Othello: Act 2, Scene 1 – Summary & Analysis

In Cyprus, the Cypriot governor Montano and two gentleman discuss whether the Turkish fleet could have surived a recent storm, and are informed by a third gentleman that the fleet was in fact destroyed. This raises fears of Othello’s fleet surviving, however a ship carrying Iago, Cassio, Emilia, Desdemona and… Continue Reading →

Othello: Act 1, Scene 1 – Summary & Analysis

The play opens at night, with Roderigo and Iago arguing in a Venetian street; Roderigo has been paying Iago regularly to help him begin a relationship with Desdemona, but he has learnt that she has recently married Othello, Iago’s commander. Iago however reveals that he hates Othello, as his commander… Continue Reading →

Prescribed Poetry: Things To Remember

Finally, keep these basic things in mind when answering your prescribed poetry question: Six poems  The markers are told to look for evidence that you have studied six poems in your answer. There are two ways to do this: Use examples from six poems If you do not want to… Continue Reading →

Prescribed Poetry: Concluding Your Answer

Coherence of delivery: The marker looks for you to consistently answer the question without disruption or interruption, hence you have to ensure that your answer does not divert from addressing the statement despite focusing on different poems and poetic elements. All of your paragraphs will back up your statement, and … Continue Reading →