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1

Quote for Iago being a misogynist
A1,S1

A fellow almost damned in a fair wife

2

Quote for Iago’s class envy

Promotion goes by “preferment”

3

Quotes for deception in A1,S1

(2)

“In following him, I follow but myself”
“I am not what I am”

4

First quote about Iago’s “poison”

“Poison his delight”

-shows his darker purpose

5

Quote for Iago’s language being full of disease

A1,S1

“Plague him with flies”

6

Quote for Iago manipulating Brabantio

“Thieves, thieves, thieves! Look to your house, your daughter, and your bags! Thieves, thieves!”


Repetition
Women are seen as possessions
Othello has stolen his daughter

7

Quote on bestial language

A1, S1

“An old black ram
Is tupping your white ewe!”

Black connotations to sin
White connotations to purity

Bestial language- sinfulness of marriage

8

Iago’s quote on love and hate

*key quote*

“Though I do hate him as I do hell-pains,
Yet, for necessity of present life,
I must show out a flag and sign of love”

Love / hate = binary opposites
-one line between love and hate
-can’t have one without the other

“Hell-pains”
-same lexical set
-linked together by a hyphen, no escape

“Flag”
-resembles identity
-forced to take a side

9

Example of Iago’s horrible imagery

“Drown cats and blind puppies”

-has the ability to take something sweet and innocent, and poison it into something disgusting and corrupt

10

Quote on his questioning of Desdemona and Othello’s backgrounds mean they are a suitable match

“An erring barbarian and a supersubtle Venetian”

11

Direct quote on how Iago feels about Othello

A1, S3

“I hate the moor”

12

Quote for Iago’s plan

“There are many events in the womb of time, which will be delivered”

-twists new life and birth to talk about death
-what will be born is a plan for death and destruction

13

Quote to show Iago enjoys what he is doing

“Sport”

-repeated

14

What repeated quote shows Iago to be wrapped up and absorbed in his hate?

“I hate the moor”

15

How does Iago describe the base for his plotting?

“Mere suspicion”

16

How does Iago describe Cassio’s relationship with Desdemona?

“Too familiar”

17

Iago’s sexist language

A2, S1

“go to bed to work”

18

Iago’s metaphor to show his evil plans

A2, S1

“With as little a web as this will I ensnare as great a fly as Cassio”

19

Iago’s metaphor for destroying their relationship

“I’ll set down the pegs that make this music”

-pegs tune an instrument
-he’ll set the relationship out of tune

20

Quote for Iago turning a person’s weakness against them

“But, sir, be you ruled by me”

21

Iago admires Othello’s nature

“constant, loving, noble nature”

22

How does Iago describe his feelings towards Desdemona?

What does this cause?

“Not out of absolute lust”

His love of her

“led to diet my revenge”


-his feelings towards Desdemona who he cannot have, cause him to want Othello to suffer the same hate and contempt

23

Iago’s simile of jealousy

“Like a poisonous mineral gnaw my inwards”

-eating him alive

24

Quote showing how twisted Iago’s mind is

“Nothing can or shall content my soul”

25

Iago’s quote on the strength of Othello’s emotions

“I put the Moor
At least into a jealousy so strong
That judgement cannot cure.”

Othello’s very happy emotions suggest his anger and sadness with be just as powerful, so Iago can do as he promises

26

What quote relates to

“I put the Moor
At least into a jealousy so strong
That judgement cannot cure.” In Act 5, Scene 2?

“One that loved not wisely, but too well”

27

What word does Iago use to describe his plans at the end of A2, S1?

“Confused”

28

How does Iago describe the way love affects people?

As a weakness

“With his weak function”

29

Metaphor to show Iago can confidently manipulate Othello

“I’ll pour pestilence into his ear”

Plosives and alliteration add intensity to Iago’s plan

30

How does Iago describe his plan at the end of A2, S3?

“Net that shall enmesh them all”

31

Quote from Iago’s soliloquy, proving the loyalty of his wife

“I’ll set her on”

32

Key quote on jealousy,

A3, S3

“Beware, my Lord, of jealousy:
It is the green-eyed monster, which doth mock
The meat it feeds on”

33

Iago predicting the outcome of the play, at the end of A3, S3

“Bloody business”

-alliteration
-plosives
-violent / murder

34

How does Iago plant the seed in Othello’s mind?

Starts the sentence with “Lie-“ and is cut of by a desperate Othello, who responds with the repetition of “lie” showing his anger and irrational emotion

Iago deliberately provokes Othello and enjoys his power

35

What word is repeated throughout the play, but tarred by Iago?

“Honest”