[You shall mark many a duteous and knee crooking knave that doting on his own obsequious bondage wears out his time much like his masters ass for nought but provender and when hes old cashierd whip me such honest knaves.] Iago[Contrast to Iago]
I am not what I am IagoParadox= a statement that appears to contradict itself but is in fact true
Call up her fatherThough he in a fertile climate dwell Plague him with flies IagoLets awaken Brab and tell him his daughter Desd has eloped with Othello
an old black ram is tupping your white ewe IagoBlack man with your white daughter
I have charged thee not to haunt about my doors My daughter is not for thee BrabRod obsessed with Desd
you’ll have your daughter covered with a barbary horse IagoSlur to provoke Brab
you daughter and the moor are now making the beast with two backs. IagoQ: Is Iago a racist?A= Mr W says not at all
This accident is not unlike my dream Braban apparent dichotomy between conscious and unconscious (because he was shocked by the actual news) see pg 92t
That you shall surely find him lead to the sagitarry IagoRod, bring Brab to the Inn where Oth and Desd are
How got she out? Brabfunny= she a pet? (Desd is about 30 years old!)
O would you had had her! BrabBrab deeply respects Oth and despises Rod (but nothing overcomes his belief that Oth is sub human) “Some of my best friends are black guys”
On good Roderigo BrabHas changed mind about Rod
That with the little godliness I have Iagopg 18b (joking about his atheism)
magnifico IagoBrabontio
And hath in his effect a voice potential as double as the dukes Iagoperhaps Brab more powerful than the Duke who is in charge (suspense about coming conflict)
Let him do his spite my services which I have done the signiory shall out tongue his complaints Othunworried ultra self confident about how good of a general he is- nothing gets to Othello
But that I love the gentle Desdamona Othnot just seducing her
you have been hotly calld for Cassuspense because Oth most needed for war at the moment he has committed the greatest “crime”
Keep up your bright swords for the dew will rust them good signior you shall more command with years than with your weapons Othhe pokes fun at their age
Damn’d as thou art thou hast enchanted her BrabMajor insult becuase he knows Oth has converted to Christianity
So opposite to marriage that she shunn’d the wealthy curled darlings of our nation Brab Desd turned down the best UU boys in Venice= she didnt want a husband
How! the duke in council! In this time of the night! Bring him away! BrabBrab knows his UU friend the Duke will empathize so lets all go to him
yet do they confirm a Turkish fleet and bearing up to Cyprus Sec. SenatorTurks/Ottomites heading for Cyprus to take it from us
my particular grief is of so flood gate and o’erbearing nature that is engluts and swallows other sorrows and it is still itself Brabpersonifying grief
my daughter o my daughter deaday to me Brabso upset they think she is dead! (also, has already rejected her and doesnt even know if she and Oth are together- pretty racist
the bloody book of lawthough our proper son Dukedramatic irony= increases the tension here because the Duke promises revenge upon the perpetrator
Moor North African= othello
nothing but this is so BrabWhy are you asking the black guy?
to fall in love with what she feard to look on! BrabQ: How did Oth and Desd even meet (worlds apart socially)
Without more certain and more overt test than these thin habits Dukeonce evidence reasonable objection
Not only take away but let your sentence even fall upon my life Othstakes his life on what he thinks Desd will say
Ancient Iago= favorite errand boy
her father lover me oft invited me OthBrab loved Othellos war stories respect his incredible skill and invited him over
This to hear would desd seriously incline but still the house affairs would draw her thence Othshe runs household because her mom is dead
she wished she had not heard and yet she wished heaven had made her such a man Othto Desd wants to live an adventurous life
if i had a friend that loved her I should but teach him how to tell my story and that would woo her Othshes flirting with him
I think this tale would win my daughter too DukeDuke uses empathy becuase knows brab is ashamed- shows the duke as smart, bottom line thinker
if she confess that she was half the wooer destruction on my head if my bad blame light on the man BrabIf Desd did half, then I’ll drop the criminal prosecution
and so much duty as my mother show’s to you preferring you before her father DesSuggestion here that perhaps Brab himself eloped with Des’s mom
God be with you! I have done Please it your grace on to the state affairs BrabShakespear provides here an excellent example of a mans suposid ability to compartmentalize his life (keeps private life from public)
The robb’d that smiles steals something from the thief he robs himself that spends a bootless grief DukeMake the best of it and Oth will feel bad for going behind your back
I crave fit disposition for my wife OthI need UU accomodations for my wife
As levels with her breedingBe’t at her fathers Dukeproves Duke not racist because ignorant of gravity of situation for Brab
I’ll not have it so BrabI have no daughter
May trumpet to the world my hearts subdued Even to the very quality of my lord I saw Othellos visage in his mind Desvery deep emotional connection that transcends romantic love”I am Heathcliff”Wuthering Heights (1847)
look to her moor if thou hast eyes to see. She deceived her father, and may thee BrabAmbiguous= deceived= cheat
My life upon her faith! OthI bet my life she’ll be true
t’is in ourselves that we are thus or thus Our bodies are gardens to the which our wills are gardeners IagoMind over matter- no outside spiritual influence exist (see pg 6b)
we have reason to cool our raging motions our carnal stings, our unbitted lusts Iagovs Dr. Carl Jung: “What remains subconscious becomes destiny”
follow thou thy wars. Defeat thy favour with an usurped beard Iagodisguise self as soldier and come with us
supersubtle Venetian IagoRHST= Rod, because your are UU- old family moneyand social connections- you have empathy with Des that the non-aristocrat cant match
if thou canst cuckold him, thou dost thyself a pleasure, me a sport Iagofun for you and revenge on Othello for me
I am changed I’ll go sell all my land RodTo convert jewels because Iago is supposed to be matchmaker for Rod and Des with expensive gifts from a secret admirer(Rod see pg 1t)
it is thought abroad that twixt my sheets he has done my office I know not if ‘t be true but I for mere suspicion in that kind will do as if for surety. Iagoa rumor that Oth has slept with Emilia and Iago will use this as fuel
Boats #1= Cas #2= Des, Iago, Rod, Emilia #3= Othello and Attendants Picture of boats going to Cyprus
Montano Gov of Cyprus
News lads our wars are done The desperate tempest hath so bang’d the Turks Third GentWar is over- the Turks are lost at sea
pictures out of doorsdevils being offendedplayers in your housewifery and housewives in your beds IagoBad opinion of womanQ: Is Iago leaking here or is this part of his master plan?A= Mr. W thinks so (cant help himself)
How if she black and witty Desself referential she knows and accepts her choice
solilque character alone on stage thinking aloud
aside character speaks under his breath so other character cant hear- audience does
Do not learn of him Emilia though he be thy husband DesHe is a bad influence on you (Des still in a good mood)
would they be clister pipes Iagoa bawdy joke about enima tubes (Iago is irritated that Cas kisses Emilia on the lips)
Desdemona is directly in love with him Iago(Cassio)
loveliness in favour sympathy in years manners and beauties all which the Moor is defective in IagoCassio and Des are supersubtle Venetians (see page IV)
the knave is handsome young and hath all those requisites in him that folly and green minds look after IagoCassio is good looking and women want him
the impediment most profitably removed, without the which there were no expectation of our prosperity IagoTells Rod to pick a fight with Cassio to get Cassio fired and bring Rod next in line to enjoy Des
the moor howbeit that I endure him not is of a constant loving and noble nature and I dare think he’ll prove to Des a most dear husband Iagounlike Brab Iago sees how great Oth and Des are together- amazing!2 half circles going together
till I am even’d with him, wife for wife, Iagomaybe I’ll sleep with Des as revenge and for fun
for I fear Cassio with my night cap too suspects Cassio slept with Emilia
for besides these beneficial news it is the celebration of his nuptial Heraldfeast tonight will celebrate Oth’s marriage and Turks defeat
Lets teach ourselves that honourable stop not to outsport discretion OthDont get drunk and act stupid
indeed shes a most fresh and delicate creaturewhat an eye she has methinks it sounds a parlet to provocationan inviting eye and yet methinks right modest Iago (2)and Cas (1,3)Iago tries to get Cas to provoke Des- but fails
I have drunk but one cup tonight and that was craftily qualified too and behold what innovation it make here Caslightweight
As my young mistresses dog IagoIago hints that he may have a UU women who’s receiving the confiscated jewels?
Is your Englishmen so expert in his drinkingWhy, he drinks you with facility your Dane dead drunk Iago then Casgroundlings love it (Shakespeare is English)
go out and cry a mutiny whos that that rings the bell IagoIago the hypocrite
I pray you pardon me I cannot speak Cas Regrets drunkeness- hes sober now
I had rather have this tongue cut from my mouth than it should do offence to Michael Cassio IagoRHST= making himself look good and loyal to Cassio (speech is rich in self serving irony)
I know Iago Thy honesty and love doth mince this matter But never more be officer of mine Othopposite!fires cassio
myself will be your surgeon Othmedicine was a mysterious practice back then (interesting bend in Oth character)
reputation reputation reputation IagoFuzzy Zoeller (golfer who made the racist comment)
O thou invisible spirit of wine if thou hast no name to be known by let us call thee devil Casapostrophe= speaking to a non human as if it were human
Come on, good wine is a good familiar creature Q: Is Iago an alcoholic? (see pg 92m)
And whats he then that says I play the villain? When this advice is free I give is free and honest Iagovery self aware and mocking tone (no pretense that his actions are justified)
Thou know’st we work by wit and not by witchcraft Iagotrue because Iago is a pure thinker (no charisma or sexiness) •Yet his brain power alone could not fill the gapPage 36t Oth the spiritual herritage vs Iago the Greco-Roman intellectual herritage
my lord shall never rest His bed shall seem a school For thy solicitor shall rather die than give thy cause away Desinnocent pleadings to help Cassio
Ha! I like not that Iagopretend mutter to himself (play turns tragic right here)
Good name in man and woman dear my lord is the immediate jewel of their souls who steals my purse steals trash t’is something, nothing Iago vs pg 39m- like the Greek Philosopher in the Roman senate Iago is smarter than those around him
O beware my lord of jealousy it is the green eyed monster Iagotriple layer of irony – self referential- good advice- knows it will spark Oth further jealousy (vs Anthem dialogue)
I speak not yet of proof look to your wife observe her well with Cassio wear your eye thus not jealous nor secure Iagodont judge yet just watch and see (RHST= Iago will orchestrate what Oth sees)
In venice they do let heaven see the pranks they not dare show their husbands IagoOth, the UU women play all day- thought you knew that
She did receive her father, marrying you Iagosee page 18t Q: Is Iago a creator or simply a recycler? (here, he is just recycling Brabs warning)
and knows all qualities with a learned spirit of human dealings Othout of the mouth of babes
haply for I am black and have not those soft parts of conversation that chamberers have OthLamenting his non UU background which ironically Des liked him
My wayward husband hath a hundred times woo’d me to steal it Emilia Emilia picked up the dropped hanky- how long has Iago been plotting against Oth?
What handkerchief? IagoProbably the first time Iago is caught off guard
he that is robb’d not wanting what is stol’n let him not know’t and he’s not robb’d at all OthIgnorance is bliss”critical thinking makes me unhappy”-Mr W
would you the supervisor grossly gape on? behold her topp’d? IagoWhat do you want- to see them in bed?
I’ll tear her to pieces shows Iago’s manipulative skill in just a few pages
patience I say your mind perhaps may change IagoDark (black) humor- Iago enjoying the torture
Witness you ever burning lights aboce you elements that clip us round about witness that here Iago doth give up the execution of his wit hands heart to wrong’d oth service IagoAn atheist playing with the idea of asking the stars for help
Now art thou my lieutenant OthHe got the job!
They are all but stomachs and we all but food they eat us hungerly and when they are full they belch us Emilialow opinion of men Q: why does she Iago? (shes a doormat) Patty Hearst (jail lady)Stockholm Syndrome (bank rob)
I have seen the cannon when it hath blown his ranks into the air puff’d his own brother and can he be angry? IagoI saw his brother die in battle and Oth kept charging (but Iago knows that even the most arrogant of men are insecure in a certain area)
Bianca Cassio’s woman
And think it no addition nor my wish to have him see me woman’dWhy I pray youNot that I love you not Cas then Bianca then CasBianca= not so subtle and lower class clinging vine
[Othello retires] hides behind a column
t’is the strumpets plague to beguile many and be beguiled by one law of sowing and reaping (what goes around comes around)
she gives it out that you shall marry herDo you intend it IagoOth thinks the “her” is Des but it is Bianca
I marry her! What, a customer Caswomanizer
she gave it him and he hath given it his ***** IagoDefuses a possible plan-ruining entrance by Bianca
Do it not with poison, strangle her in her bed, even the bed she hath contaminated IagoOth thus will be caught in the act and he will have deep regret once he realizes the truthQ: Why is Iago so mean?arrow= Coleridge the great early 19th cent Romantic poet and critic wrote: “motiveless malignity”
if some eternal villaindevised this slanderthere is no such man, it is impossible Emilia, Emilia, and Iagoprivate joke
no by this heavenly light nor I neither by this heavenly light I might do’t as well i’ the dark Emiliajuxtaposes Des’s pure nature with expedient nature
But I do think it is their husbands’ faults If wives do fall that they slack their duties and pour our treasures into foreign laps Emiliafurther support that Iago may have a mistress
if Cassio do remain he hath a daily beauty in his life that makes me ugly IagoMr. W’s key to the play: Iagos thinking genious cannot overcome the gift of coolness
I am maim’d for ever. Help ho! murder! murder!The voice of Cassio Iago keeps his word Cas and Othcrucial to the plot because Oth now believes Cassio is dead and so (on pg 83m) tells this to Des
Thou teachest me OthOth is indeed a student in Iago’s classroom
O murderous slave O villain[stabs Rod]O damn’d Iago O inhuman dog Iago then RodIago not a good friend
put out the light and then put out the light If I quench thee thou flaming minister I can again thy former light restore should I repent me Othapostrophe to the candle (when Des’s light goes out, no return)
I would not kill thy unprepared soul OthWants her to confess before death so she doesnt go to hell (yet another mood shift- see page 53m)
I never gave it him send for him hither let him confess a truth He hath confess’dThat he hath used theeHow? Unlawfully he will not say so No, his mouth is stopp’d honest Iago hath ta’en order for’t Des, Oth, Oth, Des, Othsee pg 78m
nobody I myself DesTakes blame for her own murder even on her death bed!
My husband My husbandMy husband Emiliaactor does the rest- even angry feminist actors say that the female Shakespearean roles are the most challenging and the best to play- the dude died 300 years before the feminist movement really got going!
Poor Des! I am glad thy fathers dead Thy match was mortal to him GratianoBrab so racist that the Oth and Des marriage killed him!
Demand me nothing what you know you know From this time forth I never will speak wordWhat not to pray Iago then Lodovico The atheist Iago has no answer to this ?Q: Did Iago achieve his goal or did he get in over his head?
And Cassio rules in Cyprus womanizer- not really a nice guy but he’s cool and UU and he wins (nice guys finish last is perhaps the real tragedy here -Iago the ultra great servant thus does a reversal)
Q: Is Iago the protagonist? A= No because no character arc- he’s the antagonist Shakespeare critic Mark van Doren: “And it will be seen that he deserves his tragedy”
Other than (the mid Eng poet) Shakespeare is the 1st writer to consistently create characters with depth Chaucer14cfictionpsycological
arrow= i.e where the characters (the appearance) is at odds with his (the reality underneath) conscious mindsubconscious desire
arrow= this is one of the 5 reasons is so great= his Shakespearecharacter
why learn literary and rhetorical strategy devices in English class? A= to precisely explain how an author is being effective in his writing A= to reveal how an author is persuading the reader to think or act a certain way Rhetorical=persuasion technique