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Iago's nightcap

OTHELL-LESGJU

In Act 2, Iago evinces deep paranoia (and a potential motive) when he says

For I fear Cassio with my nightcap too (II, I, 309).

Metaphorically, what does this mean?

A

Iago is paranoid that he will never advance in the military because Othello promoted Cassio.

B

Iago believes Cassio has been engaging in sexual intercourse with Emilia, Iago's wife.

C

Iago believes he will be discovered for getting Cassio drunk.

D

Iago believes Cassio and Othello are plotting to kill him.

E

Iago believes that Othello will send him to Mantua to prevent him from ruining Cassio's reputation.