Othello 1st essay plan

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    • How does S present aspects of love in this passage?
      • Romantic
        • 'I crave fit disposition for my wife'
          • Want to protect when away (intentions)
            • Gives this up instantly when she proposes to join him
              • Doesn't consider her safety
                • Defends & supports (actions)
                  • esp. unique in time period
                  • Acting in own interests
                  • Lovers should be equal
        • 'my scorn of fortunes'
          • Make sacrifices
            • e.g. social standing (interracial)
              • Shouldn't matter
                • A huge sacrifice at the time & a show of true love
              • Nothing but the personality matters in love
                • 'What's in a name?'
                • France marries C because of honesty despite loss of drowry
                  • v rare at the time
              • love>social standing
                • Rather elope with R than stay and marry P
            • Familial
              • 'I'll not have it so'
                • Rejection of daughter
                  • due to eloping; normal in context
                    • Patriachal society
                      • 'go with Paris to St Peter's Church, Or I will drag thee'
                      • L deciding who gets what land
                        • He is the king, who else would chose?
                        • Giving the power to his daughters
                      • 'Where most you owe obedience?'
                  • Familial love is bound by social convention
                    • 'disobedient wretch'
                  • L banishing C
                    • Doesn't show this
                      • Familial love is bound by social convention
                        • 'disobedient wretch'
                      • dramatic irony: audience know it's due to sincerity, L thinks itss due to a lack of love/trying
              • 'To put my father in impatient thoughts'
                • Daughter a burden
                  • 'I am glad at soul I have no other child'
                  • 'you baggage'
              • C risks and loses her life for L
                • Make sacrifices
                  • e.g. social standing (interracial)
                    • Shouldn't matter
                      • A huge sacrifice at the time & a show of true love
                    • Nothing but the personality matters in love
                      • 'What's in a name?'
                      • France marries C because of honesty despite loss of drowry
                        • v rare at the time
                    • love>social standing
                      • Rather elope with R than stay and marry P
                  • Familial
                    • 'I'll not have it so'
                      • Rejection of daughter
                        • due to eloping; normal in context
                          • Patriachal society
                            • 'go with Paris to St Peter's Church, Or I will drag thee'
                            • L deciding who gets what land
                              • He is the king, who else would chose?
                              • Giving the power to his daughters
                            • 'Where most you owe obedience?'
                        • L banishing C
                          • Doesn't show this
                            • dramatic irony: audience know it's due to sincerity, L thinks itss due to a lack of love/trying
                    • 'To put my father in impatient thoughts'
                      • Daughter a burden
                        • 'I am glad at soul I have no other child'
                        • 'you baggage'
                    • C risks and loses her life for L
          • 'Let her have your voice'
            • Defends & supports (actions)
              • esp. unique in time period
              • Acting in own interests
              • Lovers should be equal
      • Desdemona is presented as 'a typically naive young woman whose love is little more than hero-worship'
        • Elsewhere in book
          • 'She loved me for the dangers I had passed'
            • Her love is based in admiration
              • This is how they began their relationship but not the only reason she loves him
                • R & J began relationship through attraction (looks) but loved each other because of fate
                  • 'What lady's that'
                    • 'Did my heart love till now?'
                  • Initial reasons for attractions don't define the whole relationship
                    • This is how they began their relationship but not the only reason she loves him
                      • R & J began relationship through attraction (looks) but loved each other because of fate
                        • 'What lady's that'
                          • 'Did my heart love till now?'
                        • Initial reasons for attractions don't define the whole relationship
                          • The development of relationships is what defines them
                    • The development of relationships is what defines them
        • This passage
          • 'My soul and fortunes [whole being & future] consecrate'
            • consecrate: dedicated to a religious purpose
              • 'to his honours'
                • Sees him as holy (above her)
                  • Hero worship
                    • When in love we see our lovers as perfect
                      • Simply presents their love
                        • Romantic
                          • 'I crave fit disposition for my wife'
                            • Want to protect when away (intentions)
                              • Gives this up instantly when she proposes to join him
                                • Doesn't consider her safety
                            • 'my scorn of fortunes'
                              • 'Let her have your voice'
                            • 'dear saint'
                        • Patriarchal society
                      • Giving all of herself to him
                        • naive
                          • But expected at the time
                • 'comply with heat...satisfaction'
                  • O expects sexual gratification
                    • Could suggest impure/superficial motivation/love
                      • Therefore her naivity
                    • Is this unreasonable?
                      • Didn't say it in a domineering way
                        • Also followed it with 'free and bounteous to her mind'
                      • In the context of consummated marriage
                        • Juliet treated her consummation as normal/not a big deal
                          • 'a highway to my bed'
                            • It is not unreasonable for married couples to have/expect sex

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