Critical Reading quiz othello

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Samuel Coleridge believes that the character of Iago appropriates the wold around him through a (...mm)
Samuel Coleridge believes that the character of Iago appropriates the wold around him through a (...mm)
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Russian Novelist Dostoevsky takes a different approach to Othello's "Jealousy":
"Othello was not jealous, he was trustful"
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Coleridge's view on Othello's jelousy:
"I do not think there is any jealousy, properly so called, in the character of Othello"
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Coleridge believed that Othello acted the way he did because --- (hint- Suggestions)
"Iago's suggestions are quite new to him"
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John Bayley - characters in Othello don't reach...(hint -U)
“No one in Othello comes to understand himself or anyone else. None of them realise their situation.”
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Thomas Rymer was known for not being fond of the play. He believed their was a lack of...
There is a lack of elevating moral message.
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Edward Berry rightly points out that Othello doesn't...
“Othello never defends his blackness; nor does he defend the religion or culture that lies behind him.”
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Janet Adelman argues Iago
Iago transfers his darkness and pain onto Othello.
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Janet Adelman also argues othello
Othello doesn’t come to think of his blackness as a ‘stain’ until he is contaminated by Iago’s poisonous words.
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Henry L Warnken argues
"He is a soldier and is therefore accustomed to hardship and cruelty"
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Henry L Warnken has an alternative idea about the interpretation of Othello being a puppet
" Iago may manipulate Othello, but Othello is no mere puppet... by the middle of the play, his thoughts and feelings echo Iago's"
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"Iago knew... from hints and insinuation to accusations of infidelity, Othello would no longer be himself, but a quite different person possessed by the eclipsing madness of jealousy"
D R Godfry
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D R Godfrey describes Iago as
" The very voice of Jealousy itself"
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F R Leavis believes the protagonist is at fault:
"The tragic protagonist is responsible for his own downfall: Iago's role is subordinate and merely ancillary
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Ruth Cowhig describes Othello as an Alien..
"An Alien in a white Society"
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Anita loomba comes to the conclusion that
" Women and blacks exist as 'the other'"
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A.C Bradley
Desdemona is helplessly passive
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Fintan O'toole
Othello is not very bright
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Frank Kerrmode
(Iago manages to ) reduce Othello's language
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Peter Holland
Iago teaches the audience persuades them to adopt his point of view
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Iago is the omnipresent narrator through the concentration of the temporal scene
Dieter Mehl
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Russian Novelist Dostoevsky takes a different approach to Othello's "Jealousy":

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"Othello was not jealous, he was trustful"

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Coleridge's view on Othello's jelousy:

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Coleridge believed that Othello acted the way he did because --- (hint- Suggestions)

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John Bayley - characters in Othello don't reach...(hint -U)

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