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  1. Mar 2024
    1. not share her thoughts, who could see men pursuing herbut not pay them any attention . . . that's the sort ofwoman—DESDEMONATo do what?DESDEMONAThe sort of woman to do what?IAGOTo suckle fools and chronicle small beer.

      That "perfect woman" or deserving woman will not do her job properly -- a woman must be imperfect to be a woman?

    2. I won his daughter.

      The diction is yet again paralleled to the military aspect that he just mentioned -- he is still a soldier, still a warlord, still someone that wins battles -- not an equal in love ?

    3. Being not deficient, blind, or lame of sense

      Like a puppet, he imposes his own senses, perception as her own

  2. Jan 2024
    1. My noble father,I do perceive here a divided duty.To you I am bound for life and education.My life and education both do learn meHow to respect you. You are the lord of duty.I am hitherto your daughter. But here’s my husband.And so much duty as my mother showedTo you, preferring you before her father,So much I challenge that I may professDue to the Moor my lord

      Shows that she is nothing as an individual but solely as an asset to both-- who she recognizes herself as is completely solely based on her roles in men's life.

    2. BRABANTIOMy daughter! Oh, my daughter!BRABANTIOMy daughter! Oh, my daughter!ALLDead?ALLIs she dead?BRABANTIOAy, to me.She is abused, stol'n from me, and corruptedBy spells and medicines bought of mountebanks

      Her father considers her dead because she has shown a side of her that doesn't fit in his stereotypical thinking -- she has shown dynamism, less of an object and more of a person.

    3. I say again, hath made a gross revolt,Tying her duty, beauty, wit, and fortunesIn an extravagant and wheeling strangerOf here and everywhere

      These are all the characteristics they value in her, like a new car.

    4. Even now, now, very now, an old black ramIs tupping your white ewe.

      Dehumanization and picturing the relationship as a horrid rape and beastiality between Desdemona and Othello, capturing the Social Identity Theory at its finest.

    5. Presently.Therefore confess thee freely of thy sin,For to deny each article with oathCannot remove nor choke the strong conceptionThat I do groan withal. Thou art to die.

      Evidence to show that, explicitly, no matter what she says or does, he has excluded her reason and fixed his mind on one solution: to kill her, to be rid of her. Shows the stubbornness of the mind and his view of her still as an object. Manhood/chivalry = Isolated and stubborn choices.

    6. Preferment goes by letter and affection,And not by old gradation, where each secondStood heir to th' first.

      A kind of juxtaposition between the "womanly" / "witch-like" Michael Cassio and the "chivalrous" and "honest" man Iago (as seen by him), showing the perception of men and women.

    7. A fellow almost damned in a fair wife

      Demonstrates the view of women as two-dimensional tools with specific and sole uses for men, who cannot take or assume any other role that men may.