English 283 – Prep Sheet for First Test
There will be quotes to identify. In all cases you will have to identify the work from
which the passage is taken and discuss its significance in relation to main themes of the
course, literary qualities of the language (i.e., imagery, diction, tone, etc.), and/or
character development. If the passage is from a play, you also will have to identify the
speaker and circumstances in which the passage is spoken.
Below are some passages that are particularly relevant. They will be the source of the
IDs on the test.
: 1.1.227-34 Ben on cuckoldry; 2.3, esp. Ben at the beginning and
toward the end; 4.1, esp. Claudio and the Friar.
15, 18, 29, 60, 98, 116, 130
1.3, esp. Othello, Desdemona, and Iago as covered in lecture;
2.1, esp. Cassio as covered in class (“divine Desdemona”); 3.3, esp. Desdemona 19-28,
60-74, and Othello’s soliloquy that contains “Haply for I am black…”; 4.3.84-103 Emilia;
5.2.1-21 and 338-56 Othello
Yes, a dozen of them—as
many as there
in the world, in fact. But
I do think it’s the husband’s fault if we wives cheat
on them. For instance,
may stop sleeping with us, and give it out to other women
Or they may get insanely jealous, and keep us from going anywhere.
Or let’s say they hit us, or cut back on the money
they give us out of spite.
We have feelings. We may be able to forgive them, but we want to get back
to know that their wives are human
They see, smell, and taste