What does preferment goes by letter and affection mean?

Iago is saying that the curse of military service is that preferment, or promotion, does not go by seniority or experience but by favoritism. Iago is jealous of Cassio because he, like Desdemona, is a member of the upper class.

What does Iago mean when he says that Michael Cassio’s military experience is mere prattle without practice?

“Mere prattle without practice is all his soldiership” (I.i.27-28). -Iago is suggesting Cassio has no experience in war.

What does mere prattle without practice is all his Soldiership mean?

Iago: “mere prattle without practice / Is all his soldiership” Casual sexism from Iago helps to establish Iago’s misogyny which he uses to infect Othello’s mind. Iago: “A fellow almost damned in a fair wife” Iago suggests that there is proof that he is better than Cassio.

Why there’s no remedy tis the curse of service?

Why, there’s no remedy. ‘Tis the curse of service. To love the Moor. And there’s nothing I can do about it.

Do you know where we may apprehend her and the Moor?

—Do you know where we can find her and the Moor? To get good guard and go along with me. I think I can find him. Get together a group of armed men and follow me.

Do well thrive by them and when they have lined their coats?

Others there are, Who, trimm’d in forms and visages of duty, Keep yet their hearts attending on themselves, And throwing but shows of service on their lords Do well thrive by them; and when they have lined their coats Do themselves homage. These fellows have some soul, And such a one do I profess myself.

What does bombast circumstance mean?

bombast. adj. puffed up; High-sounding language with little meaning. “Evades them with a bombast circumstance” Othello wants to have things his own way and avoid military issues and request. preferment.

Why does Roderigo hate Othello?

Roderigo hates Othello because in his eyes, Othello stole his bride.

What becomes of my despised time is naught but bitterness?

He says, “It is too true an evil: gone she is; / And what’s to come of my despised time / Is nought but bitterness” (1.1. 160-162). He asks where Roderigo saw Desdemona and how he knew it was her, but doesn’t give him a chance to answer.

Where I the Moor I would not be Iago context?

Iago then says “Were I the Moor I would not be Iago.” This shows that if their roles were reversed and Iago was general, he wouldn’t have desire to be the in lowest class of servants like he actually is. This line shows Iago’s jealousy towards Othello’s position in society.

Who is Roderigo jealous of Othello?

Sir Roderigo is jealous of Othello for being married to Desdemona. Roderigo wants to be with Desdemona so badly that he basically goes stupid. He starts paying Iago thinking that Iago is giving the money to Desdemona and that it’s going to make her fall in love with him.

Why is Iago jealous of Othello?

Iago felt that Othello was not suitable to be in charge and wanted it for himself. Iago was so jealous that he didn’t care who died as long as he got what he wanted. He wanted Othello to suffer so bad, he murdered his own wife after she told everybody that Iago was behind everything.