48 Matching Annotations
  1. Apr 2024
    1. A murder, which I thought a sacrifice

      Sacrifice of what? Does he truly believe what he is doing is right so that Desdemona does not cheat on other men? Is this really his righteousness at play?

      Or is he sacrificing a part of him, his heart?

    2. But, alas, to make meThe fixèd figure for the time of scornTo point his slow and moving finger at!Yet could I bear that too, well, very well.But there where I have garnered up my heart,Where either I must live or bear no life,The fountain from the which my current runsOr else dries up—to be discarded thence!

      He actually admits to his pride not being something that kills him, he can put up with all but the pain of his heart, that is his true motivation. So it is Desdemona's love and adoration that focuses on him that keeps him going.

  2. Mar 2024
    1. Good, good, the justice of it pleases! Very good!

      Even the way he wants to kill her comes down to pride, justice, and his tightly held "Venetian morality" that comes from Iago's advice, all because he cannot trust his own morality and create his own convictions

    2. A hornèd man’s a monster and a beast.

      Pride, again

    3. Good name in man and woman, dear my lord,Is the immediate jewel of their souls

      Central theme, all is nothing but reputation and pride. These foolish constructs!

    4. The Moor repliesThat he you hurt is of great fame in CyprusAnd great affinity, and that in wholesome wisdomHe might not but refuse you.

      Othello is subjective about his "universal" morals based on the ranking, standing and pride (manliness) of who Cassio hurts. If it be a beggar, it would have been no problem?

    5. I’ll pour this pestilence into his ear:That she repeals him for her body’s lust.

      Again, he is like the little devil on the shoulder, a little counsel that stirs up existing insecurity

    6. Reputation, reputation, reputation! Oh, I have lost myreputation! I have lost the immortal part of myself, andwhat remains is bestial. My reputation, Iago, myreputation!

      Cassio quite literally proclaims how his reputation and pride are the things connecting him to heaven, to divinity, to humanity, but which are void of life and actually destroy him. One without reputation and pride is nothing but a beast, what Othello fears he will be as a Moor.

    7. But men are men, the best sometimes forget.

      To. be a man is to maintain dignity

    8. For Christian shame, put by this barbarous brawl.

      Pride has to do with morality of the Church. What aids their downfall is morality. This has ties to Blake, how religion is a restriction of freedom and true innocence.

    9. Are we turned Turks?

      Othello describes this chaos as Turks, as the foreign, as the other, as the out-group. This means he prizes his in-group due to their civility and restraint -- in other words their ability to maintain composure for the sake of pride. The rejection of the inner demon only creates more destruction (Inferior Function)

    10. And ’tis great pity that the noble MoorShould hazard such a place as his own secondWith one of an ingraft infirmity

      Vulnerability is seen as the vice in this case. The absence of pride and ego. And yet that is what would prevent Iago's manipulative plot, the understanding and the released grip of pride and ego, and the acceptance of less noble intentions

    11. Perhaps he sees it not, or his good naturePrizes the virtue that appears in CassioAnd looks not on his evils. Is not this true?

      He will eventually turn on Cassio, so he will see his evils, but he not until the end will see Iago's evils, because perhaps Iago is a part of each, and pride is what covers them from accepting and admitting their inner evils.

    12. Tis pride that pulls the country down,Then take thine auld cloak about thee.Some wine, ho

      Iago is directly stating, or singing, while all are under his curse, that it is pride that pulls each down -- and he is merely showing its effects. Kind of 4th wall

    13. Hath leaped into my seat. The thought whereofDoth, like a poisonous mineral, gnaw my inwards,And nothing can or shall content my soulTill I am evened with him, wife for wife

      Again, as a possession -- he sees his wife as a possession and is not jealous because it is her who has been stolen away, but because Othello is looking down on Iago and his ego is hurt.

    14. The trust, the office I do hold of you,Not only take away, but let your sentenceEven fall upon my life.

      Willing to leverage, but also highlights another side to Othello -- he is a prideful man who has the need to prove things, to win in chivalry -- not so much her love, but the fact he has her love.

    1. Many contemporaries connected slavery to English idleness. WilliamByrd weighed in on the ban against slavery in Georgia in a letter to aGeorgia trustee. He saw how slavery had sparked discontent among poorwhites in Virginia, who routinely refused to “dirty their hands with Labourof any kind,” preferring to steal or starve rather than work in the fields.Slavery ruined the “industry of our White People,” he confessed, for theysaw a “Rank of Poor Creatures below them,” and detested the thought ofwork out of a perverse pride, lest they might “look like slaves.”
  3. Jun 2023
    1. People of the last days will be abound:

      1) Selfish - Symptom: Increase in Divorce Rates

      2) Enjoy pleasure > God - Sin has an addictive & deceptive nature, it gives pleasure. (think of porn)

      3) Lukewarmness (have a form of godliness but deny the power thereof)

      They will not be caught up with the Lord during the rapture.

      Be ready for the rapture at all times because it will come like a thief in the night.

  4. Feb 2023
    1. he research skills that Eco teaches areperhaps even more relevant today. Eco’s system demandscritical thinking, resourcefulness, creativity, attention todetail, and academic pride and humility; these are preciselythe skills that aid students overwhelmed by the ever-grow-ing demands made on their time and resources, and confusedby the seemingly endless torrents of information availableto them.

      In addition to "critical thinking, resourcefulness, creativity, attention to detail, and academic pride and humility", the ability to use a note card-based research system like Umberto Eco's is the key to overcoming information overload.

  5. Dec 2022
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    1. panic as pleasure

      This recalls Maria Lucas meeting Lady Catherine in Pride and Prejudice

  7. Oct 2022
    1. I have always been impressed by those academics who can sit impassively through a complex lecture by some visiting luminary without finding it necessary to make a single note, even a furtive one on the back of an envelope. They’d lose face, no doubt, if they were seen copying it all down, like a first-year undergraduate.

      In academia, the act of not taking notes can act as an external signal of superiority or even indifference.

  8. Aug 2022
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    1. But I hate to hear you talking so like a fine gentleman, and as if women were all fine ladies, instead of rational creatures. We none of us expect to be in smooth water all our days

      It's unclear if Captain Wentworth honestly thinks women require more care and better accommodations or whether he is avoiding women in general because of Anne. This line of Mrs Croft's is beautiful. There is a modern web series adaptation called Rational Creatures. I think this is an echo of Mary Wollstonecraft, Austen uses the term again when Elizabeth Bennet is rejecting Mr Collins proposal (P&P chapter 19)

    2. Admiral and Mrs Croft, who seemed particularly attached and happy

      There are few happy couples in Austen, another example is the Gardiners in Pride and Prejudice.

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    1. three miles

      The same distance of Netherfield from Longbourn in Pride and Prejudice but for some reason Uppercross feels much further from Kellynch Hall.

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    1. youthful infatuation

      Potential parallels to Mr Bennet's feelings for Mrs Bennett in Pride and Prejudice. Mr Bennet had been "captivated by youth and beauty, and that appearance of good-humour which youth and beauty generally give, [and] had married a woman whose weak understanding and illiberal mind had very early in their marriage put an end to all real affection for her." (P&P Chapter 42) Perhaps this also parallels Sir Thomas Bertram's feelings for Lady Bertram in Mansfield Park. It's never stated that Sir Thomas regrets his match but she "captivated" him (chapter 1 MP) and became a "woman who spent her days in sitting, nicely dressed, on a sofa, doing some long piece of needlework, of little use and no beauty, thinking more of her pug than her children" (chapter 2 MP). It seems more fitting somehow that it was the men making choices led my their hormones more than the women (though you must consider Lydia Bennet). Austen points out constantly how women had few choices in life and marriage, they had to make good ones as they would be trapped, they did not have the same freedoms as men.

  12. Jun 2022
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    1. Every morning now brought its regular duties—shops were to be visited; some new part of the town to be looked at; and the pump-room to be attended, where they paraded up and down for an hour, looking at everybody and speaking to no one.

      For a comparative analysis of Northanger Abbey's and Pride and Prejudice's depictions of the city in relation to contemporary ideas of the city "as moral pollution," see Celia Eason's essay, "Austen’s Urban Redemption: Rejecting Richardson’s View of the City." Easton shows us how characters like Isabella Thorpe and Mr. Bennet defy contemporary ideas that women were helpless in the city or that remaining ignorant of the city proved morally useful, respectively. As Catherine's character will prove, knowing how to navigate the city and its traps is essential for any young woman.

      Citation: Easton, Celia. "Austen’s Urban Redemption: Rejecting Richardson’s View of the City." Persuasions, no. 26, 2004.

  14. Jan 2022
  15. Jun 2019
    1. AtthecoreofmyargumentisthewayinwhichGooglebiasessearchtoitsowneconomicinterests—foritsprofitabilityandtobolsteritsmarketdominanceatanyexpense

      I have been trying to avoid the word "money" in my annotations to avoid coming off as anti-capitalist as I really am, but yes: Corporations do not give a care about individuals or marginalized groups outside of how they can profit off of their oppression. Remember this June; this Pride Month; that any company selling you rainbow merchandise is not doing it out of legitimate care about LGBTQ+ rights but because it's profitable! Yes, even if they're giving 20% of proceeds to charity - where do you think the other 80% goes?

  16. May 2019
    1. caprice

      "Freak, fancy, whim"

      • A Dictionary of the English Language Volume 1 By Samuel Johnson, John Walker, Robert S. Jameson

      "A sudden and unaccountable change of mood or behavior" (OED).

  17. Feb 2019
  18. Dec 2018
    1. seven or eight and twenty

      This is around the same age as some of Austen's male love interests. Mr. Darcy was 28. Many of the male targets of Austen's marriage plots were older than their female counterparts.

    2. incongruity

      Austen reiterates the idea of gossip that is mistaken and misconstrued, and it is both relatively innocuous and sometimes effective to the plot by introducing conflict. For example, in Pride and Prejudice with the gossip over Mr. Bingley and who would join his party, the story of Mr. Darcy's treatment of Mr. Wickham, and then the suggested engagement between Darcy and Lizzy Bennett.

    3. "move in a circle"

      This phrase is often used in Austen's works, referring to the particular society or selected families a person interacts with, and which usually indicates a level of social class. In Pride and Prejudice, Mrs. Gardener says she "moved in different circles" from the Darcys, and in Emma, Mrs. Elton hopes to install Miss Fairfax as a governess in a better circle than she might be able to procure on her own.

    4. Links to common words/themes throughout the annotations

  19. Apr 2018
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  20. Dec 2017
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  21. Oct 2017
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  22. Sep 2017
    1. a happy married future can hold more of the same, not the wholesale change Elizabeth anticipates

      By comparing Pride and Prejudice's concerns of marriage to Emma and Mansfield Park, Moe improves her argument about Austen's comprehension of marriage by using relevant texts to apply to Charlotte and Elizabeth's respective situations.

  23. Sep 2016
    1. And condemned for what? For practicing devotion, For a reverence that was right?”

      Antigone is portraying herself as a martyr. She intentionally disobeyed Creon, not only to stay true to her beliefs, but also because she knew she would be put to death. Thus, she would become immortalized as a symbol of rebellion and would expose the corruption and injustice behind Creon and his power. She also seemed to be driven by her own pride and inability to compromise her beliefs and therefore lost her life in return. Antigone then killed herself as another act of pride, so she would be able to be in control of her own demise, rather than be executed by the hands of another. Antigone's actions and motives demonstrate that she too was fighting for power in the situation, whether it be because of her pride or seeing herself as the role of martyr.

  24. Oct 2015
  25. Sep 2015
    1. inducingcompassion makes people say that they feel more similar to others, and in particular,vulnerableothers, whereas inducing pride makes people feel different from vulnerable others.
    2. Pride doesn’t illicit and upregulation of vagal tone, pride instead causes very littlechange because again pride is self-focused as opposed to focused on others.
  26. Nov 2013
    1. The pride connected with knowing and sensing lies like a blinding fog over the eyes and senses of men, thus deceiving them concerning the value of existence.

      The human pride, synonymous with ego.

    2. The pride

      I like this word, not sure if meant to create a double meaning. Pride as in the feeling, but pride as in the group.

    3. The pride connected with knowing and sensing lies like a blinding fog over the eyes and senses of men, thus deceiving them concerning the value of existence. For this pride contains within itself the most flattering estimation of the value of knowing. Deception is the most general effect of such pride, but even its most particular effects contain within themselves something of the same deceitful character.

      Is ignorance better than knowledge?

  27. Sep 2013
    1. No, it is evident that these students cross the sea and pay out money and go to all manner of trouble because they think that they themselves will be the better for it and that the teachers here are much more intelligent than those in their own countries. This ought to fill all Athenians with pride and make them appreciate at their worth those who have given to the city this reputation.

      Appealing to patriotism, national identity, and authority figures