Othello Quotes and Techniques

Topics: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio Pages: 5 (670 words) Published: May 21, 2013
Homework- Othello; Lucy Holman
Find quotes which provide information about the following key areas of the play. Attempt to identify material that reveals how these aspects are a source of conflict:

|Aspect of the Play |Quotes |How these aspects create conflict | |Patriarchy |-“How got she out?” |-This aspect is highlight with gender conflict in the | | |-“Oh, she deceives me!” |play by use of animal imagery, referring to Desdemona | | | |as that of a dog. | | | |-The dramatic reference shows misogyny and the | | | |perspective on women as deceitful and cunning which | | | |causes further conflict among the genders. | | | | | |Hierarchy - Apex of Power |-“Our great Captain’s captain.” |-Desdemona’s high status is before her time and creates| | |-"Cassio, I love thee; but never more be officer of |conflict as the societies were patriarchs. | | |mine" |-Indicates the shame when one loses their status and | | | |blackens their reputation. | |Christianity/Religious beliefs |-"For Christian shame, put by this barbarous brawl" | | | | | | | | | | |Ideas relating to witchcraft/Superstitions |“we work by wit, and not by witchcraft” |-Depicts superstitions and the fear of supernatural. | | | |Creates conflict by the relation of witches to the | | | |devil. | |War/Colonisation |“One Michael Cassio, a Florentine, |-Iago is envious of Cassio’s promotion and says that | | |A fellow almost damn'd in a fair wife; |he doesn’t know more about warfare than a housewife or | | |That never set a squadron in the field, |a spinster does, this highlights the jealousy cause by | | |Nor the division of a battle knows |statuses involved in warfare hierarchy. | | |More than a spinster” |...
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