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A.C. Bradley 1904

"the most romantic figure among Shakespeare's hereos"
Love is the central idea in 'Othello' and Othello is one of the greatest lovers in literature.

2

S.T. Coleridge 1819

"the motive-hunting of motiveless malignity"

3

T.S.Eliot 1927

"Othello's last speech is a terrible exposure of human weakness"

4

F.R Leavis

"the tragic protagonist was responsible for his own downfall because he has a propensity to jealousy"

5

Lisa Jardine 1983 (patriarchy)

"The stage world of Jacobean drama is wholly masculine and there is only a male viewpoint on offer"

6

Lisa Jardine 1983 (Desdemona)

"Desdemona is punished by patriarchy [...] and she becomes a stereotype of female passivity.

7

Caryl Phillips (insecurity)

"Othello feels constantly threatened and profoundly insecure"

8

Caryl Phillips (Othello's love)

"Othello's love of Desdemona is the love of a possession. She is a prize, a spoil of war.