Shakespeare’s Othello Act 3

Think, my lord! By heaven, he echoes me as if there were some monster in thy thought too hideous to be shown Othello says this to Iago when Iago tries to plow seed of Doubt into Othello’s mind about Desdemona, his manipulative nature is demonstrated when Othello begins to echoes Iago’s speech
he that filches from me my good name/ Robs me of that which not enriches him/ And makes me poor indeed. Iago says this to Othello, this quote contrasts to what had been said to Cassio in act 2 about reputation
O beware, my lord, of jealousy: It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock The meat it feeds on. Iago advises Othello to be careful about jealousy
For she had eyes, and chose me. No, Iago; I’ll see before I doubt Othello is confident that Desdemona is innocent he asks Iago to prove before he believes him
I am bound to thee forever. Othello says this to Iago, it is reminiscent of what Iago said in his soliloquy of Othello’s ‘own obsequious bondage’ and ‘knee crooking knave’. It is also reminiscent of what Cassio said to Desdemona in the beginning. Othello says that he is bonded to Iago forever
Foh! one may smell, in such, a will most rank, foul disproportion, thoughts unnatural Iago continues to press Othello when he says this he talks about fouls smells and unnatural thoughts
Why did I marry? This honest creature doubtlessSees and knows more, much more, than he unfolds. Othello’s insecurities are shown when he questions his marriage as Iago chooses not to say what is on his mind
If I do prove her haggard, though that her jesses were my dear heart – strings I’d whistle her off and let her down the wind to prey at fortune Othello highlights ‘hawk’ imagery, he uses the pun ‘prey’ to highlight Desdemona as a predator
Haply for I am balck and have not these soft parts of conversation that chamberers have Othello begins to show his insecurities obviously when he talks about not having the same charm as Venetians
O curse of marriage that we can call these delicate creatures ours and not their appetites Othello talks about how his marriage is cursed and that having a wife doesn’t mean you can control their desires
My wayward husband hath a hundred times wooed me to steal it Emilia says this on stage on her own that her husband had asked her to steal the handkerchief hundreds of times
I nothing but to please his fantasy Emilia states that her job is please Iago by giving him the handkerchief
Farewell the tranquil mind! Farewell content!… farewell! Othello’s occupation is gone Othello talks about himself in third person and signifies his character change as he says farewell to the old Othello
I think my wife be honest and think she is not; I think that thou art just and think thou art not Othello says this as he is overcome with passion he no longer know who to believe- he says he thinks his wife is honest but he also thinks Iago is honest
Death and damnation! O! Othello highlights his passion when he talks about death and damnation foreshadowing the end of the play
I’ll tear her all to pieces! Othello demonstrates his anger when he says that he will destroy Desdemona using imagery of delicate paper teared and destroyed to pieces
Arise, black vengeance, from thy hollow cell! Othello says this and conforms to the Jacobean stereotype of the ‘lascivious moor’ , devilish imagery
O, blood, blood, blood Othello repeats blood, highlights his change and foreshadows the bloody end at his hands
Damn her, lewd minx! O, damn her, damn her! Othello calls Desdemona a wicked wh*re
Fair devil Othello uses this epithet to describe Desdemona describing her as a devil
This hand is most moist, my Lady…hot, hot, and moist. Othello’s suspicions increase when he talks about Desdemona’s sweaty hands
They are all but stomachs, and we all but food, they eat us hungrily and when they are full they belch us Emilia tells Desdemona her philosophy on men, she talks about the male appetite for women
my lord is not my lord Desdemona says this when she can no longer recognise Othello’s character
I was unhandsome warrior as I am Desdemona talks about being and unskilled ‘fair’ warrior she highlights she never knew what she was getting into
‘Tis a monster begot upon itself, born on itself Emilia talks about jealousy as a monster that men already have, mirrors what Iago had said about Jealousy to Othello
Fair Bianca Cassio uses this epithet to describe Bianca, it is reminiscent of what Othello called Desdemona at the beginning of the play the character foils Desdemona and conforms to the stereotype of Venetian women
Othello for she had eyes and chose me
Iago O beware my Lord of jealousy it is the green eyed monster that doth mocks the meat it feeds on