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Othello (1603) Lecture Three: A Domestic Tragedy
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“DOMESTIC TRAGEDY” – (WiKipedia) A domestic tragedy is a play in which the tragic protagonists are ordinary middle-class individuals. This subgenre contrasts with classical and Neoclassical tragedy, in which the protagonists are of kingly or aristocratic rank and their downfall is an affair of state as well as a personal matter. In Britain, the first domestic tragedies were written in the English Renaissance; one of the first was Arden of Faversham (1592), depicting the murder of a bourgeois man by his
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A Modern Domestic Tragedy: The number of women shot and killed by their husband or intimate partner was more than three times higher than the total number murdered by male strangers using all weapons combined in single victim/single offender incidents in 2002.
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p. 1213.3. Iago, Othello, Desdemona, Emilia DESDEMONA, 3.3.67FF: When shall he come? Tell me, Othello: I wonder in my soul, What you would ask me, that I should deny, Or stand so mammering on. What! Michael Cassio, That came a-wooing with you; and so many a time, When I have spoke of you dispraisingly,
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IAGO: Did Michael Cassio, when you woo'd my lady, Know of your love? OTHELLO: He did, from first to last: why dost thou ask? IAGO: But for a satisfaction of my thought ; Iago to Othello, p. 123: 3.3.103ff
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p. 129; 3.3.191ff: Temptation scene OTHELLO: By heaven, I'll know thy thoughts ! IAGO: You cannot, if my heart were in your hand; Nor shall not, whilst 'tis in my custody. OTHELLO: Ha! IAGO: O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-eyed monster, which doth mock The meat it feeds on: that cuckold lives in bliss
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129-130: 3.3.207: Othello and doubt Think'st thou I'ld make a life of jealousy, To follow still the changes of the moon With fresh suspicions? No; to be once in doubt Is once to be resolved : exchange me for a goat, When I shall turn the business of my
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pp. 131-133: 3.3.238ff: IAGO: She did deceive her father, marrying you; And when she seem'd to shake and fear your looks, She loved them most. OTHELLO: And so she did. IAGO: Why, go to, then; … but I am much to blame I humbly do beseech you of your pardon For too much loving you.
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135: 3.3.299 Othello Soliloquy This fellow's of exceeding honesty, And knows all qualities, with a learned spirit, Of human dealings. If I do prove her haggard, Though that her jesses were my dear heartstrings, I'ld whistle her off, and let her down the wind, To prey at fortune. Haply, for I am black,
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135-37: 3.3. 311FF: “I Had rather be a
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