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Othello Critics

1) Henry L Warnken

"He is a soldier and is therefore accustomed to hardship and cruelty."

"Iago may manipulate Othello, but Othello is no mere puppet...by the middle of the play, his
thoughts and feelings echo Iago's".

2) D R Godfrey

"Iago knew...from hints and insinuation to accusations…

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"Motiveless malignity"

7) S N Garner
"Desdemona's liveliness, assertiveness, and sensuality are corroborated in her marrying
Othello. The crucial fact of her marriage is not that she elopes but that she, a white woman,
weds a black man."

"Her willingness to risk the censure of her father and society is…

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