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  1. Jan 2024
    1. 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.

    2. thou hast enchanted her!

      Othello is seen as the witch, not desdemona, yet. Both desdemona and othello are seen as completely 2D forms of everything their stereotype says.

    3. Is there not charmsBy which the property of youth and maidhoodMay be abused? Have you not read, Roderigo,Of some such thing?

      Belief of witchery

    4. Why, wherefore ask you this?

      Huge contrast between Brabantio and Iago's speech. Iago speaks with great rhetoric and symbolism with souls and devils, indicating his own witchery. This is contrasted with the conversational style of Brabantio.

    5. Poison his delight,Proclaim him in the streets. Incense her kinsmen,And, though he in a fertile climate dwell,Plague him with flies. Though that his joy be joyYet throw such changes of vexation on’t,As it may lose some colo

      "Poison" "Incense" "Plague" "Vexation" all signify witchery, indicating the motif of mutual witchery. What one hates in oneself will be targeted to the outside?