Why is Cassio upset after the quarrel? And how does Iago “comfort” him? What does “reputation” mean to Cassio and what does it mean to Iago, and what does their discussion of reputation (2.3.278ff) reveal about their characters?
Iago’s soliloquy #4 (2.3.356ff): “And what’s he, then, that says I play the villain….” What does this speech add to your understanding of Iago’s character, his way of thinking, and his plan? What mood or tone do you hear in his voice as this speech begins, and how does his mood or tone change?