Close Reading On Othello

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Close Reading on Othello


Iago. Thus do I ever make my fool my purse;
For I mine own gained knowledge should profane
If I would time expend with such a snipe
But for my sport and profit. I hate the Moor;
And it is thought abroad, that 'twixt my sheets
’Has done my office: I know not if't be true;
Yet I, for mere suspicion in that kind,
Will do as if for surety. He holds me well;
The better shall my purpose work on him.
Cassio's a proper man. Let me see now;
To get his place, and to plume up my will
In double knavery--How, how? Let's see,
After some time, to abuse Othello's ear
That he is too familiar with his wife.
He hath a person and a smooth dispose
To be suspected, framed to make women false.
The Moor is of a free and open nature
That thinks men honest that but seem to be so,
And will as tenderly be led by the nose
As asses are.
I have't! It is engend’red. Hell and night
Must bring this monstrous birth to the world's light.

Othello by William Shakespeare is one of his most famous tragedies, providing an interesting storyline and many dramatic moments. This play also presents one of the most prominent villains of literature, Iago. In the story, Iago develops an evil plot against his general, Othello, and a man who received the military position what he wanted, Cassio. Many times in the play Iago will speak his mind to the audience in a soliloquy. One such soliloquy is in Act One, Scene Three. This soliloquy proves to be very significant, since it is in this speech t

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