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The seduction scene

The seduction scene - Othello has a headache(as from the...

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THE “SEDUCTION” SCENE—ACT 3, SCENE 3 1. lines 1-34: Desdemona promises to help Cassio get his job back: “My lord shall never rest, / I’ll watch him tame and talk him out of patience” (3.3.22-23). 2. lines 34-40: Iago on Cassio’s exit: “Ha! I like not that” (3.3.34) 3. lines 41-89: Desdemona’s pleading and Othello’s reaction to it. She fulfills her promise to Cassio and Othello repeats “I can deny thee nothing” (3.3.76, 83) 4. lines 90-173: Othello’s response to the pleading: “Excellent wretch! Perdition catch my soul / But I do love thee; and when I love thee not, / Chaos is come again” (3.3.90-93). Iago guides Othello towards interpreting actions. 5. lines 174-279: The discourse on JEALOUSY. Othello: “Thinks’t thou I’d make a life of jealousy?. ..No, once to be in doubt / Is once to be resolved” (3.3.179- 182). Iago’s warnings. 6. lines 280-290:
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Unformatted text preview: Othello has a headache (as from the horns of a cuckold) and Desdemona drops the magic hanky. 7. lines 291-330: Emilia finds the hanky and hands it over to Iago who has been wanting it for a long time. 8. lines 331-431: Othello’s transformation. “What sense had I of her stolen hours of lust? / I saw it not, it harmed not me” (3.3.339-340). Also, his desire for “ocular proof” (3.3.361). Iago offers some “proof.” 9. lines 432-461: Othello is convinced completely. Othello: “I’ll tear her all to pieces!” (3.3.432). The turn to revenge: Othello: “Arise, black vengeance, from thy hollow cell! / Yield up, O love, thy crown and hearted throne / To tyrannous hate!” (3.3.448-450). 10. lines 462-480: The oath-taking and Iago’s promotion. Othello: “Within these three days let me hear thee say / That Cassio’s not alive” (3.3.473-474)....
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