Iago also says that "I will / gyve thee in thine own courtship" (2. Othello: “I love the gentle Desdemona”Othello: “How I did thrive in this fair lady’s love / And she in mine”Othello: “My story being done / She gave me for my pains a world of kisses” – the love between Othello and Desdemona occurred after his cruel start to life being “sold to slavery”. and when I love thee not, Chaos is come again.”, “Tis within ourselves that we are thus or thus”, “Rude am I in my speech, And little blessed with the soft phrase of peace.”. The others are so far beneath him they don’t deserve to know, probably won’t understand his complex mind.Iago: “The Moor already changes with my poison” – “But with a little act upon the blood / Burn like the mines of sulphur”Iago: “Thus do I ever make my fool my purse” – about Roderigo after he has him trapped in his persuasion. And for the most part, that’s true for Othello. There I mentioned that while Othello has more speeches (274 compared to Iago’s 272), Iago has more soliloquies (seven, plus extended asides; compare this to Othello’s three [including his speech over the sleeping Desdemona]). No, my heart is turned to stone. Quotes tagged as "othello" Showing 1-30 of 33. Write. All Quotes Also, he knows Desdemona’s weakness, her kindness and trust in others.Iago blames Bianca for Cassio getting stabbed: “I do suspect this trash”. In Othello, puns are used to draw attention to important things, to make an argument, and to highlight problems. (3.3.) O, I have lost my reputation!” – perhaps Cassio’s weakness number 2, desperate for his position back + easy for Iago to manipulate.Cassio: “I have lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial” – further showing Cassio’s despair at losing his reputation.Cassio: “O, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains!” – about wine/alcohol – Cassio blames the drink, no blame on Iago at all. Othello Stuff. Othello – Iago quotes. Agrippant colère c'est comme saisir un charbon chaud avec l'intention de le jeter sur quelqu'un d'autre; c'est toi qui te brûles. Flashcards. A horned man's a monster and a beast. The Othello monologues below are extracts from the full NoSweatShakespeare modern Othello ebook, along with a modern English translation.Reading through the original Othello monologue followed by a modern version and should help you to understand what each Othello monologue is about: Iago: “But men are men: the best sometimes forget” – part of his plan to persuade the others to think him a kind man, and good friend to Cassio.Iago: “Reputation is a most idle and false imposition” (something imposed on by others) – to try to make Cassio feel betterIago: “confess yourself freely to her, importune her help to put you in your place again” – Iago putting stage 2 of his plan into action, to sow the seeds of doubt, but doing it under the ruse of him being a good friend and merely giving advice to help him. and when I love thee not, Chaos is come again.”. Iago: “The Moor is of a free and open nature / And will as tenderly be led by th’nose / As asses are” – plan created – make Othello believe in Desdemona having sex with Cassio.Iago aims to put Othello: “At least into a jealousy so strong / That judgement cannot cure”Iago: “Ha? What he will do with it, Heaven knows, not I. This honest creature doubtless”Othello: “O curse of marriage!” – straight after these doubts emerge in himself.Othello: “That we can call these delicate creatures ours / And not their appetites!”Othello to Desdemona when he takes her moist hand: “For here’s a young and sweating devil here”Othello: “Lie with her? Emilia says this line after she picks up the handkerchief Desdemona has dropped, planning to turn it over to Iago. “I kissed thee ere I killed thee. Iago says that "with as little a web as this will I ensnare as / great a fly as Cassio" (II. He makes the conclusion to act against Othello as if he had definitely done this.Iago: “For that I do suspect the lusty Moor / Hath leapt into my seat” – repeating his thoughts that Othello has cuckolded him. For the most part… Iago is 28 years old. La vérité vous libérera, mais d'abord elle … Powered by WordPress. A proud man, well-respected in society, ends up a murderer but still has some remnants of pride. With as little a web as this will I ensnare as great a fly as Cassio. Verbally, in the "betray more males" soliloquy, Othello describes his decision not with the allusions to his love or pain, however with the intention to avoid Desdemona from deceiving other male. Othello “(aside) Look, how he laughs already!”(1V.1.106-109) Iago told Othello that he would discuss Desdemona with Cassio, and that he would talk about the affair. Perdition catch my soul But I do love thee! “Good name in man and woman, dear my lord, “I would not put a thief in my mouth to steal my brains.”. hettybrake. Othello Key Quotes. O, no; he goes into Mauritania and takes away with him the fair Desdemona, unless his abode be... 232. Well, my good lady. Till now there are hot conversations around the honesty of those claims. The "pegs" to which he refers are the tuning pegs on a stringed instrument. No way but this, “It is silliness to live when to live is torment, and then have we a prescription to die when death is our physician.”, “Thou weigh'st thy words before thou givest them breath.”, “And his unkindness may defeat my life, But never taint my love.”, “Trifles light as air are to the jealous confirmations strong as proofs of holy writ.”, “what cannot be saved when fate takes, patience her injury a mockery makes”, “And what’s he then that says I play the villain?”, “Drown thyself? Roderigo: “I will incontinently drown myself” (immediately) – vulnerability or just expression of his emotions and anger?Roderigo: “It is silliness to live when to live is torment”Iago to Roderigo: “Come, be a man” – “If thou wilt needs damn thyself, do it a more delicate way than drowning. 183-184). The best quotes from Othello by William Shakespeare - organized by theme, including book location and character - with an explanation to help you understand! He tells Roderigo, “I have looked upon the world for four times seven years” (I.iii.311-12). Desdemona. She is submissive to Othello’s will apart from when she decides to get Cassio his position back, there she is determined to succeed in her kind act for a friend. All of the characters fall prey to his manipulation as many characters call him ‘honest’ on numerous occasions. The quote also shows that once Othello has begun to think about the possibility of his wife being unfaithful, he is unable to leave the idea alone. Aside #1: (Act II, Scene I) Iago’s first aside: “He takes her by the palm. He doesn’t seem to have any real friends, as he clearly just uses everyone around him, we therefore don’t see any soft side to Iago, he is just 100% villain who remains this way throughout the play.Roderigo as Iago stabs him: “O damned Iago! In this quiz I will give a quotation from "Othello" and you will tell me, or at least try to tell me, who said it. PLAY. Spell. The math is pretty simple. Key Concepts: Terms in this set (206) "A great arithmetician" "That never set a squadron in the field" "Counter-caster" Iago (talking about Cassio) Act One, Scene 1 Theme: Jealousy Iago is jealous of Cassio's position as Othello's lieutenant. Iago: “Let us be conjunctive in our revenge against him” – The result of Iago’s persuasion – first time we see Iago’s powers – even though Roderigo wouldn’t have taken much persuading, Iago goes all the way.Iago: “Thus do I ever make my fool my purse” – about Roderigo after he has him trapped in his persuasion.Iago: “I had rather have this tongue out from my mouth / Than it should do offence to Michael Cassio / Yet I persuade myself, to speak the truth” – acting like a good friend to Cassio. Mais la colère est comme le feu. Iago: “I hate the Moor”Iago: “I follow him to serve my turn on him”Iago: “Call up her father / Rouse him, make after him, poison his delight”Iago: “an old black ram / is tupping your white ewe”Iago: “I am one, sir, that comes to tell you your daughter and the Moor are making the beast with two backs”Iago to Emilia: “Villainous w.h.o.r.e!” – when she starts to tell of what happened with the handkerchief – key knowledge for finding out Desdemona’s innocence.Iago to Desdemona & Emilia: “You rise to play and go to bed to work” – sexist language – women’s only use is for sex. Othello #2: Iago's Asides In Act II, scene i of Shakespeare's Othello, Iago has two asides, each of which provide insight into his thoughts and schemes. Othello is pretty much telling Iago that he’s not jealous because there is no reason to be, due to the fact that he has no evidence of an affair. His love for Desdemona is strong, perhaps too strong, or too weak as he succumbs to jealousy in the end and violently smothers Desdemona to death. Our bodies are our gardens to the which our wills are gardeners.”. Perdition catch my soul But I do love thee! 1. At, well said, whisper! Iago: “That he would steal away so guilty-like / Seeing your coming”Othello to Iago, trying to find out his thoughts about Desdemona and Cassio: “What dost thou think?” Iago: “Think, my lord?” – Iago perhaps stalling for time, trying to make sure it’s done right, not too quick to accuse Cassio OR trying to be a good friend to Cassio = no reason to doubt his words.Othello: “Thou dost conspire against thy friend, Iago” – Iago has to back-track quickly or risk becoming a suspect + fail his plan, so changes the subject but not completely – “I confess it is my nature’s plague” – “Oft my jealousy / Shapes faults that are not”Iago: “O, beware, my lord, of jealousy: / It is a green-eyed monster” – makes Othello doubt himself rather than Iago anymore.Iago: “Look to your wife, observe her well with Cassio” – he purposely doesn’t explain why, still not wanting to incriminate his friend – further shows this with, “Cassio’s my worthy friend”Iago: “The Moor already changes with my poison” – “But with a little act upon the blood / Burn like the mines of sulphur”Iago: “To be direst and honest is not safe” – has to stop Othello’s threats or he might be in the line of fire so uses Othello’s doubts, who wants Iago to talk truthfully as he thinks to him. Goes on to say: “Till I am evened with him, wife for wife”Iago: “Now, whether he kill Cassio / Or Cassio him… Every way makes my gain” – Iago finds himself in a win, win situation in getting Roderigo to attack Cassio. / But I'll set down the pegs that make this music, / As honest as I am." “Men in rage strike those that wish them best.”, “The robb'd that smiles, steals something from the thief; He robs himself that spends a bootless grief.”, “Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving. Othello Navigator is a complete online study guide to Shakespeare's Othello. Il brûle tout propre. See more ideas about othello quotes, quotes, othello. STUDY. In the original story by Giraldi Cinthio from which Shakespeare took his ideas for Othello, there was no storm. DESDEMONA is the innocent and kind wife of Othello’s. He attacks Cassio on Iago’s orders and manages to wound him but is also wounded in return, which is where Iago takes advantage of the situation and finishes him off as Roderigo becomes dangerous as he knows the truth about Iago. Lie on her?” – breaks down into prose instead of verse then has a seizure. He is very good with words and won over the Duke and Desdemona in his skill at storytelling. Desires for sport? O inhuman dog!”. Yesterday, I discussed the concept of protagonist and tragic hero in Othello.In that post, I alluded to the use of soliloquies in the play. I'll see before I doubt; when I doubt, prove; And on the proof, there is no more but this,--. Use it to understand the plot, characters, and themes. Played 1,743 times. Lodovico: “Is this the noble Moor” “Are his wits safe?” – Othello is losing his reputation and he is completely unaware of it.Othello: “She was false as water”Emilia to Othello: “Thou art rash as fire”, IAGO is the engine of the play and masterfully thinks of many villainous plans, which are all successful, and he has skill in persuasion and trickery. Compare all this with OTHELLO Ay, let her rot and perish and be damned tonight, for she shall not live. I like not that” – 1 line and Othello leaps on it, having also seen Cassio just depart from his wife guiltily. “And … Make all the money thou canst” – Iago’s persuasive + exploitation of Roderigo’s weaknesses, links to him getting him to do something very dangerous in attacking Cassio. Home » Quizzes » Literature Quizzes » Shakespeare Trivia » Othello Trivia. Brabantio: “O thou foul thief”Brabantio: “Where hast thou stowed my daughter?”Brabantio: “A maiden never bold… To fall in love with what she feared to look on!”Brabantio: “She is abused, stol’n from me and corrupted / By spells and medicines”Brabantio: “So opposite to marriage that she shunned / The wealthy curlèd dearling of our nation” Brabantio: “my particular grief / Is of so flood-gate and o’erbearing nature / That it engluts and swallows other sorrows / And it is still itself”Brabantio: “Look to her, Moor, if thou hast eyes to see: / She has deceived her father, and may thee”. - Bouddha. He is ignorant but as are the rest of the characters in the play. Othello. Why, by making him uncapable of Othello's place; knocking out his brains. Average score for this quiz is 9 / 15. Iago: “It is a common thing – to have a foolish wife” Once he has the handkerchief: “Go, leave me” and she leaves – acts hatefully towards his own wife. At the end, she becomes the bringer of truth and sheds light onto the others of Iago’s falsehoods, which brings about her demise as she anger Iago in doing this and he kills her. Othello. I follow him to serve my term upon him: Iago, 1.1: I follow but myself: Iago, 1.1: I am not what I am: Iago, 1.1: Poison his delight: Iago, 1.1, about Brobantio : Look to your house, your daughter and your bags! It yet hath felt no age nor known no sorrow. No, Iago, I’ll see before I doubt. I have doubts over how well he really knows his daughter, and he sees her how he wants her to be, not how she is. (Iago, Act II, scene iii)”. (2.1.199-201). Learn. Iago: "I should be wise: for honesty's a fool and loses that it works for." “Excellent wretch! By th' Mass, tis morning! Othello is defensively proud of himself and his achievements, and especially proud of the honorable appearance he presents. He sups to-night with a harlotry, and thither will I... 234 Though other things grow fair against the sun, yet fruit that blossom first will first be ripe. OTHELLO Hang her! It works.Iago takes ‘honesty’ to the next level, claims Cassio in his sleep cried: “O sweet creature!” and goes into detail on Cassio kissing Iago in his sleep, to mimic his dream of kissing Desdemona. Il mange l'hôte. There's millions now alive that nightly lie in those improper beds which they dare swear … The allegations of Desdemona's affair hurt his pride even more than they inflame his vanity and jealousy; he wants to appear powerful, accomplished, and moral at every possible instance, and when this is almost denied to him, his wounded pride becomes especially powerful. 221 quotes from Othello: ‘O, beware, my lord, of jealousy;It is the green-ey'd monster, which doth mockThe meat it feeds on.’ [Aside] O, hardness to dissemble!— 2210 How do you, Desdemona? OTHELLO - KEY QUOTES. IV,2,3000. Thou shouldest be honest." Away at once with love or jealousy!”. Refresh and try again. He is proud of his abilities and takes great glee when he sees all of his plans work, he is confident he can take down Othello, and he does. Othello: “O curse of marriage!” – straight after these doubts emerge in himself.Othello: “Had it pleased heaven / To try me with affliction” – links to tragic fate. As of Dec 21 20. Ironic, he denies her from living in the end.Othello: “Of one that loved not wisely but too well”Othello: “Killing myself, to die upon a kiss”. - Maya Angelou. Farewell” – Final words are lying for Othello’s sake to Emilia that she wasn’t killed by him. 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