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1913 Words 8 Pages. (1.3.) Means you’ll have an African horse climb over you’re daughter. Iago on Cassio means besides he’s young and handsome and he’s got all the qualities that naive and silly girls go for. In the same speech as the one quoted above, Iago epeats that same concept saying, “In following him, I but follow myself” (1. ‘you are pictures out of doors, / Bells in your parlours, wild cats in your kitchens, / Saints in your injurites, devils being offended, / Prayers in your housewifery, and housewives in your beds.’ Act 2 scene 1 views on woman. Quote: “Men should be what they seem; / Or those that be not, would they might seem none!” (Act III, Scene 3) Analysis: Iago warns Othello about men who are not what they appear. Simple and blunt reveals the strength of Iago’s hatred Iago’s willingness to act on “suspicion as if for surety” suggests there is an inherent evil nature to his character and that the motives he gives are purely incidental Ironically, exactly what Iago is able to convince Othello to do – change from being a man who judges by what he sees to judging on what he hears, The Moor is of a free and open nature / that thinks men honest that but seem to be so – Act 1 scene 3 – Iago, Iago views O’s qualities of trust and openness that O is proud of as a weakness Audience knows being “of a free and open nature” Iago believes is a flaw making a person susceptible to being taken advantage of – which in this soliloquy Iago makes clear he intends to do this to Othello, Demand me nothing. ‘Good name in man and woman, dear my lord, / Is the immediate jewel of their souls:’ Act 3 s 3 And ‘But he that filches from me my good name/ Robs me of that which not enriches him/ And makes me poor indeed.’ Act 3 s 3. Here Iago explains how Roderigo can help him. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. / But I’ll set down the pegs that make this music, / As honest as I am.’ Act 2 s 1, Oh you’re happy now but I’ll ruin your happiness for all my supposed honesty, ‘to inflame it and to give satiety / a fresh appetite, — loveliness in favour; sympathy in years, manners, and beauties; all which the Moor is defective in:’ Act 2 s 1 pg 49. Savagery resides in all races. ‘you’ll have your daughter/ covered with a Barbary horse;’ Act 1 scene 1 pg 7. Divinity of hell!/ When devils will the blackest sins put on, / They do suggest at first with heavenly shows,/ As I do now:’ Act 2 scene 3, How am I evil to advise Cassio to do exactly what’ll do him good? / So will I turn her virtue into pitch;/ And Out Of her own goodness make the net/ That shall enmesh them all.’ Act 2 scene 3 p 71. The more she tries to help Cassio the more she’ll shake othellos confidence in her . Othello is so certain about what Iago has been telling him that he wants to poison her but Iago says t strangle her and Othello agrees. With little help from the devil I’ll bring this monstrous plan to success. Iago’s false words enraged Othello and Othello begins to think poorly of his innocent wife. IMeans but if you steal reputation you’re robbing me of something that doesn’t make you richer, but makes me much poorer. Depending on what we plant weeds or lettuce or one kind of herb rather than a variety the garden will either be barren and useless or rich and productive, ‘It is merely a lust of the blood and a permission of the will.’ Talking about love Act 1 s 3, Means you feel love because you feel lust and you have no willpower, ‘I hate the Moor: my / cause is hearted; thine hath no less reason.’ Act 1 s 3, I hate the moor and I’m devoted to my cause of hating him, ‘If thou canst cuckold him,/thou dost thyself a pleasure, me a sport. Your complaint against me is perfectly understandable but I insist I’ve done everything I can to help you – it’s also in prose because they are plotting and scheming, ‘I have rubb’d this young quay almost to the sense, / And he grows angry. ‘She that, so young, could give out such a seeming, / To deal her father’s eyes up close as oak, — /He thought ’twas witchcraft,’ Act 3 s 3. I have seen the cannon, / When it hath blown his ranks into the air/ And, like the devil, from his very arm/ Puff’d his own brother;’ Act 3 s 4, ‘My medicine, work! Even good people think horrible things sometimes. Iago’s Greed Throughout the play Othello, readers witness Iago’s betrayal that leads everyone to their downfall. She was so young but she deceived her father so thoroughly he thought it was witchcraft! Of course, Iago issues this warning with a false earnestness. ‘I know my price, I am worth no worse a place:—’ Act 1 scene one means that he knows well that he deserved the position. He’s a bad boy and Desdemona’s already got her eye on him. Also, referring to Othello, Iago says that not all men are fit to lead and not all leaders should be followed. Speeches (Lines) for Iago in "Othello" Total: 272. print/save view. ‘That he would steal away so guilty-like, / Seeing you coming.’ Act 3 scene 3. You haven’t lost it unless you think you have, ‘a punishment more in policy than in malice;/ even so as one would beat his offenceless dog to affright/ an imperious lion:’ Act 2 s 3. 41566525: Act III Scene III. And who’s to say I’m evil when my advice is so good ? He is declaring that everything he does is working towards his own ends, including his service to Othello. ‘How am I, then, a villain / To counsel Cassio to this parallel course, / Directly to his good? I prithee speak to me as to thy thinkings. Give me You’re hand rod. I’ve got a good plan though I haven’t worked out the details yet. ‘Tis here, But Yet confus’d:/ knavery’s plain face I’d never seen till us’d.’ Act 2 s 1, If that piece of Venetian trash roderigo can do what I need to carry out my plan, I’ll have power over Cassio. Is a woman’s method so strangle is more like silence, ‘I see there’s mettle in thee; and even from this / Instant do build on thee a better opinion than ever before./Give me thy hand, Roderigo. This is all Igo to himself, [Re-enter Iago, with a light. ‘Though I perchance am vicious in my guess, / As, I confess, it is my nature’s plague/ To spy into abuses, and of my jealousy/ Shape faults that are not there’ Act 3 s 3. Let’s join forces and get revenge – if you seduce desmedona and make a fool out of him it will be fun for both of us. There are many events/ in the womb of time which will be delivered.’ Act 1 s 3. Iago is enlisting Roderigo i… / it is the green-eyed monster, which doth mock / the meat it feeds on, Subtly introduced the idea of guilt and attached it to Cassio and Desdemona. But he has a serious weakness. If Cassio survives he’s so handsome and well spoken that he makes me look ugly. "As I confess it is my nature's plague/ To spy into abuses, and oft my jealousy/ shapes faults that are not." Now, I do love her too;/ Not Put Of absolute lust, — though, peradventure, / I stand accountant for a great sin, —/ But partly led to diet my revenge,/ For that I do suspect the lusty Moor/ Hath leap’d into my seat: the thought whereof/ Doth, like a poisonous mineral, gnawing inwards;/ And nothing can or shall content my soul/ Till I am even’d with him, wife for wife;’ Act 2 s 1. Means surely I’m not obliged to reveal my deepest thoughts even slaves aren’t expected to do that. Strangle her in bed, even the bed she hath contaminated – act 4 scene 1, Iago is so confident in his hold over Othello he can even direct him in the manner of D murder . B is an important man in this city almost as powerful as the duke himself. He becomes the victim of a relatively honest white character, Iago in the play. With as little a web as this I will ensnare as great a fly as Cassio – act 2 scene 1, Iago sees his chance for revenge in the enthusiastic behaviour and actions of C C is acting according to the etiquette of Venetian polite society yet Iago twists this into a more lascivious side to his actionsImagery of referring to his plan as a ‘web’ paints himself as a dangerous spider who plans to trap his prey in an invisible trap, O, you are well tuned now; But I’ll set down the pegs that make the music / As honest as I am – Act 2 scene 1 – Iago, Iago closely observes the intimacy and love between O and D promising to ruin the happiness Compares them to a piece of music which aptly describes their rhythm and harmony when in each other’s companyIago promises to “set down the pegs” effectively suggesting he will interfere and upset this harmony Ironic “as honest as I am” suggests he will be interning for his own purposes of revenge, I know, Iago / thy honesty and love doth mince this matter / making it light to Cassio. Othello – Iago Quotes Act 1 scene 1 ‘I know my price, I am worth no worse a place:—’ Act 1 scene one means that he knows well that he deserved the position. I lack iniquity/ Sometimes to do me service.’ Act 1 scene 2, Means he’s killed men in battle but still believes it’s deeply wrong to murder someone and sometimes he wonders if he’s not cruel enough for this job, ‘he prated, / And spoke such scurvy and provoking terms/ Against your honor, / That, with the little godliness I have, / I did full hard forbear him.’ Act 1 scene 2, Means he kept chattering so foolishly talking about you in such insulting and despicable terms that it was hard for him to restrain himself. ‘Casio’s a proper man: let me see now;’ Act 1 s 3’—How, how? Thou hast taken against me/ a most just exception; / but yet, I protest, I have dealt most/ directly in thy affair.’ Act 4 s 2 pg 153, Means now I see that you have some guts from this moment on I have a higher opinion of you than before. Othello Quotes ACT 3 SCENE 3 – TEMPTATION SCENE, Look to her , Moor, if thou hast eyes to see / she has deceived her father , and may thee – act 1 scene 3 – brabantio, Later used in the play by Iago as evidence of D infidelity, He takes her by the palm. They are not ever jealous for the cause But jealous for they’re jealous. (3.4.) (3.3.) 286). For whiles this honest fool / piles Desdemona to repair his fortune / I’ll pour this pestilence into his ear, Pestilence suggests connotations of disease and virus which will have the exact same effect that Iago’s lies will have on Othello Iago expresses how he likes to capitalise and exploit the positive traits others possess . Why, say they are vile and false;— / As Where’s that palace whereinto foul things/ Sometimes intrude not? As Iago makes insinuations about Desdemona’s adultery and Othello pressures him to reveal what he knows, Iago warns Othello against succumbing to jealousy. Iago’s character is consumed with hatred and envy. He thinks any man who seems honest is honest. You’ve been punished for policy reason not because he dislikes you. No it’s better to hide it , I’m not who I appear to be, Iago tells brabantio he’s been robbed, half his soul has been ripped out and an old black ram is having sex with his little white lamb. Means I have a bad tendency to be suspicious of people and look too closely into what they’re doing I often imagine crimes that aren’t rlly there. Othello- His imagery is growing darker. I can’t let that happen. By using the word “pestilence” which has connotations to disease and viruses, it reveals the effect that Iago intends his lies to have on Othello. Who is so pure they never think a bad thought? ‘For my manhood, honesty, or wisdom, / To let you know my thoughts.’ Act 3 s 3. The best quotes from Othello by William Shakespeare - organized by theme, including book location and character - with an explanation to help you understand! Advice Iago gives to Cassio to get back into othellos good books Which means go open your heart to her ask her to help you get back in your position she is so generous so kind and ready to help that she thinks it’s wrong not to do everything she can even more than she is asked to do. / When this advice is free I give and honest’ Act 2 scene 3 in soliloquy. Iago Quotes in Othello. Means we achieve things with our intelligence not by magic and intelligent planning takes time. The quote reveals Othello’s blind spot where Iago is concerned, and sets the stage for how Othello’s belief in Iago’s integrity and honesty will lead to disaster. I have the feeling the moor slept with my wife. But you act like devils when someone offends you . Show More. He explains to the audience that even circumstantial evidence such as this which would be dismissed by anyone with a clear mind – to Othello who is already twisted with jealousy will see it as absolute The comparison to ‘Holy Writ’ gives the impression of the evidence being set in stone , utterly convincing to someone in Othello’s state of mind, Act 3 scene 3 – Iago Look to your wife; observe her well with Cassio / wear your eyes thus: not jealous nor secure, Crucial suggestion to the success of Iago’s plan having constructed Cassio to appeal to Desdemona’s good nature he will give Othello countless opportunities to see them together Desdemona’s appeal on behalf of Cassio will also take on new meaning in the eyes of Othello Iago’s control of this conversation has been total and he can now openly suggest the idea of Cassio and Desdemona knowing that Othello has already come up with it himselfThat control has now extended to Othello a actions, Act 3 scene 3 -Iago O beware, my lord, of jealousy! Refers to Cassio as an ‘honest fool’ which he can manipulateAlso intends to turns Desdemona’s “virtue into pitch” suggesting that her willingness to assist Cassio will be misconstructed, Act 2 scene 3 – Iago That shall enmesh them all, Act 3 scene 3 – Iago I will in Cassio’s lodging lose this napkin / and let him find it Trifles light as air / are to the jealous confirmations strong / as proofs of Holy Writ, Iago realised the handkerchief represents their faith and commitment Iago uses this as proof that Othello has demanded. No he’s got to die. Cassio, I love thee / but never more be officer of mine – act 2 scene 3, Dramatic irony ‘mince this matter’ is obvious O believes story Iago tells is only part of truth which is correct however O believes truth to be is that C has more involvement than is being told Reality is Iago leaves his own meddling in affairs which led to the brawl End of his speech Iago has successfully discredited Cassio in the eyes of Othello Brief and bold judgement “never more be officer of mine” – demonstrates effective and authoritative leadership Audience sees Othello is rash and quick to judgment believing what he hearsBecomes his flaw as play progresses, I hate the Moor / But I for mere suspicion in that kind / Will do, as if for surety – act 1 scene 3 – Iago, End of first act Iago revels his hatred for Othello. Othello says this to Iago after starting to become suspicious about what might be happening between Desdemona and Cassio. That thought keeps gnawing me eating me up inside. He knows that Roderigo lusts after Desdemona and is angry to learn that she is married Othello. 1. It also is the first seed planted in his game of deception. Bitter about being passed up for Cassio's post, Iago reveals he serves Othello only to serve himself. Word Count: 591. ‘It is engender’s: — hell and night/ Must bring this monstrous birth to the world’s light.’ Act 1 scene 3. She’ll need to see someone with a handsome face someone close to age someone who looks and acts like her Othello isn’t any of those thing. Iago mentions this suspicion again at the end of Act II, scene i, explaining that he lusts after Desdemona because he wants to get even with Othello “wife for wife” (II.i. When devils are about to commit their biggest sins they put on their most heavenly faces just like I’m doing now pg 71, ‘I’ll pour this pestilence into his ear, —/ That she reveals him for her body’s lust;/ And by how much she strives to do him good, / She Shall undo her credit with the Moor. ‘Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got with- / out merit and lost without deserving: you have lost no reputa- / tion at all, unless you repute yourself such a loser’ Act 2 s 3, Means – Reputation is a useless and fake quality that others impose on us. - Poison is a metaphor for Iago's manipulation leading to Othello's downfall - Imagery - Iago clearly recognises the poison effect and controls it. Iago exploits everyone’s weaknesses and in turn this reveals his own weakness, greed. It’s too bad. Iago (to Othello) Good name in man and woman, dear my lord, Is the immediate jewel of their souls Meaning: referring to reputation—how it is everything although he just said reputation does not matter to Cassio (half truth) Iago (to Othello) Oh, beware, my lord, of jealousy!It is the green-eyed monster which doth mockThe meat it feeds on. ‘O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; / It is the green-ey’d monster which doth mock/ The meat it feeds on: that cuckold lives in bliss/ Who, certain of his fate, loves not his wronger; / But O, what damnèd minutes tells he o’er/ Who dotes, yet doubts, suspects, yet strongly loves!’ Act 3 s 3. Means a good reputation is the most valuable thing we have men and woman alike. You want me to say what I’m thinking? If rod survives he’ll as for the gold and jewellery that I stole from him and said I gave to des. (Iago, Act 1 scene 3) Put money in thy purse. ‘Thus do I ever make my fool my purse;’ Act 1 scene 3. 58). ‘I’ll warrant her, full Of game.’ Act 2 s 3 She’s good in bed too – meaning ‘What an eye she has! His suggestion is a subtle mutiny aimed at Roderigo. At, well said, whisper! ‘you’re robb’d;’ Act 1 scene 1’you have lost half your soul;’ Act 1 scene 1 pg 5 ‘Even now, now, very now, an old black ram/ Is tupping your white ewe.’ Act 1 scene 1. Pg 52. I’ll make the moor thank me, love me and reward me even though the joke will be on him the whole time. ‘we work by wit, and not by witchcraft; / And wit depends on dilatory time./ Does’t not go well?.’ Act 2 s 3. I love her too not simply out of lust but also to feed my revenge . Othello appoints Iago to be that officer, because "A man he is of honesty and trust" (1.3.284).A little later, Othello entrusts Iago with the responsibility of escorting Desdemona to Cyprus, and asks him to have Iago's wife be her companion. He supspects her but still loves her. ‘the knave is handsome, young, and hath all those requisites/ in him that folly and green minds look after: a pestilent/ complete knave; and the woman hath found him already.’ Act 2 s 1, ‘They met so near/ with their lips that their breaths embraced together.’ Act 2 s 1, They were so close that their breath was mingling, ‘he is rash, and very sudden in choler,’ Act 2 s 1, ‘That Cassio loves her, I do well believe it; / That she loves him, ‘it’s apt, and of great credit: / The Moor, —howbeit that I endure him not, —/ Is Of a constant, loving, noble nature; / And, I dare think, he’ll prove to Desdemon/ A most dear husband. She lied to her father to marry you and when she pretended to be afraid of you she loved you the most. Act 2 Scene 3 Iago: Iago explains how he will turn the pureness and virtuousness into disgust, undoing all the characteristics that Othello loves about her. There’s none so foul and foolish thereunto, / But dies foul pranks which fair and wise ones do.’ Act 2 scene 1, Means no matter how ugly or stupid the woman is she plays the same dirty tricks that the smart and pretty ones do, ‘you are well tun’d now! Troubling racial aspects of this play is the public perception of black people is violent and savage. If thou canst cuckold him, thou dost thyself a pleasure, me a sport. (Cassio, Act 2 Scene 3) That’s the kind of argument you’d expect from Satan! That is, he knows that saying the word “jealousy” and conjuring an offensive visual image will intensify Othello’s concern. In the play, Iago feeds Othello lies about his wife Desdemona. Means it wouldn’t be wise or responsible for me to tell you them. Othello – Iago quotes. Feel free to share your favorite quotes from Othello in the comments section below. You women are all the same you’re as pretty as pictures when you’re out in public but in your own houses your as noisy as jangling bells in your own kitchens you act like wildcats you make yourselves sound like saints when you’re complaining g about something. O, I have lost my reputation! Look to her , Moor, if thou hast eyes to see / she has deceived her father , and may thee – act 1 scene 3 – brabantio: Later used in the play by Iago as evidence of D infidelity: He takes her by the palm. Whether he kills Cassio or Cassio kills him they kill each other it all works in my favour. What you know, you know / from this time forth I never will speak word – act 5 scene 2 – Iago, Iago last lines – defiant, rebellious and enhance the ambiguity of the nature of the nature of his character for the audience For audience rather meek ending for a villain such as Iago Adds to enigmatic nature of his evil and suggests he was operating entirely without motive Motives have been questionable and founded mainly on rumour and hearsay Fact he offers no explanation seems to make his actions all the more worse and furthers the link made between him and the devil, I look down towards his feet – but that’s a fable / if that thou best a devil, I cannot kill thee – act 5 scene 2 – othello, O refers to a fable as he looks at Iago’s feet He is checking for clove hooves suggestive of the fact O believes Iago must be the devil Iago finally seen for the diabolical villain who convinced everyone of his honesty He became a confidant and advisor to all whiles simultaneously scheming to bring down othello , Cassio and Desdemona, Now whether he kill Cassio or Cassio him or each do kill the other, Repetition of or suggests elements of uncertainty at this point , Iago the main instigator doesn’t know what will happen either way it will work in his favour, I am not what I am – act 1 scene 1 – Iago, The contradiction of this statement clearly establishes Iago’s duplicity early in the drama how he appears throughout the play is very different from the relations of his beliefs and motivesEstablishes the demonic nature of his character – that his outward appearance is merely to conceal his true self, Like a poisonous mineral, gnaw my inwards / till I am evened with him wife for wife – act 2 scene 2, Uses imagery to describe the effect he thought of his wife’s affair with Othello has on him He compares the feeling to a poisonous mineral working on his stomach Iago is clearly jealous of othello and uses this rumour as justification for his actions He refers to squaring things “wife for wife” suggesting he fully intends to use Desdemona in order to destroy othello, Do it with poison. 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