Sunday, October 18, 2015

Summary/ Response Act 5 Redo


  1. Act 5 of Othello by William Shakespeare demonstrates how vengeance can destroy relationships and lives.  
    1. Iago manipulates characters which will lead to death.
      1. Iago stabs Cassio-later comes back and acts sympathetic
      2. Iago betrays and kills Roderigo.
      3. Othello kills Desdemona because he believes she is cheating on him with Cassio.
      4. Iago betrays and kills his wife Emilia.
      5. Othello kills himself.
    2.  Iago refuses to fess up to his conniving ways.
      1. He announces that he is not going to speak anymore once the other characters call him out on it and get angry at him.
  2. In Act 5 of Othello, Iago’s act of vengeance and betrayal rebounds and smacks every character affected by it in the first place onto the ground eventually making its way back to Iago himself.
  1. Act 5 of Othello by William Shakespeare correctly portrays how revenge controls a person’s mind when they are determined to pursue a malicious plan because vengeance is a powerful and dangerous tool.
    1. Iago and Othello discuss killing Cassio and Desdemona because of their secret love affair and act of betrayal.
      1. Iago then tells Roderigo to attempt to kill Cassio
      2. Iago notes to himself after a conversation with Roderigo, “Now whether he kill Cassio, or Cassio him, or each do kill the other, every way makes my gain,” (Shakespeare 5.1. 13-15).
        1. Iago implies that he doesn’t really care about Cassio or Roderigo and only wants them dead.
          1. This is a huge manipulative move because he is blatantly lying and deceiving Roderigo right to his face by acting like he cares but honestly Iago would rather have his plan fulfilled than Roderigo alive.
      3. At night, Roderigo undertakes the deed of killing Cassio but fails.
        1. Eventually Iago ends up killing Roderigo which is a true sign of wickedness.
  2. However, Iago actually cares for the other characters and has a tender heart.
    1. The night of the brawl, Iago comes into the scene and quickly learns and volunteers to help Cassio with his wounds by saying, “Marry heaven forbid! Light, gentleman.  I’ll bind it with my shirt,” (Shakespeare 5.1. 86-87).
    2. Iago is clearly concerned about the horrid wound that is troubling Cassio and is willing to use his own clothing in order to help Cassio survive and not lose lots of blood.
  3. At first glance, it seems like Iago truly cares for Cassio.
  4. This position seems reasonable because Iago is generously offering the clothes on his very own body in order to help save his friend's life.
  5. But it is more complicated than that.  Iago is just being deceptive.  Earlier, Iago claimed that he would be perfectly alright if both Cassio and Roderigo were killed as long as his plan was carried through.  Iago was the one that killed Roderigo and who later does not admit to being manipulative and deceptive to everyone.  Iago stabbed every character in the back and nudged the knife farther and farther through .  Iago began all conflicts and manipulates all of the characters so that he could get revenge on Othello for not allowing him to be the lieutenant.
  6. Act 5 of Othello by William Shakespeare proves that Iago is a truly manipulative mastermind who likes to deceive everyone and control others like a puppet master in order to get revenge on Othello and Cassio.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Summary/Response Act 5 Redo


  1. Act 5 of Othello by William Shakespeare demonstrates how vengeance can destroy relationships and lives.  
    1. Iago manipulates characters which will lead to death.
      1. Iago stabs Cassio-later comes back and acts sympathetic
      2. Iago betrays and kills Roderigo.
      3. Othello kills Desdemona because he believes she is cheating on him with Cassio.
      4. Iago betrays and kills his wife Emilia.
      5. Othello kills himself.
    2.  Iago refuses to fess up to his conniving ways.
      1. He announces that he is not going to speak anymore once the other characters call him out on it and get angry at him.
  2. In Act 5 of Othello, Iago’s act of vengeance and betrayal rebounds and smacks every character affected by it in the first place onto the ground eventually making its way back to Iago himself.
    1. Act 5 of Othello by William Shakespeare correctly portrays just how conniving and evil-minded Iago truly is because he constantly manipulates and wears a mask to hide his wickedness.
      1. Iago and Othello discuss killing Cassio and Desdemona because of their secret love affair and act of betrayal.
        1. Iago then tells Roderigo to attempt to kill Cassio
        2. Iago notes to himself after a conversation with Roderigo, “Now whether he kill Cassio, or Cassio him, or each do kill the other, every way makes my gain,” (Shakespeare 5.1. 13-15).
          1. Iago implies that he doesn’t really care about Cassio or Roderigo and only wants them dead.
            1. This is a huge manipulative move because he is blatantly lying and deceiving Roderigo right to his face by acting like he cares but honestly Iago would rather have his plan fulfilled than Roderigo alive.
        3. At night, Roderigo undertakes the deed of killing Cassio but fails.
          1. Eventually Iago ends up killing Roderigo which is a true sign of wickedness.
    2. However, Iago actually cares for the other characters and has a tender heart.
      1. The night of the brawl, Iago comes into the scene and quickly learns and volunteers to help Cassio with his wounds by saying, “Marry heaven forbid! Light, gentleman.  I’ll bind it with my shirt,” (Shakespeare 5.1. 86-87).
      2. Iago is clearly concerned about the horrid wound that is troubling Cassio and is willing to use his own clothing in order to help Cassio survive and not lose lots of blood.
    3. At first glance, it seems like Iago truly cares for Cassio.
    4. This position seems reasonable because Iago is generously offering the clothes on his very own body in order to help save his friend's life.
    5. But it is more complicated than that.  Iago is just being deceptive.  Earlier, Iago claimed that he would be perfectly alright if both Cassio and Roderigo were killed as long as his plan was carried through.  Iago was the one that killed Roderigo and who later does not admit to being manipulative and deceptive to everyone.  Iago stabbed every character in the back and nudged the knife farther and farther through .  Iago began all conflicts and manipulates all of the characters so that he could get revenge on Othello for not allowing him to be the lieutenant.
    6. Act 5 of Othello by William Shakespeare proves that Iago is a truly manipulative mastermind who likes to deceive everyone and control others like a puppet master in order to get revenge on Othello and Cassio.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Summary/Response Act 5

  1. Act 5 of Othello by William Shakespeare demonstrates the power vengeance has on multiple lives.  
    1. Iago manipulates several other characters.
      1. Iago stabs Cassio- He later comes back and acts sympathetic.
      2. Iago kills Roderigo.
      3. Othello kills Desdemona.
      4. Iago kills Emilia.
      5. Othello kills himself.
    2.  Iago refuses to fess up to his conniving ways.
      1. He announces that he is not going to speak anymore once the other characters call him out on it.
B. In Act 5 of Othello, Iago’s act of vengeance and betrayal rebounds and smacks every character affected by it in the first place onto the ground eventually making its way back to Iago himself.

A. Act 5 of Othello by William Shakespeare correctly portrays just how conniving and evil-minded Iago truly is because he constantly manipulates and wears a mask to hide his wickedness.
    1. Iago and Othello discuss killing Cassio and Desdemona because of their secret love affair and act of betrayal.
      1. Iago then tells Roderigo to attempt to kill Cassio.
      2. To himself, Iago notes, “Now whether he kill Cassio, or Cassio him, or each do kill the other, every way makes my gain,” (Shakespeare 5.1. 13-15).
        1. Iago is implying that he doesn’t really care about Cassio or Roderigo.
          1. This is a huge manipulative move because he is blatantly lying and deceiving Roderigo right to his face.
      3. At night, Roderigo undertakes the deed but fails.
        1. Eventually Iago kills Roderigo.
B. However, Iago actually cares for the other characters and has a tender heart.
    1. The night of the brawl, Iago comes into the scene and quickly learns and volunteers to help Cassio with his wounds by saying, “Marry heaven forbid! Light, gentleman.  I’ll bind it with my shirt,” (Shakespeare 5.1. 86-87).
    2. Iago is clearly concerned about the horrid wound that is troubling Iago and is willing to use his own clothing in order to help Cassio survive and not lose lots of blood.
C. At first glance, it seems like Iago is truly trying to assist a friend in his time of need.
D. This position seems reasonable because Iago is generously offering clothes on his very own body in order to save a friend.
E. But it is more complicated than that.  Iago is just being deceptive.  Earlier, Iago claimed that he would be perfectly alright if both Cassio and Roderigo were killed as long as his plan was carried through.  Iago was the one to kill Roderigo.  Iago is the one who later does not admit to being manipulative and deceptive.  Iago stabbed every character in the back and nudged the knife farther and farther through .  Iago began all conflicts.  Iago manipulates all of the characters so that he could be happy and get his way.
F. Iago is a truly manipulative mastermind who likes to deceive everyone and control others like a puppet master in order to get revenge on Othello and Cassio.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Dailey/Harguth Summary/Response Redo Act 2

  1. Act 2 of Othello, by William Shakespeare, portrays how hatred drove Iago to conspire against Cassio.
    1. Iago intoxicates Cassio.
      1. Cassio loses control of his temper when  he is drunk.
        1. He will fight with Montano.
        2. Iago will convince Cassio to seek Desdemona’s help.
    2. He plans to take advantage of Cassio’s close relationship with Desdemona.
      1. Iago tells Cassio to go to Desdemona for her to talk to Othello about the devastating decision.
      2. He will convince Othello they are having an affair when Desdemona stands up for Cassio.
II. In Act 2 of Othello, Iago's hatred of Othello drives him to plot against and betray his relationship with Cassio.
  1. Act 2 of Othello correctly portrays how hatred can lead to the destruction of relationships   because it causes characters to turn against and manipulate one another.
    1. This is shown in the relationship between Iago and Cassio.
      1. Iago manipulates Cassio in order to get revenge on Othello.
      2. During a celebration, Iago encourages Cassio to enjoy himself and savor a drink or two.  
      3. “O, they are our friends! But one cup; I’ll drink for you,” says Iago (Shakespeare 2.3. 37-38).
        1. Iago gets Cassio drunk in order to obtain the first lieutenant position.
        2. Iago will have Cassio fight with Montano and then be fired.
        3. He will then encourage Cassio to gain the support of Desdemona to convince Othello that they are having an affair.
    2. However, Iago is supporting Cassio by giving him advice when he says,
      1. “Our general’s wife is now a general,” says Iago (Shakespeare 2.3. 368-369).
        1. Iago is encouraging Cassio to speak to Desdemona about being fired in the hope that she will talk to Othello.
        2. Iago is looking out for his friend and trying to help him regain his prior position.

  1. Act 2 of Othello depicts how hatred is a destructor of relationships because it encourages betrayal and manipulation.

  1. A common view is that…
    1. Iago is truly a friend of Cassio’s.
      1. He is looking out for Cassio when he suggests that he talk to Desdemona in order to regain his position as first lieutenant.
  2. This position seems reasonable…
    1. Iago is being helpful when he suggests this and gives Cassio confidence in his current situation.
      1. Iago seems to be truly making an effort in trying to improve the distraught mental status of Cassio.
  3. However…
    1. It is clear that Iago is only out for himself.
      1. He tells Roderigo that he is going to manipulate Cassio and Desdemona in order to convince Othello that the two are having an affair in order to gain the first lieutenant position.
      2. Also, Iago makes sneaky side comments suggesting that he feels betrayed and wants to inflict the utmost worse possible revenge act he can on Othello for not picking him as the first lieutenant.

  1. Hatred consumes Iago as he feverishly works to destroy the relationship between Desdemona, Othello, and Cassio in order to fulfill his plan of destruction of his enemies.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Dailey/Harguth Summary/Response Act 2


  1. Act 2 of Othello, by William Shakespeare, portrays how hatred drove Iago to conspire against Cassio.
    1. Iago intoxicates Cassio
      1. Cassio loses control of his temper when drunk
        1. He will fight with Montano
        2. Iago will convince Cassio to seek Desdemona’s help
    2. He plans to take advantage of Cassio’s close relationship with Desdemona
      1. Iago tells Cassio to go to Desdemona for her to talk to Othello about devastating decision
      2. He will convince Othello they are having an affair when Desdemona stands up for Cassio
  2. In Act 2 of Othello, Iago's hatred of Othello drives him to plot against and betray his relationship with Cassio.
    1. Act 2 of Othello correctly portrays how hatred can lead to the destruction of relationships   because it causes characters to turn against and manipulate one another.
      1. Shown in the relationship between Iago and Cassio
        1. Iago manipulates Cassio in order to get revenge on Othello
        2. “O, they are our friends! But one cup; I’ll drink for you,” says Iago (Shakespeare 2.3. 37-38)
          1. Iago gets Cassio drunk in order to obtain the first lieutenant position
          2. Iago will have Cassio fight with Montano and then be fired
          3. He will then encourage Cassio to gain the support of Desdemona to convince Othello that they are having an affair
      2. However, Iago is supporting Cassio by giving him advice when he says,
        1. “Our general’s wife is now a general,” says Iago (Shakespeare 2.3. 368-369)
          1. Iago is encouraging Cassio to speak to Desdemona about being fired in the hope that she will talk to Othello
          2. Iago is looking out for his friend
    2. Act 2 of Othello depicts how hatred is a destructor of relationships because it encourages betrayal and manipulation.

    1. A common view is that…
      1. Iago is truly a friend of Cassio’s
        1. He is looking out for Cassio when he suggests that he talk to Desdemona in order to regain his position as first lieutenant
    2. We cannot deny that…
      1. Iago is being helpful when he suggests this and gives Cassio confidence in his current situation
        1. Iago seems to be truly making an effort in trying to improve the distraught mental status of Cassio
    3. However…
      1. It is clear that Iago is only out for himself
        1. He tells Roderigo that he is going to manipulate Cassio and Desdemona in order to convince Othello that the two are having an affair in order to gain the first lieutenant position
        2. Also, Iago makes sneaky side comments suggesting that he feels betrayed and wants to inflict the utmost worse possible revenge act he can on Othello for not picking him as the first lieutenant

    1. Hatred consumes Iago as he feverishly works to destroy the relationship between Desdemona, Othello, and Cassio in order to fulfill his plan of destruction of his enemies.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Summary/Response Act 1 Redo-Dailey/Harguth


  1. Act 1 of Othello by William Shakespeare portrays how revenge can affect relationships.
    1. Iago wants revenge because Othello gave the first lieutenant to Cassio and he felt he deserved it because he has been in battle with Othello and was a highly trained officer.
    2. Roderigo seeks revenge because Othello married Desdemona and he wanted to marry Desdemona himself.
    3. Brabantio, intends on getting his revenge because he does not approve the the relationship between the Moor and Desdemona.
      1. Brabantio despises their marriage because  Othello is black and Iago compares them to animals.
  2. Act 1 of Othello, revenge leads to the destruction of multiple relationships, romantic or blood-related.
    1. Act 1 of Othello by William Shakespeare correctly demonstrates how revenge can control a person’s emotions because it can drive them to manipulate and harm others.
      1. Shakespeare shows this through the actions of Iago. Iago and Othello have a friendly relationship until Othello supplies Cassio with the first lieutenant position, which Iago wanted because he felt he deserved it and had the ability to lead such a big and powerful army into battle since he was a skilled commander.
        1. “I know my price, I am worth no worse a place,” (Shakespeare 1.1. 12)
          1. Obviously Iago developed a deep hatred of Othello once the position was cast away.  
          2. Iago is deeply frustrated and is seeking vengeance on Othello for not using him to his fullest potential.
          3. Iago’s hatred of Othello drives him to manipulate Roderigo by using his feelings for Desdemona to strengthen his hatred for the Moor.
        2. Roderigo is willing to help Iago in order to win Desdemona’s heart, and it seems Iago is concerned with Roderigo’s emotions when he says, “Put but money in thy purse,” (Shakespeare 1.3. 389).
          1. Iago encourages his friend to win Desdemona’s heart by chasing her to Cyprus after he sells pretty much everything he owns in order to buy her feelings.
      2. Iago manipulates Roderigo into working with him against Othello; however,  Iago is concerned about the emotional being of his friend.
    2. Revenge takes over a person’s being and takes hold of their emotions so that they manipulate and seek harm.   
    1. A common view is that Iago wanted to help Roderigo by saving him from death when he says, “Drown cats and blind puppies,” (Shakespeare 1.3. 378-379).  
      1. Iago pushes for Roderigo to stay alive showing true friendship, loyalty, and kindness.  
    2. One can not deny that Iago is concerned about his friend and his emotional state.  
      1. He really seems to want Desdemona and his dear friend together so that his friend will be happy.  
    3. However it is clear that Iago is only out for himself and his revenge Othello when he waits for Roderigo to leave and says, “Thus do I ever make my fool my purse,”(Shakespeare 1.3. 426).  
      1. Iago is obviously using Roderigo to achieve absolute revenge  and destruction of Othello.  
      2. Iago is manipulating the closest people to him in order to carry out his sinister and malicious plans to destroy a person who once was close to him.  This is a true  evil act of betrayal.  
    4. Iago has a cold heart that is eaten alive by vengeance.

Summary Response Bully Redo-Dailey/Harguth


  1. “Bully”  by Lee Hirsch evokes ferocious feelings of melancholy, pity, hope, and love.
    1. This documentary shows how children are bullied through name-calling, physical and mental harassment, and fighting.
      1. Alex is called “Fish Face,” sat on, and strangled. He considers this to be part of his daily routine.  
      2. Kelby withstands insults by her peers and teachers.  But, she finds a way to overcome hurt feelings through the power and support of her friends.  
      3. Ja’Meya has been dealing with bias opinions of authority figures. The police don’t see things from her side of the story because she brought a gun to school. But, her reason for doing so was to defend herself against bullying.
      4. Tyler faced the not so physical bullying.  He constantly was mentally harassed by students.  This drove him to his breaking point, suicide.  Tyler hung himself in his closet, like he was one day told to do, when he was of the age seventeen.  While bullying drove Tyler to commit suicide,
      5. Devon believes that standing up for yourself makes a difference. Just like in Ja’Meya’s case, authority is oblivious to what is happening, as shown when a young boy named Ty commits suicide. His father explains that laws are passed for important people, not nobodies.
  2. Although bullying causes depression and self-pity, relying on friends and family reminds the victims of the existence of hope and love.
    1. “Bully” by Lee Hirsch correctly portrays the effect bullying has on an individual when they are standing at the crossroads of life and death because it can drive someone to take their own life.
      1. Hirsch shows that bullying can shove an individual into death’s waiting arms through the story of Tyler.  
        1. Tyler was a normal teen that lived an abnormal life.  
          1. His peers continuously ridiculed and picked on.  
            1. They called him names, knocked books out of his hands, stole his clothes during his showers, victimized, and teased.  
              1. His father claims, “I knew he was going to be victimized at some point in his life,” (Hirsch).  
                1. Tyler’s father had a preconceived notion that Tyler was going to be bullied when he was very young just because he wasn’t very athletic or sporty.
              2. Kids took advantage of Tyler by calling him fag, geek,and worthless.
              3. He was also told to hang himself and his head was shoved into a locker.
      2. However, even though bullying is a problem that can lead to death, Kelby claims that the power of friendship can overcome bullying.
        1. “I got my four-foot-ten girlfriend to protect me,” says Kelby (Hirsch). Kelby says she wouldn’t be there without her friends.
          1. They have helped her overcome struggles such as being hit by a car and not being welcome in some homes.
    2. Bullying destroys lives, but it can be overcome with the support friends and family.
    1. Many argue that bullying cannot be overcome and that kids will make their own decisions.
      1. One cannot deny that Tyler had been planning his suicide for a while. The note was very specific and he explained that he had been bullied for quite some time.
      2. However, bullying could be prevented if authority took action to stop bullying.
        1. Instead, a teacher says, “Kids will be kids, boys will be boys,” (Hirsch).
          1. Authority decides to ignore bullying instead of taking action like Ty’s father, who fought bullying by creating the Stand for the Silent organization.
    2. Bullying can push an individual to their breaking point, death, therefore, it has power over lives.