello)

4.2. Othello

4.2.1. Othello begins to believe that Desdemona no longer loves him due to his age, race, etc.

4.2.1.1. "She is gone." (3.3.271)

4.2.1.2. Othello demands evidence for the affair

4.2.1.2.1. After hearing what Iago tells him, Othello vows to get revenge

4.2.2. Othello gets Iago to get Emilia to watch Desdemona while she is with Cassio

4.3. Cassio

4.3.1. Cassio tries to get back in Othello's good graces by sending musicians

4.3.1.1. Othello sends them away

4.3.2. Cassio seeks help from Desdemona to earn back his ranking

4.4. Desdemona

4.4.1. Promises to help Cassio get his ranking back

4.4.1.1. Iago and Othello see this and Iago begins to plant the seed of their affair in Othello's head

4.4.1.2. Desdemona has been pleading Cassio's case but Othello believes that it will look back if he goes against Montano

4.4.1.3. Desdemona tries to get Othello to forgive Cassio but Othello is hesitant because of what Iago has been telling him

4.4.1.3.1. Othello tells Desdemona"I will deny thee nothing" (3.3.76)

4.4.2. Othello has a headache, Desdemona offers him her handkerchief but he drops it saying "Your napkin is too little." (3.3.286)

4.5. Roderigo

4.6. Emilia

4.6.1. Tells Cassio that Othello and Desdemona have been talking about what happened to him

4.6.2. Emilia picks up the handkerchief and gives it to Iago

4.6.2.1. Iago needs this for evidence about Cassio and Desdemona's affair

4.6.2.1.1. Iago plans to plant it in Cassio's room

5. Act 4

5.1. Iago

5.1.1. Iago's suggestions of Desdemona's unfaithfulness makes Othello insanely jealous

5.1.1.1. Othello becomes so obsessed with Iago's accusations that Othello "falls down in a trance" (4.1.41)

5.1.2. Iago gets Othello to listen in on his conversation with Cassio so that he can get Cassio to retell what happened between him and Desdemona

5.1.2.1. In reality Iago is getting Cassio to tell him about the prostitute Bianca making it seem as though they are talking of Desdemona

5.1.3. Iago promises Othello that he will kill Desdemona

5.1.4. Iago tells Roderigo that Othello is being sent to Africa and that to stop Othello and Desdemona from leaving Roderigo must kill Casssio

5.2. Othello

5.2.1. Othello mistakes Iago and Cassio's conversation about Bianca as one about Desdemona

5.2.1.1. Plots to kill both Cassio and Desdemona

5.2.2. Othello strikes Desdemona across the face thinking she is happy because Cassio will be governor

5.2.2.1. Othello now convinced that Desdemona is having an affair is completely outraged at her

5.2.3. Othello interrogates Emilia about Desdemona's actions

5.2.4. Othello confronts Desdemona about her affair incredibly sad about her unfathfulness

5.3. Desdemona

5.3.1. Desdemona denies the accusations of her affair by Othello

5.3.2. Desdemona seeks help from Iago about Othello

5.3.3. Desdemona tells Emilia to use her wedding sheets to wrap her when she dies

5.4. Bianca

5.4.1. Bianca accuses Cassio of giving her the handkerchief from another woman and gives him an ultimatum about their relationship

5.5. Cassio

5.5.1. Cassio freely tells Iago about Bianca and their relationship telling him he no longer wants to be with her

5.6. Emilia

5.6.1. When interrogated by Othello about Desdemona, Emilia defends her mistress

5.6.2. Emilia comforts Desdemona after Othello accuses her of being unfaithful

5.7. Roderigo

5.7.1. Roderigo is convinced by Iago to kill Cassio

6. Characters

6.1. Othello

6.1.1. Although the husband of beautiful Desdemona and the general of the armies of Venice, Othello is still an outsider as he is a moor. Throughout the play Iago begins to build an insane jealousy on this insecurity and his deep love for Desdemona. Othello’s usual composed and calm nature is destroyed by the wrath of his paranoia.

6.2. Iago

6.2.1. The antagonist of the play, Iago is Othello’s ancient and Emilia’s husband. The plot is centered on Iago’s manipulative and deceiving actions to become lieutenant. Whether it be lying or murder, Iago will do anything to get what he wants.

6.3. Desdemona

6.3.1. The wife of Othello and the daughter of Brabantio, Desdemona is quite a pure and gentle character. She is deeply in love with Othello and will defend this to her death.

6.4. Cassio

6.4.1. Othello’s lieutenant, Cassio is a young, good looking, and inexperienced soldier. Very loyal to Othello, Cassio seeks help from Desdemona after losing his rank in a drunken brawl. He eventually becomes a pawn in Iago’s schemes.

6.5. Roderigo

6.5.1. Roderigo is a rich and foolish young man who’s every action is driven by his infatuation with Desdemona. Iago uses this to obsession to his advantage, using Roderigo to carry out his plans.

6.6. The Duke

6.6.1. An admirer of Othello, The Duke of Venice plays an essential role in Act One where he mediates Othello and Brantio’s disagreements and sends Othello to Cyprus.

6.7. Brabantio

6.7.1. A senator of Venice and Desdemona’s father, Brabantio is furious when he finds out his daughter has run away with the moor, Othello. So enraged, he pleads to The Duke that Othello must have used witchcraft to bewitch his daughter and later warns Othello that Desdemona may trick him as she did him.

6.8. Bianca

6.8.1. A prostitute and Cassio’s lover, Bianca plays an important role of Iago’s scheme of convincing Othello that Cassio and Desdemona are having an affair.

6.9. Montano

6.9.1. The last governor of Cyprus, Montano’s main role in the play is to update the audience of the happenings of war and awaits the ships to arrive in Cyprus.

6.10. Emilia

6.10.1. Abused by her husband Iago, Emilia is very distrustful towards him, but very loyal to her mistress Desdemona.

7. Legend

7.1. Envy

7.2. Dishonesty

7.3. Anger

7.4. Love