1. Is Desdemona entirely innocent? Or is there evidence in the play that Othello had cause not to trust her?

2. What does Desdemona mean when she says she detects a “fury” in Othello’s words?

3. How does Othello’s language (even in his last significant speech) differ from the language of Iago?

4. What does Othello mean when he says he has loved “too well”?

5. Is Othello’s new found self-awareness at the end of the play a compensation for the pain he and others have experienced?