- Shakespeare, William
- 1564 - 1582: William Shakespeare's Stratford Beginnings
- 1582 - 1592: William Shakespeare's Marriage, Parenthood and Early Occupation
- 1592 - 1594: William Shakespeare's Life In London, part 1
- 1594 - 1611: William Shakespeare's Life In London, part 2
- 1594 - 1611: William Shakespeare's Life In London, part 3
- 1611 - 1616: William Shakespeare - Back to Stratford
- Religious/ philosophical context
- Theatrical context
Act 2 Scene 2
Synopsis of Act 2 Scene 2
Othello’s herald announces an evening of partying to celebrate both the defeat of the Turkish fleet and Othello’s own recent marriage.
Commentary on Act 2 Scene 2
This festival evening will give Iago the opportunity he needs to disgrace Cassio.
mere perdition – In Shakespeare’s day, ‘mere’ could mean ‘total/utter’. Perdition is a theological term meaning a state of eternal damnation i.e. the Turkish fleet is absolutely ruined
all offices – Places serving food and drink
Investigating Act 2 Scene 2
- What does this short scene tell us about Othello’s character?
Lasting forever, throughout all ages.
Word used in the Authorised Version of the Bible for punishment or destruction, referring to the fate of those who are found on the Day of Judgement to have rejected Jesus Christ (Revelation 20:12-15).
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