Loomba theory Othello

"Othello is both a fantasy of interracial love and social tolerance...."
"And a nightmare of racial hatred and male violence."
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"Ideologies, the play tells us"
"only work because they are not entirely external to us."
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"Othello is a victim of racial beliefs..."
"Precisely because he becomes an agent of misogynist ones."
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"Othello yokes together and reshapes..."
"available images of 'blackamoors' and Moors, giving us a black Moor with both a slave past and noble lineage."
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"Venice became an ideal"
"That was evoked by English writers subtly to critique domestic affairs."
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"Venetian civility has been built by letting in"
"the very foreigners who now threaten to undermine it at a different level."
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"If some English writers extolled the virtues of Venice"
"Others found Italy a dangerous model for the English"
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Card 2

Front

"Ideologies, the play tells us"

Back

"only work because they are not entirely external to us."

Card 3

Front

"Othello is a victim of racial beliefs..."

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

"Othello yokes together and reshapes..."

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

"Venice became an ideal"

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
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