Othello Themes

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  • Jealousy
    • 'A passion most unsuiting such a man'     IV.1.78
    • "Trifles light as air / Are to the jealous confirmations strong / As proofs of holy writ. (Act III, Scene 4).
    • Emilia:"But jealous souls will not be answered so; / They are not ever jealous for the cause, / But jealous for they are jealous: 'tis a monster / Begot upon itself, born on itself.
      • compares jealousy to a monster, claiming that jealousy is spawned by itself. According to Emilia, events do not cause jealousy; jealousy causes events and further jealousy.
    • "O, beware, my lord of jealousy; / It is the green-ey'd monster which doth mock / The meat it feeds on." (Act III, Scene 3)
    • Othello
      • tragic hero
        • noble hero / loving husband
          • His reputation is essential to him
          • "valient Othello"  1.3
        • DOWNFALL
          • jealousy overwhelms him
        • overcomes racial predjudice to become military hero
        • naive,proud
    • IAGO
      • "inhuman dog" V.1


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