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By William Shakespeare

In Othello, Shakespeare creates robust drama from a wedding among the unique Moor Othello and the Venetian girl Desdemona that starts with elopement and mutual devotion and ends with jealous rage and loss of life. Shakespeare builds many variations into his hero and heroine, together with race, age, and cultural history. but such a lot readers and audiences think the couple’s robust love may conquer those variations have been it now not for Iago, who units out to damage Othello. Iago’s fake insinuations approximately Desdemona’s infidelity draw Othello into his schemes, and Desdemona is subjected to Othello’s frightening verbal and actual assaults.

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Ninety six Beshrew me a lot, Emilia. i used to be, unhandsome97 warrior98 as i'm, Arraigning99 his unkindness100 with101 my soul. one hundred fifty yet now i locate I had suborned102 the witness, And he’s indicted falsely. Emilia Pray heaven or not it's country issues, as you're thinking that, And no conception103 nor no jealous toy104 referring to you. a hundred and fifty five 86 obvious, obvious 87 muddled, careworn 88 bicker, argue 89 lesser, reduce ninety things/matters ninety one brings, introduces ninety two we girls ninety three men ninety four from ninety five observance of forms/customs ninety six the bridal = marriage ninety seven defective, green, unskillful 98“O my reasonable warrior” are Othello’s first phrases to her to her, in act 2, scene 1 ninety nine accusing a hundred absence of affection/consideration one zero one from, via the viewpoint of 102 unlawfully secured fake testimony 103 idea, mind's eye 104 trifle, crotchet, fancy one hundred thirty five act three • scene four Desdemona lamentably the day, I by no means gave him reason. Emilia yet jealous souls usually are not answered105 so. they don't seem to be ever jealous for the reason, yet jealous for they're jealous. it's a monster a hundred and sixty Begot upon itself, born on itself. Desdemona Heaven continue that monster from Othello’s brain! Emilia woman, amen. Desdemona i'm going to cross search him. Cassio, stroll hereabout. If I do locate him healthy, I’ll stream your swimsuit, a hundred sixty five And search to impact it to my uttermost. Cassio I humbly thank your ladyship. exeunt Desdemona and Emilia input Bianca Bianca Save106 you, buddy Cassio! Cassio What make you from107 domestic? How is it with you, my so much reasonable Bianca? one hundred seventy certainly, candy love, i used to be coming for your apartment. Bianca and that i used to be going on your accommodation, Cassio. What? maintain every week away? Seven days and nights? 8 score108 8 hours? And fans’ absent hours, extra tedious than the dial,109 8 ranking occasions? O weary reckoning. a hundred and ten a hundred seventy five Cassio Pardon me, Bianca. a hundred and five rebutted, chuffed 106 may perhaps God deliver/protect (a traditional greeting) 107 make you from = are you doing clear of 108 a rating = 20 109 dial of a clock a hundred and ten calculation, computation 136 act three • scene four i've got this whereas with leaden ideas been pressed, yet I shall in a extra continuate111 time Strike off this score112 of absence. candy Bianca, Take me this determine. he provides her Desdemona’s handkerchief Bianca O Cassio, whence got here this? this is often a few token from a more recent good friend. one hundred eighty To the felt113 absence now i think a reason. Is’t114 come to this? good, good. Cassio visit, girl! Throw your vile guesses within the devil’s the teeth, From whence you have115 them. you're jealous now That this can be from a few mistress, a few remembrance. 185 No, in reliable troth, Bianca. Bianca Why, whose is it? Cassio i do know now not neither. 116 i discovered it in my chamber, i admire the paintings good. Ere or not it's demanded,117 As like sufficient it's going to, I’d have it copied. Take it, and do’t, and depart me for this time. 118 one hundred ninety Bianca go away you? Wherefore? Cassio I do attend right here at the common, And imagine it no addition,119 nor my want, 111 extra continuate = extra lasting/less interrupted 112 strike off this ranking = cancel/pay off this reckoning/tally mark 113 perceived, skilled 114 is’t = has it a hundred and fifteen acquired 116 both 117 requested for, asked 118 this time = now 119 extra honor 137 act three • scene four To have him see me womaned.

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