Othello Act 1 Notecards

“In following him, I follow but myself.” iago to roderigo. When iago follows othello he is going to serve his own interest
“I will wear my heart upon my sleeve.” iago to roderigo. Iago is going to show his emotion to othello
“I am not what I am.” iago to roderigo. he is going to act like a good soldier but he really is not going to be who he appears to be
“Not I. I must be found.My parts, my title, and my perfect soulShall manifest me rightly. Is it they?” othello to iago. othello is not worried. he is confident and he thinks he did nothing wrong and he thinks he is perfect
“O, thou foul thief, where hast thou stowed my daughter?Damned as thou art, thou hast enchanted her!” brabantio to othello. brabantio thinks that othello and desdemona arent really in love. he thinks othello enchanted her
“Yet, by your gracious patience,I will a round unvarnished tale deliverOf my whole course of lovewhat drugs, what charms,What conjuration, and what mighty magic I won his daughter.” othello to brabantio. Othello is saying he won his daughter over with his love not magic and that he deserves her
“Her father loved me, oft invited me,Still questioned me the story of my life….” othello to duke (speech). brabantio used to like othello and his stories
“She wished she had not heard it, yet she wishedThat heaven had made her such a man. She thanked me,And bade me, if I had a friend that loved her,I should but teach him how to tell my story,And that would woo her. Upon this hint I spake.She loved me for the dangers I had passed,And I loved her that she did pity them.This only is the witchcraft I have used.” othello to duke (speech). Desdemona wished that she could go on his adventures. She is either flirting or she wants someone else because she is afraid brabantio wont like him. she only likes him for what he did not himself
“Your son-in-law is far more fair than black.” duke to brabantio. he is saying that othello is much more fair than a normal black person because back then they were very racist.
“Look to her, Moor, if thou hast eyes to see. She has deceived her father, and may thee.” Brabantio to othello. brabantio is warning othello because he tricked her and brabantio was sad and bitter.
“I say, put money in thy purse. It cannot be that Desdemona should long continue her love to the Moorput money in thy pursenor he his to her. It was a violent commencement in her, and thou shalt see an answerable sequestrationput but money in thy purse. These Moors are changeable in their wills. Fill thy purse with money. The food that to him now is as luscious as locusts shall be to him shortly as bitter as coloquintida. She must change for youth. When she is sated with his body she will find the error of her choice. Therefore, put money in thy purse.” iago to roderigo. Othello thinks that desdemona and othello will break up so he wants roderigos help with revenge so he tells roderigo to save money so he can win desdmona over when they break up (indicated D doesnt like othello for himself). put money in thy purse so that i can spend it, literally go make money, so that desdemona will be attracted to you
iagos plan going to say othello slept with amelia (iagos wife) and that desdemona slept with cassio so cassio loses his job and then probably will get it. he is trying to get desdemona and othello to break up so roderigo can try to get desdemona.
“I do perceive here a divided duty. To you i am bound for life and education. my life and education both do learn me how to respect you. you are the lord of duty. i am hitherto your daughter. but heres my husband. and so much duty as my mother showed to you preferring you before her father, so much i challenge that i may profess due to the moor my lord.” desdemona to brabantio. Desdemona owes her father for giving her life but she wants to follow what her mother did and give more respect to her husband than Brabantio.