Othello Act 2, Scene 1

Act 2, scene 1 

Setting

  • Cyprus is linked to the storm - passion, wild East
  • Symbolic significance of the storm as a fierce battle between wind, lightning, sea and land = wars between Venice and Cyprus symbolic of disorder
  • Elemental ferocity of nature in these passages is linked to Iago, for the "foul and violent tempest" which separated Ohtello and Cassio at sea, the wind which "speaks aloud at…

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