Othello Revision

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  • Othello
    • Othello and Desdemona
      • Strong and Un-conventional
        • "err against all rules of nature"
        • "send for the lady...let her speak" // "to be free and bounteous to her mind"
      • Weak, Courtly and Idolatry
        • "she loved me for the dangers I had passed, and I loved her that she did pity them"
        • "A fine woman, a fair woman, a sweet woman"
        • "whiter skin of hers than snow, and as smooth as monumental alabaster"
          • Argument of love still being present? suggests a stronger love therefore
    • Othello
      • Insecurities Feeding Suspicion and Jealousy
        • "Haply, for I am black" // "begrimed and black as mine own face"
        • "I have done the state some service... speak of me as I am"
      • Submission to Jealousy, Its Maddening Effects
        • "O curse of marriage"
          • "Farewell the tranquil mind... Othello's occupation gone!"
        • [like an untamed hawk he'd] "whistle her off, and let her down the wind"
          • "Damn her...the fair devil" // "Arise black vengeance"
        • "foams at the mouth... breaks out to savage madness"
    • Iago
      • Catalyst, an Embodiment of Jealousy
        • "I'll pour this pestilence into his ear"
        • "make the net that shall enmesh them all"
    • Control of wives within marriage (O+I)
      • "players in your housewifery, and housewives in your beds"
      • "That we can call these delicate creatures ours, And not their appetites"
      • "sated with his body" // "give satiety a fresh appetite"
    • Women
      • Desdemona
        • Initial Boldness and Strength in Self
          • "My downright violence and storm of fortunes"
          • "hath made a gross revolt"
        • Downfall
          • Unwavering Trust and Loyalty, inability to act against Othello
            • "may defeat my life, but never taint my love"
            • "I myself. Commend me to my kind lord"
          • Instinctive submission to Societal Position as Wife
            • "upon my knees, what doth your speech import"
            • "Your wife, my lord; your true and loyal wife"
            • "wretched fortune"
      • Emilia
        • Knowledge of and Attitudes Towards Men
          • "[jealousy] is a monster begot upon itself, born on itself"
          • "they are all but stomachs, and we all but food"
        • Power of Defiance
          • "I will not charm my tongue, I am bound to speak"
          • "'tis proper I obey him"
          • "Villainy, villainy, villainy"


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