Othello, Act 3, Scene 3

Iago’s jealousy- is he double-bluffing Othello here? Remember he is jealous of Othello oft my jealousy shapes faults that are not
Imperative- Othello is getting frustrated I prithee speak to me
Iago talking about Cassio Men should be what they seem
Key jealousy quote by Iago O beware, my lord, of jealousy! It is the green-eyed monster, which doth mock the meat it feeds on
Othello is denying that he is jealous after Iago has given his first false proof ‘For she had eyes and chose me’ ‘Away at once with love or jealousy!’
Iago’s elaboration of his false proof against Cassio- sight motif Look to your wife, observe her well with Cassio/ Wear your eyes thus, not jealous nor secure
Iago’s second proof that Venetian women keep dirty secrets their best conscience is not to leav’t undone, but keep’t unknown
Othello denies he suspects Desdemona after Iago has presented his false proof I do not think but Desdemona’s honest
Othello and Desdemona’s relationship is unnatural one may smell in such a will most rank/ Foul disproportion, thoughts unnatural
Othello gives in and asks Iago’s wife to spy on Desdemona If more thou dost perceive, let me know more: Set on thy wife to observe
Key quote on marriage from Othello O curse of marriage/ That we can call these delicate creatures ours/ And not their appetites!
Othello’s inner turmoil about Desdemona’s supposed infidelity If she be false, O then heaven mocks itself
Othello’s speech becomes fragmented as he gets more jealous Ha! Ha! false to me?
Othello’s mental deterioration Farewell the tranquil mind, farewell content!
Derogatory term that Othello uses to describe Desdemona- language is changing. He also grabs hold of Iago *****
Critic Traub’s view Othello has subconsciously absorbed all the racism towards him and it has affected his self-esteem
Iago crudely describes sex between Cassio and Desdemona- bestial, primal, animalistic, explicit Were they as prime as goats, as hot as monkeys, as salt as wolves in pride
Othello has decided to take revenge on Desdemona- more violent language, reference to race Arise, black vengeance, from the hollow hell
Othello’s regard for Desdemona now; it has much changed since the beginning of play Damn her, lewd minx: O damn her, damn her!