Othello

Othello: Top Ten Quotes

Act I, Scene 1: Iago informs Brabantio that Othello and Desdemona have eloped “I am one, sir, who comes to tell you your daughter and the Moor are making the beast with two backs.” (Lines 128-131) Act I, Scene 2: Othello does not hide but his life on his reputation in regards to his marriage …

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Othello: Character Profiles

Othello Othello is a general in the army of Venice.  He is a Moor, a dark-skinned man born in Africa, and has risen through the ranks of the Venetian army through hard work and success in battle.  He is a respected general, but less respected as a person, because of his dark skin and foreign …

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Othello: Top Ten Quotes

Act I, Scene 1: Iago informs Brabantio that Othello and Desdemona have eloped “I am one, sir, who comes to tell you your daughter and the Moor are making the beast with two backs.” (Lines 128-131) Act I, Scene 2: Othello does not hide but his life on his reputation in regards to his marriage …

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Othello: Theme Analysis

Nature of Women There are two types of women in Othello: Desdemona represents the pure, blameless and faithful woman, and Emilia represents the woman who wishes to be given an equal footing to men, especially in regards to sexual matters.  Ironically, both ladies end up dead at the plays end.  Emilias relaxed moral sensibility when …

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Othello: Metaphor Analysis

The Cuckold, or “Horned Devil”: A cuckold is a man whose wife has been unfaithful.  In Shakespeares day, cuckolded men were thought to grow horns when their wives cheated on them.  Othello believes that he is a Cuckold, and becomes like a devil in personality, even though his wife has been faithful. Animal metaphors: many …

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Othello: Character Profiles

Othello Othello is a general in the army of Venice.  He is a Moor, a dark-skinned man born in Africa, and has risen through the ranks of the Venetian army through hard work and success in battle.  He is a respected general, but less respected as a person, because of his dark skin and foreign …

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Othello: Novel Summary: Act 4 Scene 3

During the evening, Othello goes out for a walk with Lodovico.  Desemona and Emilia have a debate about marital fidelity.  Desdemona argues that faithfulness is necessary and good, but Emilia argues for the rights of sexual freedom as men have.  Desdemona vaguely prophesizes her death when she sings a song about unfortunate love.