...Othello Questions part one A. Othello: Act I, iii, 86-104 and I, iii, 142-184. In the first passage Othello shows himself as a man of action and asoldier, and he is very proud of this fact because he mentions how his arms are usually occupied in battles. He is less confident about his powers of eloquence and seems surprised that he somehow managed to conquer the heart of Desdemona. He puts this down to magic, as if their love is caused by some sort of drug, which shows his modesty and his gratitude at this surprising turn of events. In the second passage he appears as a somewhat boastful person, telling tales of his exotic past, but he is...