Redemption thenceand portance in my travels

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redemption thenceAnd portance in my travels' history:Wherein of antres vast and deserts idle,Rough quarries, rocks and hills whose heads touch heavenIt was my hint to speak,-- such was the process;And of the Cannibals that each other eat,The Anthropophagi and men whose headsDo grow beneath their shoulders. This to hearWould Desdemona seriously incline: (1.3.4) Othello distances himself from racial stereotypes of black men by presenting himself as a traveler meeting new people and seeing new cultures Also shows that Barbanzio “loved” Othello as a defender of Venice but not as someone romantically involved with his daughter. ACT 3 Othello muses that his wife no longer loves him, probably because he is too old for her, because he is black, and because he doesn’t have the manners of a courtier. Haply for I am black,And have not those soft parts of conversationThat chamberers have; III.iii.267–279
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he has progressed from belief in his marital happiness to belief in his abandonment. Not to affect many proposed matchesOf her own clime, complexion, and degree,Whereto we see in all things nature tends—Foh!
 one may smell in such a will most rank,Foul disproportion thoughts unnatural. (3.3.29) Iago suggests that there's something "unnatural" and "rank" about Desdemona if she would decide to marry a black man instead of a man who is of "her own clime, complexion, and degree" But pardon me. I do not in positionDistinctly speak of her, though I may fearHer will, recoiling to her better judgment,May fall to match you with her country formsAnd happily repent. (3.3.29) Iago plays on Othello’s insecurity with his race by saying that Desdemona will "repent" for being with him, leaving Othello for a white man instead. Othello does not disagree with what Iago is saying, showing his insecurities are deep and that he sub consciously may had had the ideas that Iago is verbalizing because he believes he is not good enough for Desdemona ACT 4 He also turns Lodovico’s letters—which announce that Othello has been replaced by Cassio as governor of Cyprus in the same manner in which he believes Cassio has replaced him in the bedroom—into “ocular proof” that he is being supplanted.
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