“I am not what I am” Iago A1S1Exodus – “I am that I am”
“Now, very now, an old black ram is tupping your white ewe” Iago A1S1Urgency Playing on Brabantio’s fears – suspicion of ‘others’
“thieves! thieves! look to your house, your daughter and your bags!” A1S1Iago Women seen as objects
“oh heaven, how she got out?” A1S1Brabantio Renaissance fatherLord CapuletVaughan – family was a microcosm for state
“let him do his spite” Othello A122blank verse – dignifiedCalm, hadn’t yet let storm / iago get to him
“My services which I have done the signiory shall out tongue his complaints” Othello A1S2Confident in himself
“I love the gentle Desdemona” Othello A1S2
“She is abused. Stol’n from me” Brabantio A1S3
“I won his daughter” Othello A1S3
“her father loved me” Othello A1S3
“I am hither to your daughter but he’s my husband and so much duty as my mother showed to you” Desdemona A1S3
“your son in law is more fair than black” Duke A1S3
“nor I” Desdemona A1S3Reminded of Katherina from ‘The Taming of the Shrew’
“Look to her moor. If thou hast eyes to see. She has deceived her father and may thee” Brabantio Seed of doubt A1S3
“My life upon her faith” Othello A1S3
“My sport and profit” Iago A1S3Coleridge ‘motiveless malignity’
“he’s done my office. I know not if it be true” Iago A1S3Motiveless malignity Machiavellian villain
“will be as tenderly led by the nose as asses are” Iago A1S3
“Monstrous birth to worlds light” Iago A1S3 – before storm
Storm significance gets rid of threat of war – where Othello is comfortable Deux ex machina – isolates characters
“the desperate tempest” Iago personified A2S1
“for they were parted with foul and violent tempest” A2S1 Foreshadowing
Cyprus Associated with loveAssociated with danger / isolation due to war between Christians and Muslims over Mediterranean sea
“I have lost him on a dangerous sea” ‘Valiant’ Othello lost A2S1
“what tidings can you tell me of my lord?” McGuire “natural instinct must surely be to go herself to the harbour” A2S1
“I am not merry, but I do beguile” Desdemona A2S1
Amen to that sweet powers Othello A2S1
I must tell thee this. Desdemona is directly in love with him AS21Mcguire “Iago shapes a persons vision of reality”
“wife for wife” eye to an eyeIago A2S1
“I’ll have our Michael Cassio on the hip” Iago A2S1
“Iago is most honest” A2S3
“He hath not yet made wanton the night with her” Iago A2S3″beast with two backs” a lie
“What an eye she has” Iago A2S3
I’ll do it but it dislikes me CassioS2S3
I had rather have this tongue cut from my mouth than it should do offence to Michael Cassio Iago A2S3
When Devils will he blackest sins put on they do suggest at first with heavenly shows A2S3
Shall rather die than give thy cause away Desdemona A3S3
When I love thee not chaos is come Othello A3S3
I know thou’st full of love and honesty Othello A3S3
Look to your wife Iago A3S3 Links to Brabantio
I would not have your free and noble nature abused Ironic A3S3
In Venice they do let got see their pranks they dare not show their husbands Ania Loomba – Venice was repeatedly seen as a city full of whores
(aside) why did I marry? A3S3
Haply, for I am black A3S3
She is gone, I am abused Ironic not abused by D but IA3S3
Forked plague Cuckolded man
Kahn it shows a husband becoming convinced of the veracity of fears he already harbored about women”
This was her first remembrance from the moor Emilia A3S3
The moor already changes with my poison Iago A3S3
Farewell! Othello’s occupation is gone Cares only about that
her name, was fresh as Dian’s visage, is now begrimed and black as my own face Othello A3S3Good name importantin 1600 90% defamation cases about womans sexual reputation
I had rather lost my purse full of crusadoes A3S4
It is not lost Lend me thy handkerchief A3S3 Sam Mendes “desdemona is an active participant in the drama rather than an insipid feeble girl”French “clinch the case against her”Newman “posession of a lady’s handkerchief was considered proof of adultery”
“a sweet woman””let her rot and perish” one line apart aristotle fatal flaw philips believes othello’s fatal flaw is ‘to question his own judgement’
‘i will chop her into masses’ othello – becoming his stereotype
get me some poison iago ironic
the justice of it pleases is he justified?
this is a subtle wh0re madonna and wh0re – one or other
it is my wretched fortune misogyny bad luck
lay down my soul at stake emilia stands up for her
we must not displease him changes
willows represent lossophelia falls out willow tree
o inhumane dog ironic
i am no strumpet bianca
yes she must die, else she’ll betray more men justification
i would not kill thy unprepared spirit othello caring?
i am bound to speak tis proper to obey him but not now emilia
bed tragedy in jacobean dramatis pity she’s a wh0re
when i have plucked thy rose i cannot give it vital growth othello