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ENGLISH 105B STUDY - Othello: Othello - When he loses faith...

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Othello:Othello-When he loses faith in Desdemonda he also loses faith in his military position-Love is what makes everything worth it-Once Desdemonda is unfaithful he can no long hold his contradiction-His contradiction is that he is an Islamic Moor who is a defender of Christian states-What he is fighting for is chivalry-Was loved by Desemoda for his hardships and wonderful story-Kills Desdemonda with a pillowIago-Interiority = a mind at work-We accept a consistent psychological character-He is trying to get revenge for office position or maybe Moor slept with his wife-Iago doesn’t believe in reputation he represents economic values-He is commercially grounded and years down Othello’s love and rep. as well as Cassio’s-Stabs his wifeDesdemonda-Her reputation for honesty is stolen like her handkerchief-She is an active agent-Magic is the essence of romance-The handkerchief apparently has a magical pieceEmelia-Common and down to earth ordinary person-Wife to Iago-Gave the handkerchief to Iago after Desdemonda dropped itCassio-The person who Iago picks to be his second hand man-Got instigated by Roderigo on Iago’s push and got his honor stolen-Pushed to get it back with Desdemonda and was accused of cheating with her-Had the handkerchief planted in his bedroom-Roderigo-Got pushed by Iago-Woke up Desdemonda’s father Brabantio-Picked a fight with Cassio-Saved money all for Desdemonda wanted her love-Was instigated by Iago to kill Cassio and was stabbed by Iago himself-Writes a letter about how Iago pushed him
King Lear:1.Disguise in LearPhysical Disguise:-Earl of Kent disguised as Calus, a servant-Edgar disguised as madman, Poor TomMetaphysical Disguise:-Goneril and Regan as loving daughter-Edmund as dutiful son2.Division in the Kingdom-The daughters played love game to get parts of land but Cordelia had no words left afterher sisters took them all-Lear is blinded that Cordelia truly loves him-He is blinded that he gave up his authority (100 knights)-Lear is blinded to the wicked sisters-

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English, Shakespeare, Macbeth, The Tempest, King Lear, Othello, The Winter s Tale, John Gielgud, Iago, Cordelia, love test Lear

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