Othello Critics

EMILIA

"PREY TO THE DOMINANT IDEOLOGY OF WIFELY VIRTUE"- CAROLE THOMAS NEELEY

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EMILIA

"SHE UNDERSCORES DESDEMONA'S LACK OF KNOWLEDGE IN THE WORLD" - MATT SMITH

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EMILIA

"HER HANDING OVER OF THE NAPKIN WAS STUPIDITY AND NOTHING WORSE"- AC BRADLEY 

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EMILIA

"SHE SHARES IAGO'S RESENTMENT OF CLASS... SHE WANTS TO WATCH HER BETTERS SUFFER" - BERRY

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EMILIA

"SHE DIES IN SERVICE OF THE TRUTH" - MATT SMITH

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OTHELLO

WILSON KNIGHT CALLED THE WAY OTHELLO SPEAKS "THE OTHELLO MUSIC" 

HE SAID OTHELLO SPEAKS BEAUTIFULLY BUT DOUBTS HIMSELF

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IAGO

"MOTIVELESS MALIGNITY" - SL COLERIDGE

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IAGO

"A BEING NEXT TO A DEVIL" - SL COLERIDGE

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OTHELLO

"NOBLE AND HAS A GREAT DEPTH OF PASSION" - HAZLITT

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DESDEMONA

"WHEN SHE ARRIVES IN ACT 1 SHE IS THE EMBODIMENT OF POWER" 

"HER DEATH IS THE SILENCING OF A REBELLIOUS FEMALE VOICE" 

BELIEVES VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN WAS USED AS A VISUAL WAY TO CRITIQUE THE PATRIARCHY

- LEONARD TENNENHOUSE

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DESDEMONA

"DESDEMONA IS PUNISHED FOR BEING TOO KNOWING" - LISA JARDINE

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OTHELLO

"HIS DOWNFALL IS BECAUSE OF HIS OWN WEAKNESS" - FR LEVIS

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IAGO

" A THOROUGHLY BAD, COLD MAN WHO IS SUPREMELY WICKED" - AC BRADLEY

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OTHELLO

"OTHELLO'S FINAL SPEECH IS A TERRIBLE EXPOSURE OF HUMAN WEAKNESS" - TS ELIOT

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THE PLAY ITSELF

"NOT A PROPER TRAGEDY DUE TO LACK OF POETIC JUSTICE"- RYMER

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THE PLAY ITSELF

IMPRESSED BY THE "FIERY OPENNESS OF OTHELLO THE COOL MALIGNITY OF IAGO AND THE SOFT SIMPLICITY OF DESDEMONA" - JOHNSON

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EMILIA

"EITHER SHAKESPEARE WANTS US TO CONSIDER EMILIA INCREDIBLY DIMWITTED OR HE MADE HER TOO AFRAID OF IAGO TO CHALLENGE HIM UNTIL ITS TOO LATE" - HONIGMANN

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DESDEMONA

"IT IS POSSIBLE TO SEE HER AS THE STRONGEST, MOST HEROIC PERSON IN THE PLAY" - HONIGMANN 

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OTHELLO

"AT THE END HE HAS CEASED TO THINK ABOUT DESDEMONA AND IS THINKING ABOUT HIMSELF" - TS ELIOT 

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EMILIA AND DESDEMONA

PENNY GRAY- FEMINIST CRITIC

SEES EMILIA'S SPEECH ABOUT DOUBLE STANDARDS AS A LAST ATTEMPT TO "SAVE DESDEMONA FROM HER SELF-DESTRUCTIVE FEMININE PASSIVITY" 

SEES THE WILLOW SONG AS EVIDENCE FOR DESDEMONA FITTING INTO THAT STEREOTYPICAL "INNOCENT GIRL DYING FOR THE LOVE OF A FALSE-HEARTED MAN" 

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These are amazing! Covers a wide range of characters and really interesting, thank you so much!!!!

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