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Published: 10/07/2019
KS5 | Plays
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Attitudes towards Othello and Desdemona’s marriage at the start of the play

Activities focused on Act 1 Scene 1 when Roderigo and Iago wake up Brabantio with news of Desdemona's union with Othello. A focused essay question and a copy of the extract are also included.

Activities include:

  • highlighting and annotation tasks
  • language focused questions (e.g. on theft metaphor, animal imagery)
  • tracking colour symbolism 
  • task on character motivation.
  • exploration of the significance of race in this scene.

See other resources: Othello

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