finish this: Elizabethans believed that marriages should be ________________ due to ________ arranged, wealth
Elizabethans believed that woman had a ___________ status than men lower
Elizabethans believed that social position was ______________ a natural consequence of birth
Elizabethans believed that there was a proper order to all things aka the ______________ “great chain of being”
How many plays did Shakespeare write 37
What 3 genres did shakespeare write histories, tragedies, comedies
Explain 2 motifs handkerchief: is a symbol of love and sexual intimacy between Desdimona and OthelloAnimals: Used to describe othello by Iago very often to make him seem bestial
Define Tragic hero (according to Aristotle) a man who rose or was in high position but fell usually to death and destruction
Another word for tragic flaw hamartia, hubris
hamartia (definition) the major flaw of a tragic hero
By the renaissance, what character was usually blamed for the downfall of the hero the hero himself
Where is the moor from venice from morocco
What did the moor from venice conquer spain
What happened to moors in 1502 they were forced to leave spain or convert to christianity
T/F in 1502 almost all moors stayed in spain false, they did not want to convert
T/F muslims were not tolerated very much by Europeans during Elizabethan time true
Who is othello a descendent of north african/ spanish muslims
How is it supposed that Othello ends up in Venice his other family was exiled
Who is the tragic hero of the play othello
“I follow him to serve my turn upon him./ We cannot all be masters, nor all masters/ cannot be truly followed Iago to Roderigo He’s trying to say that he is just taking advantage of Othello and pretending to be his friend. He presents the theme that not all elected men are good ones.
“Zounds, sir, you’re robbed. For shame put on your gown! Your heart is burst, you have lost half your soul” Iago to BrabantioIago is calling Brabantio stubborn and blind to the facts. Iago is trying to convince Brabantio to trust him. This shows Iago’s coniving character
“Keep up your bright swords, for the dew will rust them. Good signior, you shall more command with years/ than with your weapons” Othello to BrabantioThis is othello trying to win over Brabantio by complimenting him
“Her father loved me, oft invited me, still questioned me the story of my life/ From year to year — the battles, the seiges, fortunes/ That I have passed” Othello to DukeThis shows that othello was honest to Brabantio about who he was, he was not afraid of the truth. This shows Brabantio giving him some hope
“My noble father, i do perceive here divided duty” Desdemona to BrabantioThis shows Desdemona’s side of the story and makes her seem realistic. Meaning, she is humanly confused regarding her feelings towards choices
“Let me see now: to get his place and to plum up my will/ in double knavery- how? how? let’s see. After some time, to abuse Othello’s ear/ that he is too familiar with his wife” Iago to himself Evil is obvious in this quote. Iago is plotting to steal status to benefit himself (greed) He plans to use the stolen power to convince Othello that his wife is cheating on him with Cassius, therefore ruining his marriage

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