526 Matching Annotations
  1. Mar 2017
    1.   OTHELLO Oth V.ii.130  She's like a liar gone to burning hell: Oth V.ii.131.1  'Twas I that killed her.   EMILIA Oth V.ii.131.2                           O, the more angel she, Oth V.ii.132  And you the blacker devil!

      Desdemona lies to save her husband--the only time she lies, yet she is still accused of being a lying whore.

    2. DESDEMONA Oth V.ii.123  A guiltless death I die.   EMILIA Oth V.ii.124  O, who hath done this deed?   DESDEMONA Oth V.ii.125  Nobody – I myself – farewell. Oth V.ii.126  Commend me to my kind lord – O, farewell!

      How did she come back to life for a time?

    3. It is the very error of the moon; error (n.) 1 wandering, roaming, straying [from a course] Oth V.ii.111  She comes more nearer earth than she was wont, wont (v.) be accustomed, used [to], be in the habit of See Topics: Frequency count Oth V.ii.112  And makes men mad.

      What kind of deep shit is this?

    4. Methinks it should be now a huge eclipse methinks(t), methought(s) (v.) it seems /seemed to me See Topics: Frequency count Oth V.ii.101  Of sun and moon, and that th' affrighted globe affrighted (adj.) alarmed, frightened, terrified Oth V.ii.102.1  Should yawn at alteration.

      There should be a huge eclipse of the sun and the moon, now that Desdemona’s no longer on this earth.

      Othello immediately seems to regret it

    5. But while I say one prayer!   OTHELLO Oth V.ii.84.2                           It is too late.

      She wants to say one prayer. Othello does not let her.

    6.  Sweet soul, take heed, Oth V.ii.51  Take heed of perjury: thou art on thy death-bed.

      haha that's funny because she's on the bed she's about to die on. Wow. Fucking claps Shakespeare.

    7. Put out the light, and then put out the light:

      turn off the light, then kill her

    8. Yet I'll not shed her blood, Oth V.ii.4  Nor scar that whiter skin of hers than snow, Oth V.ii.5  And smooth as monumental alabaster:

      So he won't harm her, but he will kill her?

    1. I am no strumpet, but of life as honest strumpet (n.) harlot, prostitute, whore Oth V.i.123.1  As you that thus abuse me. abuse (v.) 2 misuse, maltreat, treat badly, wrong   EMILIA Oth V.i.123.2                           As I? Foh! Fie upon thee!

      It's true that Bianca as as honest as Emilia, and Emilia as whorish as Bianca, since we know that Emilia would cheat. She uses her word when convenient. She may have not cheated and become a strumpet yet, but just because she hasn't acted on her intentions, does that not mean she is one at heart?

    2. This is the night afore (adv.) in front, ahead Oth V.i.129  That either makes me, or fordoes me quite.

      turning point

    3. Forth of my heart those charms, thine eyes, are blotted; charm (n.) 1 magic spell, enchantment Oth V.i.36  Thy bed, lust-stained, shall with lust's blood be spotted

      Dramatic Irony

    4. I have rubbed this young quat almost to the sens

      Ha. Iago is relating Rodirigo to an annoying pimple

    1. et have we some revenge. Let husbands know Oth IV.iii.93  Their wives have sense like them: they see and smell, Oth IV.iii.94  And have their palates both for sweet and sour Oth IV.iii.95  As husbands have. What is it that they do, Oth IV.iii.96  When they change us for others? Is it sport? sport (n.) 3 sexual recreation, intercourse, amorous dalliance Oth IV.iii.97  I think it is. And doth affection breed it? affection (n.) 3 desire, passion, lustful feeling Oth IV.iii.98  I think it doth. Is't frailty that thus errs? Oth IV.iii.99  It is so too. And have not we affections, Oth IV.iii.100  Desires for sport, and frailty, as men have? frailty (n.) 1 moral weakness, shortcoming, liability to give in to temptation Oth IV.iii.101  Then let them use us well: else let them know Oth IV.iii.102  The ills we do, their ills instruct us so. ill (n.) 1 wrong, injury, harm, evil  

      Husbands need to know that their wives are human beings too. They see, smell, and taste sweet and sour just like their husbands. Why do they replace us with other women? Do they do it for fun? I think they do. Is it out of lust? I think so. Is it a weakness? It is. And don’t we have passions, and a taste for fun, and weaknesses, just like men? Then tell them to treat us well. Or let them figure out that the bad things we do are just what we learned from them.

    2. Why, the wrong is but a wrong i'th' world; and Oth IV.iii.80  having the world for your labour, tis a wrong in your Oth IV.iii.81  own world, and you might quickly make it right.

      Why, a bad action is just a wrong in this world, but when you’ve won the whole world, it’s a wrong in your own world, so you can make it right then.


    3. Dost thou in conscience think – tell me, Emilia – conscience (n.) 2 real knowledge, internal conviction, true understanding Oth IV.iii.59  That there be women do abuse their husbands abuse (v.) 1 deceive, mislead, fool, cheat Oth IV.iii.60.1  In such gross kind? gross (adj.) 7 coarse, vulgar, unrefined   EMILIA Oth IV.iii.60.2                           There be some such, no question.   DESDEMONA Oth IV.iii.61  Wouldst thou do such a deed for all the world?

      Desdemona can't believe there are women who would cheat on their husbands. Desdemona is pure.

    4. Her salt tears fell from her and softened the stones –

      me liek

    1. Every day thou daff'st me with some device

      Well shit, Rodirigo is onto Iago. Everyone is.

    2. fie upon them! Some such squire he was squire (n.) 5 [contemptuous] fellow Oth IV.ii.145  That turned your wit the seamy side without wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability See Topics: Frequency count Oth IV.ii.146  And made you to suspect me with the Moor.   IAGO Oth IV.ii.147.1  You are a fool, go to.

      Emilia figured it out! Fuck yeah! Iago is denying her claim that he believes she slept with Othello

    3. Speak within door.

      He doesn't want anyone else to hear. It might fuck up what he wants.

    4. The Moor's abused by some most villainous knave, abuse (v.) 1 deceive, mislead, fool, cheat knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue See Topics: Frequency count Oth IV.ii.139  Some base notorious knave, some scurvy fellow. base (adj.) 1 dishonourable, low, unworthy See Topics: Frequency count scurvy (adj.) 1 contemptible, despicable, wretched Oth IV.ii.140  O heaven, that such companions thou'dst unfold, companion (n.) 1 rogue, rascal, fellow unfold (v.) 2 identify, disclose, reveal Oth IV.ii.141  And put in every honest hand a whip Oth IV.ii.142  To lash the rascals naked through the wo

      Damn. Emilia don't know it but she is going off on her husband indirectly.

    5. Some cogging, cozening slave, to get some office, cogging (adj.) deceiving, cheating, double-crossing cozening (adj.) cheating, deceiving, fraudulent office (n.) 2 role, position, place, function Oth IV.ii.132  Have not devised this slander; I'll be hanged else.   IAGO Oth IV.ii.133  Fie, there is no such man! It is impossible.  

      What a fuck

    6. She says enough; yet she's a simple bawd bawd (n.) pimp, procurer, pander, go-between See Topics: Frequency count simple (adj.) 2 foolish, silly, stupid Oth IV.ii.20  That cannot say as much. This is a subtle whore, Oth IV.ii.21  A closet lock and key of villainous secrets; closet (n.) 1 private chamber, study, own room Oth IV.ii.22  And yet she'll kneel and pray – I have seen her do't.

      Othello is in such doubt, he refuses to accept any counter-evidence may be true.

    7. OTHELLO Oth IV.ii.3  Yes, you have seen Cassio and she together.   EMILIA Oth IV.ii.4  But then I saw no harm; and then I heard Oth IV.ii.5  Each syllable that breath made up between them.

      Emilia has come to the rescue! She is refuting what Othello thinks about his wife. Good Emilia!

    1. hat I have seen and known. You shall observe him, Oth IV.i.281  And his own courses will denote him so, course (n.) 2 habit, custom, practise, normal procedure denote (v.) 1 portray, depict, represent Oth IV.i.282  That I may save my speech.

      Iago will let Othello act out before he provides explanation as to what happened. That way, the explanation can fit the actions that took place.

    2.     O devil, devil! Oth IV.i.245  If that the earth could teem with woman's tears, teem (v.) 2 be made pregnant, conceive Oth IV.i.246  Each drop she falls would prove a crocodile. fall (v.) 1 drop, descend, let fall Oth IV.i.247.1  Out of my sight!

      crocodile tears---tears that are insincere.

    3.   OTHELLO Oth IV.i.240  Devil! Oth IV.i.241  He strikes her   DESDEMONA Oth IV.i.241  I have not deserved this.

      That is fucked up

    4. I thank you. How does Lieutenant Cassio?   IAGO Oth IV.i.222  Lives, sir.

      HA HA

    5. I kiss the instrument of their pleasures.

      Is this a penis reference?

    6. IAGO Oth IV.i.206  Do it not with poison; strangle her in her bed, even Oth IV.i.207  the bed she hath contaminated.

      Iago wants to make Othello a beast.

    7. OTHELLO Oth IV.i.123  (aside) So, so, so, so: they laugh that win.

      Othello assumes Cassio is being prideful. Prideful people laugh in the face of others lesser.

    8. For I will make him tell the tale anew, Oth IV.i.85  Where, how, how oft, how long ago, and when

      obsession is another vice that leads to one's fall

    9. A horned man's a monster and a beast.

      further further support. But this doesn't just incorporate jealousy now. It incorporates cheating. A cuckold is horned. Beasts are horned. Is a man truly a beast if his wife cannot sleep with him? This could be what is occurring in Othello's mind.

    10. by and by by and by (adv.) 1 immediately, straightaway, directly Oth IV.i.55  Breaks out to savage madness.

      further support for the above annotation

    11. My lord is fallen into an epilepsy. Oth IV.i.51  This is his second fit: he had one yesterday.

      EXPLANATIONOthello's jealousy must be so powerful that something is changing inside him. The epileptic fit is like a metamorphosis into a different, monsterous person. Jealousy was personified as a monster, and here we see Othello becoming the monster of Jealousy. In other words, he is becoming the monster that jealousy is, incarnate.

    12. Work on, Oth IV.i.45  My medicine, work!

      Keep working, poison! This is the way to trick gullible fools. Many good and innocent women are punished for reasons like this. poison may just refer to the lies Iago has inserted in Othello's mind

    13. Handkerchief – confession – handkerchief! To Oth IV.i.38  confess and be hanged for his labour. First to be hanged Oth IV.i.39  and then to confess! I tremble at it. Nature would not nature (n.) 3 human nature Oth IV.i.40  invest herself in such shadowing passion without some shadowing (adj.) foreshadowing, ill-boding, darkening Oth IV.i.41  instruction. It is not words that shake me thus! Pish! instruction (n.) 4 basis in fact, knowledge, information Oth IV.i.42  Noses, ears, and lips! Is't possible? – Confess? Oth IV.i.43  Handkerchief! O devil! Oth IV.i.44  He falls

      Othello's dizzying thoughts that actually make him collapse.

    1. I know not, sweet. I found it in my chamber. Oth III.iv.185  I like the work well. Ere it be demanded – demand (v.) 2 ask for, claim Oth III.iv.186  As like enough it will – I'd have it copied. like (adv.) 1 likely, probable / probably See Topics: Frequency count Oth III.iv.187  Take it and do't, and leave me for this time.

      Wow. Him liking it does not bode well for this story.

    2.  Go to, woman! Oth III.iv.180  Throw your vile guesses in the devil's teeth Oth III.iv.181  From whence you have them. You are jealous now Oth III.iv.182  That this is from some mistress, some remembrance: remembrance (n.) 4 love-token, keepsake, memento Oth III.iv.183.1  No, by my faith, Bianca.  

      Being angry does not help in this situation. It just proves the suspected guilty.

    3.   O Cassio, whence came this? Oth III.iv.177  This is some token from a newer friend. Oth III.iv.178  To the felt absence now I feel a cause. Oth III.iv.179.1  Is't come to this? Well, well.  

      Bianca has become suspicious

      Oh, Cassio, where did you get this? This is a gift from another woman, a new lover! Now I know why you’ve been staying away from me. Has it come to this? Well, well.

    4. monster f

      The monster that is jealousy

      jealousy continually personified as a monster.

    5. But jealous souls will not be answered so; Oth III.iv.156  They are not ever jealous for the cause, Oth III.iv.157  But jealous for they're jealous. It is a monster Oth III.iv.158  Begot upon itself, born on itself.

      But jealous people don’t think like that. They’re never jealous for a reason; they’re just jealous. It’s like a monster that just grows and grows, out of nothing.

      Emilia describes her husband, Iago, so well

    6. What I can do, I will; and more I will, Oth III.iv.127  Than for myself I dare. Let that suffice you.  

      Desdemona's fault is that she goes above and beyond. She is not satisfied with doing the bare minimum.

    7. 'Tis not a year or two shows us a man. Oth III.iv.100  They are all but stomachs, and we all but food; Oth III.iv.101  They eat us hungerly, and when they are full, hungerly (adv.) hungrily, greedily, avidly Oth III.iv.102  They belch us. Look you, Cassio and my husband.

      An interesting commentary about the situation, and men and women.

      Men are all the same, but it takes longer than a year or two to see how bad they are. They’re like stomachs and we’re just the food. They eat us up hungrily, and when they’re full, they vomit us up. Look, here comes Cassio and my husband.

    8. That handkerchief Oth III.iv.56  Did an Egyptian to my mother give: Oth III.iv.57  She was a charmer and could almost read charmer (n.) enchanter/enchantress, worker of charms Oth III.iv.58  The thoughts of people. She told her, while she kept it, Oth III.iv.59  'Twould make her amiable and subdue my father amiable (adj.) 2 beloved, desirable, lovable Oth III.iv.60  Entirely to her love; but, if she lost it Oth III.iv.61  Or made gift of it, my father's eye Oth III.iv.62  Should hold her loathed,

      clear parallel between story and the current situation

    9. Give me your hand. This hand is moist, my lady.

      Desdemona's hand is moist. Moist hands were supposed to indicate love.

    1. Nay, but be wise: yet we see nothing done, Oth III.iii.430  She may be honest yet. Tell me but this: Oth III.iii.431  Have you not sometimes seen a handkerchief, Oth III.iii.432  Spotted with strawberries, in your wife's hand? spotted (adj.) 3 embroidered, patterned   OTHELLO Oth III.iii.433  I gave her such a one: 'twas my first gift.   IAGO Oth III.iii.434  I know not that: but such a handkerchief – Oth III.iii.435  I am sure it was your wife's – did I today Oth III.iii.436.1  See Cassio wipe his beard with.

      more doubt. This proof is more concrete, although Othello still has not seen the actual hankerchief anywhere else other than in his wife's hands.

    2. 'Tis a shrewd doubt, though it be but a dream:

      It's not concrete proof that Desdemona has been cheating on Othello with Cassio, yet Othello is riled up so much he has resolved to "tear [Desdemona] to pieces."

    3. In sleep I heard him say ‘ Sweet Desdemona, Oth III.iii.417  Let us be wary, let us hide our loves;’ Oth III.iii.418  And then, sir, would he gripe and wring my hand,

      Iago tells Othello that Cassio is talking about Desdemona's lovely body in his sleep

    4. Behold her topped?

      Iago is riling up Othello's emotions by suggesting he could find his wife with a man atop her

    5. THELLO Oth III.iii.378  Nay, stay: thou shouldst be honest.   IAGO Oth III.iii.379  I should be wise; for honesty's a fool Oth III.iii.380.1  And loses that it works for.


    6. Villain, be sure thou prove my love a whore; Oth III.iii.357  Be sure of it: give me the ocular proof, Oth III.iii.358  Or by the worth of mine eternal soul, Oth III.iii.359  Thou hadst been better have been born a dog Oth III.iii.360.1  Than answer my waked wrath!

      Othello is pissed at iago

    7. What sense had I of her stolen hours of lust? sense (n.) 4 perception, awareness, discernment, appreciation stolen (adj.) secret, stealthy, clandestine Oth III.iii.336  I saw't not, thought it not, it harmed not me. Oth III.iii.337  I slept the next night well, was free and merry; free (adj.) 4 free of worry, untroubled, carefree Oth III.iii.338  I found not Cassio's kisses on her lips. Oth III.iii.339  He that is robbed, not wanting what is stolen, want (v.) 2 miss, feel the loss of Oth III.iii.340  Let him not know't, and he's not robbed at all.

      Othello is suspicious of Iago and wants proof, because he has found no proof that Desdemona is cheating.

    8. What will you do with't, that you have been so earnest Oth III.iii.312.1  To have me filch it?    IAGO Oth III.iii.312  (snatching it) Oth III.iii.312.2                           Why, what is that to you?   EMILIA Oth III.iii.313  If it be not for some purpose of import, import (n.) importance, significance, consequence purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan See Topics: Frequency count Oth III.iii.314  Give't me again. Poor lady, she'll run mad Oth III.iii.315  When she shall lack it.   IAGO Oth III.iii.316  Be not acknown on't: I have use for it. acknow on (v.) admit to, confess, acknowledge Oth III.iii.317  Go, leave me.

      Why isn't Emilia questioning what her husband, Iago, will do with the hankerchief? She doesn't suspect he may be cheating on her? Emilia has the power to stop what is happening. She doesn't though. She doesn't even try to inquire to Othello or other, other than her husband.

    9. I nothing, but to please his fantasy.

      a woman who loves and serves without question a mysogynistic husband.

    10. I am glad I have found this napkin: Oth III.iii.288  This was her first remembrance from the Moor.

      We know that Othello's mother embroidered the hankerchief. He gave Desdemona it. Now, he denies Desdemona's gesture with it. Is that to say he denies his mother?

    11. Let me but bind it hard, within this hour Oth III.iii.284.1  It will be well. napkin (n.) 1 handkerchief   OTHELLO Oth III.iii.284.2                           Your napkin is too little.

      Othello refuses the gesture of his love's action with napkin

    12. She did deceive her father, marrying you, Oth III.iii.205  And when she seemed to shake, and fear your looks, Oth III.iii.206.1  She loved them most.   OTHELLO Oth III.iii.206.2                           And so she did

      Iago suggesting a syllogistic reasoning as to why Desdemona is unfaithful. She deceived her father, how do we know she isn't deceiving Othello?

    13. Poor and content is rich, and rich enough; content (adj.) 2 contented, patient, accepting, undisturbed Oth III.iii.171  But riches fineless is as poor as winter, fineless (adj.) boundless, unlimited, infinite Oth III.iii.172  To him that ever fears he shall be poor. Oth III.iii.173  Good God, the souls of all my tribe defend Oth III.iii.174.1  From jealousy!

      The person who’s poor and contented is rich enough. But infinite riches are nothing to someone who’s always afraid he’ll be poor. God, help us not be jealous!

    14. O, beware, my lord, of jealousy! Oth III.iii.164  It is the green-eyed monster, which doth mock Oth III.iii.165  The meat it feeds on.

      Iago being hypocritical because he himself is jealous of Cassio having had his rank about his but now why is he continuing with the scheme? Why does he want to hurt Othello so bad? Maybe he is still pissed at the unsubstantiated surmisation that Othello slept with his wife. One thing is for sure. He is making Othello feel what he feels. He is making Othello into the jealous monster he has become.

      Beware of jealousy, my lord! It’s a green-eyed monster that makes fun of the victims it devours. The man who knows his wife is cheating on him is happy, because at least he isn’t friends with the man she’s sleeping with. But think of the unhappiness of a man who worships his wife, yet doubts her faithfulness. He suspects her, but still loves her.

    15. Good name in man and woman, dear my lord, Oth III.iii.155  Is the immediate jewel of their souls. immediate (adj.) 2 cherished, nearest the heart Oth III.iii.156  Who steals my purse, steals trash; 'tis something, nothing; Oth III.iii.157  'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands: Oth III.iii.158  But he that filches from me my good name Oth III.iii.159  Robs me of that which not enriches him Oth III.iii.160.1  And makes me poor indeed.

      Good name in man and woman, dear my lord, Is the immediate jewel of their souls. Who steals my purse steals trash. 'Tis something, nothing: 'Twas mine, ’tis his, and has been slave to thousands. But he that filches from me my good name Robs me of that which not enriches him And makes me poor indeed. IAGO A good reputation is the most valuable thing we have—men and women alike. If you steal my money, you’re just stealing trash. It’s something, it’s nothing: it’s yours, it’s mine, and it’ll belong to thousands more. But if you steal my reputation, you’re robbing me of something that doesn’t make you richer, but makes me much poorer

    16. I confess it is my nature's plague Oth III.iii.146  To spy into abuses, and of my jealousy jealousy (n.) 2 suspicious nature, apprehensive state of mind Oth III.iii.147  Shapes faults that are not


    17. Utter my thoughts. Why, say they are vile and false? false (adj.) 1 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious See Topics: Frequency count Oth III.iii.136  As where's that palace whereinto foul things Oth III.iii.137  Sometimes intrude not? Who has a breast so pure, Oth III.iii.138  But some uncleanly apprehensions apprehension (n.) 5 opinion, notion, view uncleanly (adj.) 1 unclean, dirty, filthy Oth III.iii.139  Keep leets and law-days, and in session sit leet (n.) local court of justice, manorial court Oth III.iii.140  With meditations lawful?

      Please don’t make me do that, sir. I have to obey all your orders, but surely I’m not obligated to reveal my deepest thoughts—even slaves aren’t expected to do that. You want me to say what I’m thinking? What if my thoughts are disgusting and wrong? Even good people think horrible things sometimes. Who is so pure that they never think a bad thought?

    18. Men should be what they seem; Oth III.iii.126  Or those that be not, would they might seem none!

      wise words from the deceit guy

    19. I heard thee say even now, thou lik'st not that, Oth III.iii.109  When Cassio left my wife. What didst not like?

      Iago plays dumb a little to let Othello get out of him what is lie. He allows Othello to rile up his own anger and feelings without push or without action.

    20. xcellent wretch! Perdition catch my soul, Oth III.iii.91  But I do love thee! And when I love thee not, Oth III.iii.92.1  Chaos is come again.

      Othello doubtful

    1. ago sees it is quite out of the question to enter upon a course of open hostility and revenge against his General, and the appearance of friendliness will better serve his purpose. His inferior position compels him to play the hypocrite, and appear to continue faithful to Othello. But this very position enables him the better to work out his purpose, which is not to destroy Othello, but only to disturb his relations with Desdemona, and to put him into an agony of jealousy. lago does not fully understand the fierce nature of Othello, and does not appear at first to foresee the terrible extremes to which his barbaric and ungovernable passion will drive him. He realizes that he must at no time be found in a position "Against the Moor" (I. i. 162), and therefore separates himself from Roderigo, and hastens to join himself to Othello, in order to appear on his side in the ensuing disturbance.


    1. EMILIA Oth III.i.40  Good morrow, good Lieutenant; I am sorry Oth III.i.41  For your displeasure: but all will sure be well. displeasure (n.) 2 being out of favour, discredit; or: discomfort, trouble Oth III.i.42  The General and his wife are talking of it, Oth III.i.43  And she speaks for you stoutly. The Moor replies Oth III.i.44  That he you hurt is of great fame in Cyprus, Oth III.i.45  And great affinity

      Emilia already seems to have some doubt possibly planted in her mind. She's telling Cassio of how highly she speaks of him.

    1. IAGO Oth I.iii.377  Thus do I ever make my fool my purse: Oth I.iii.378  For I mine own gained knowledge should profane Oth I.iii.379  If I would time expend with such a snipe snipe (n.) [type of bird] dupe, gull, fool Oth I.iii.380  But for my sport and profit. I hate the Moor, sport (n.) 1 recreation, amusement, entertainment See Topics: Frequency count Oth I.iii.381  And it is thought abroad that 'twixt my sheets Oth I.iii.382  He's done my office. I know not if't be true office (n.) 1 task, service, duty, responsibility See Topics: Frequency count Oth I.iii.383  But I, for mere suspicion in that kind, mere (adj.) 1 complete, total, absolute, utter See Topics: Frequency count Oth I.iii.384  Will do as if for surety. He holds me well: hold (v.) 10 consider, regard, esteem, value [as] surety (n.) 4 certainty, fact Oth I.iii.385  The better shall my purpose work on him. purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan See Topics: Frequency count Oth I.iii.386  Cassio's a proper man: let me see now; proper (adj.) 1 good-looking, handsome, comely Oth I.iii.387  To get his place and to plume up my will place (n.) 1 position, post, office, rank See Topics: Frequency count plume up (v.) furnish with plumage; put a feather in the cap of Oth I.iii.388  In double knavery. How? How? Let's see. knavery (n.) 2 treachery, trap, trickery Oth I.iii.389  After some time, to abuse Othello's ear Oth I.iii.390  That he is too familiar with his wife; Oth I.iii.391  He hath a person and a smooth dispose dispose (n.) 2 disposition, manner, bearing Oth I.iii.392  To be suspected, framed to make women false. false (adj.) 2 disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful Oth I.iii.393  The Moor is of a free and open nature, Oth I.iii.394  That thinks men honest that but seem to be so, Oth I.iii.395  And will as tenderly be led by th' nose Oth I.iii.396  As asses are. Oth I.iii.397  I have't. It is engendered. Hell and night engendered (adj.) devised, hatched, conceived Oth I.iii.398  Must bring this monstrous birth to the world's light. Oth I.iii.398  Exit

      damn man

    2. It is merely a lust of the blood and a permission of merely (adv.) 3 only, nothing more than Oth I.iii.332  the will. Come, be a man. Drown thyself? Drown cats Oth I.iii.333  and blind puppies. I have professed me thy friend, and Oth I.iii.334  I confess me knit to thy deserving with cables of perdurable perdurable (adj.) everlasting, long-lasting, enduring Oth I.iii.335  toughness. I could never better stead thee than stead (v.) help, assist, benefit Oth I.iii.336  now. Put money in thy purse. Follow thou these wars; Oth I.iii.337  defeat thy favour with an usurped beard. I say, put


    1. Now, I do love her too; Oth II.i.283  Not out of absolute lust – though peradventure peradventure (adv.) perhaps, maybe, very likely See Topics: Frequency count Oth II.i.284  I stand accountant for as great a sin –

      unreliable thoughts much?

    2. And nothing can, or shall, content my soul Oth II.i.290  Till I am evened with him, wife for wife;

      why does he think this?

    3. (aside) said, well well done Oth II.i.164  He takes her by the palm. Ay, well said, Oth II.i.165  whisper. With as little a web as this will I ensnare as Oth II.i.166  great a fly as Cassio. Ay, smile upon her, do. I will Oth II.i.167  gyve thee in thine own courtship. You say true, 'tis so gyve (v.) fetter, shackle, ensnare Oth II.i.168  indeed. If such tricks as these strip you out of your Oth II.i.169  lieutenantry, it had been better you had not kissed your lieutenantry (n.) use of subordinates, office of lieutenants Oth II.i.170  three fingers so oft, which now again you are most apt oft (adv.) often See Topics: Frequency count Oth II.i.171  to play the sir in. Very good: well kissed, an excellent sir (n.) 2 gentleman, lord, gallant, master See Topics: Address forms Oth II.i.172  courtesy! 'Tis so indeed. Yet again your fingers to your Oth II.i.173  lips? Would they were clyster-pipes for your sake! clyster-pipe (n.) enema syringe, douche tube Oth II.i.173  Trumpet Oth II.i.174.1  (aloud) The Moor! I know his trumpet.


    1. I never knew a Florentine more kind and honest


    2.   IAGO Oth III.i.35.2                           I'll send her to you presently; Oth III.i.36  And I'll devise a mean to draw the Moor mean (n.) 1 means, way, method Oth III.i.37  Out of the way, that your converse and business converse (n.) conversation, discourse, interaction Oth III.i.38.1  May be more free.   CASSIO Oth III.i.38.2                           I humbly thank you for't.

      Cassio is a little shy and afraid to encounter Othello, so Iago will get Othello out of the way, but this is about to look really bad in a hot second

    1.   Two things are to be done. Oth II.iii.372  My wife must move for Cassio to her mistress: Oth II.iii.373  I'll set her on. Oth II.iii.374  Myself the while to draw the Moor apart, Oth II.iii.375  And bring him jump when he may Cassio find jump (adv.) exactly, precisely Oth II.iii.376  Soliciting his wife. Ay, that's the way. Oth II.iii.377  Dull not device by coldness and delay.

      more added to the dramatic irony

    2. wit depends on dilatory time.

      Iago convincing Rodirigo not to leave, who has just about had enough shit. Things happen only in good time, Iago assures Rodirigo.

    3. How am I then a villain function (n.) 2 ability to exercise the faculties, natural powers Oth II.iii.339  To counsel Cassio to this parallel course course (n.) 1 course of action, way of proceeding See Topics: Frequency count Oth II.iii.340  Directly to his good? Divinity of hell! directly (adv.) 3 plainly, clearly, evidently divinity (n.) 1 theology Oth II.iii.341  When devils will the blackest sins put on, put on (v.) 1 instigate, provoke, incite Oth II.iii.342  They do suggest at first with heavenly shows Oth II.iii.343  As I do now. For whiles this honest fool Oth II.iii.344  Plies Desdemona to repair his fortunes Oth II.iii.345  And she for him pleads strongly to the Moor, Oth II.iii.346  I'll pour this pestilence into his ear: Oth II.iii.347  That she repeals him for her body's lust, repeal (v.) recall, call back [from exile] Oth II.iii.348  And by how much she strives to do him good, Oth II.iii.349  She shall undo her credit with the Moor. Oth II.iii.350  So will I turn her virtue into pitch,

      Dramatic Irony- Plot shift: Iago will whisper in Othello's ear that Desdemona is cheating with Cassio while they are talking to each other

    4. I protest in the sincerity of love and honest Oth II.iii.319  kindness.

      no you don't! You aren't doing this because you love him you sneaking fucker!!

    5. And what's he then that says I play the villain, Oth II.iii.327  When this advice is free I give, and honest,

      true af

    6. Our General's wife is Oth II.iii.306  now the General. I may say so in this respect, for that Oth II.iii.307  he hath devoted and given up himself to the contemplation, Oth II.iii.308  mark, and denotement of her parts and graces. denotement (n.) 2 account, description, making known devotement (n.) worship, reverence part (n.) 1 quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body] Oth II.iii.309  Confess yourself freely to her; importune her help to importune (v.) 2 beg [for], ask persistently [for] Oth II.iii.310  put you in your place again. She is of so free, so kind, so free (adj.) 3 noble, honourable, worthy Oth II.iii.311  apt, so blessed a disposition, that she holds it a vice in her Oth II.iii.312  goodness not to do more than she is requested.

      oh no

    7. Why, but you are now well enough! How came you Oth II.iii.286  thus recovered?   CASSIO Oth II.iii.287  It hath pleased the devil drunkenness to give place Oth II.iii.288  to the devil wrath: one unperfectness shows me another, unperfectness (n.) imperfection, defect, flaw Oth II.iii.289  to make me frankly despise myself.

      My drunkenness went away when anger took over. One weakness led to another, to make me hate myself.

    8. Come, Desdemona, 'tis the soldiers' life Oth II.iii.251  To have their balmy slumbers waked with strife.

      yes it is

    9. Though Cassio did some little wrong to him, Oth II.iii.237  As men in rage strike those that wish them best, Oth II.iii.238  Yet surely Cassio, I believe, received Oth II.iii.239  From him that fled some strange indignity Oth II.iii.240.1  Which patience could not pass. pass (v.) 16 pass over, ignore, disregard   OTHELLO Oth II.iii.240.2                           I know, Iago, Oth II.iii.241  Thy honesty and love doth mince this matter, mince (v.) 1 play down, soften, make little of Oth II.iii.242  Making it light to Cassio. Cassio, I love thee, Oth II.iii.243  But nevermore be officer of mine.

      oh no

    10. OTHELLO Oth II.iii.182  How comes it, Michael, you are thus forgot? forget (v.) 2 behave inappropriately, lose sight of one's position   CASSIO Oth II.iii.183  I pray you, pardon me: I cannot speak

      Iago has already succeeded in planting the first doubt about Michael Cassio in Othello's mind.

    11.   CASSIO Oth II.iii.148  Let me go, sir, or I'll knock you o'er the mazzard. mazzard (n.) [jocular] skull, head, bowl   MONTANO Oth II.iii.149  Come, come, you're drunk.   CASSIO Oth II.iii.150  Drunk!

      Oh no, well, that seed has been planted. And now for misinterpretation to begin.

    12. You see this fellow that's gone before: Oth II.iii.117  He is a soldier, fit to stand by Caesar Oth II.iii.118  And give direction; and do but see his vice: Oth II.iii.119  'Tis to his virtue a just equinox, equinox (n.) counterbalance, having one as long as the other Oth II.iii.120  The one as long as th' other. 'Tis pity of him. Oth II.iii.121  I fear the trust Othello puts in him, Oth II.iii.122  On some odd time of his infirmity, odd (adj.) 4 casual, chance, or other Oth II.iii.123.1  Will shake this island.   MONTANO Oth II.iii.123.2                           But is he often thus?

      Iago suggests Cassio has a drinking problem

    13. 'Fore God, this is a more exquisite song than the Oth II.iii.94  other.   IAGO Oth II.iii.95  Will you hear't again?   CASSIO Oth II.iii.96  No, for I hold him to be unworthy of his plac

      Cassio is proving his character infallible, but he is all too trusting.

    14.   IAGO Oth II.iii.44  If I can fasten but one cup upon him, Oth II.iii.45  With that which he hath drunk tonight already, Oth II.iii.46  He'll be as full of quarrel and offence Oth II.iii.47  As my young mistress' dog. Now my sick fool Roderigo, Oth II.iii.48  Whom love hath turned almost the wrong side out, Oth II.iii.49  To Desdemona hath tonight caroused carouse (v.) drink at length, imbibe long draughts Oth II.iii.50  Potations pottle-deep; and he's to watch. potation (n.) draught, drinking-bout pottle-deep (adj.) to the bottom of a two-quart vessel watch (v.) 2 keep the watch, keep guard, be on the look-out Oth II.iii.51  Three else of Cyprus, noble swelling spirits – swelling (adj.) 2 swollen [with pride], arrogant Oth II.iii.52  That hold their honours in a wary distance, Oth II.iii.53  The very elements of this warlike isle – element (n.) 6 essence, embodiment, heart and soul Oth II.iii.54  Have I tonight flustered with flowing cups, Oth II.iii.55  And they watch too. Now 'mongst this flock of drunkards, watch (v.) 2 keep the watch, keep guard, be on the look-out Oth II.iii.56  Am I to put our Cassio in some action Oth II.iii.57  That may offend the isle. But here they come; Oth II.iii.58  If consequence do but approve my dream, approve (v.) 1 prove, confirm, corroborate, substantiate consequence (n.) 1 course of events, subsequent happenings Oth II.iii.59  My boat sails freely both with wind and stream.

      Of course his intent is to deceive everyone at this ponit, but for what purpose? He's going to make everyone his enemy.

    15. I'll do't, but it dislikes me.

      Cassio relents?! Oh the fucker!!!

    16. Well, happiness to their sheets! Come, Lieutenant, Oth II.iii.27  I have a stoup of wine; and here without are a brace of stoup (n.) cup, flagon, jug, tankard Oth II.iii.28  Cyprus gallants that would fain have a measure to the fain (adv.) gladly, willingly See Topics: Frequency count measure (n.) 5 [of drink] vessel-full, tot Oth II.iii.29  health of black Othello.   CASSIO Oth II.iii.30  Not tonight, good Iago. I have very poor and Oth II.iii.31  unhappy brains for drinking. I could well wish courtesy Oth II.iii.32  would invent some other custom of entertainment.

      Iago wants to get Cassio drunk so he can make Cassio fuck up

    1. Turkish

      Turk also takes on more than one meaning, as Iago puts it when talking to Desdemona--hethen; unfathful

    1. IAGO Oth II.i.277  That Cassio loves her, I do well believe't: Oth II.i.278  That she loves him, 'tis apt and of great credit. apt (adj.) 3 natural, predictable, plausible, to be expected credit (n.) 1 credibility, believing, belief Oth II.i.279  The Moor – howbeit that I endure him not – howbeit that (conj.) although Oth II.i.280  Is of a constant, loving, noble nature, Oth II.i.281  And, I dare think, he'll prove to Desdemona Oth II.i.282  A most dear husband. Now, I do love her too; Oth II.i.283  Not out of absolute lust – though peradventure peradventure (adv.) perhaps, maybe, very likely See Topics: Frequency count Oth II.i.284  I stand accountant for as great a sin – accountant (adj.) accountable, responsible, answerable Oth II.i.285  But partly led to diet my revenge diet (v.) 2 feed to a satisfactory level, condition by feeding Oth II.i.286  For that I do suspect the lusty Moor Oth II.i.287  Hath leaped into my seat, the thought whereof Oth II.i.288  Doth, like a poisonous mineral, gnaw my inwards, Oth II.i.289  And nothing can, or shall, content my soul Oth II.i.290  Till I am evened with him, wife for wife; Oth II.i.291  Or failing so, yet that I put the Moor Oth II.i.292  At least into a jealousy so strong Oth II.i.293  That judgement cannot cure. Which thing to do Oth II.i.294  If this poor trash of Venice, whom I leash trash (v.) [hunting] rein in, keep in check, hold back Oth II.i.295  For his quick hunting, stand the putting on, putting on (n.) instigation, prompting, urging Oth II.i.296  I'll have our Michael Cassio on the hip, hip, on / upon the [wrestling] at a disadvantage, in an unfavourable position Oth II.i.297  Abuse him to the Moor in the rank garb – garb (n.) manner, style, fashion rank (adj.) 4 gross, outlandish, coarse Oth II.i.298  For I fear Cassio with my night-cap too – Oth II.i.299  Make the Moor thank me, love me, and reward me Oth II.i.300  For making him egregiously an ass, Oth II.i.301  And practising upon his peace and quiet, Oth II.i.302  Even to madness. 'Tis here, but yet confused: Oth II.i.303  Knavery's plain face is never seen till used. Oth II.i.303  Exit  


    2. IAGO Oth II.i.263  Sir, he's rash and very sudden in choler, and haply choler (n.) anger, rage, wrath haply (adv.) perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luck See Topics: Frequency count sudden (adj.) 6 unpredictable, prone to sudden violence Oth II.i.264  with his truncheon may strike at you: provoke him that truncheon (n.) 1 military baton, staff of office Oth II.i.265  he may, for even out of that will I cause these of Cyprus Oth II.i.266  to mutiny, whose qualification shall come into no true qualification (n.) true condition, character, nature Oth II.i.267  taste again but by the displanting of Cassio. So shall you Oth II.i.268  have a shorter journey to your desires by the means I Oth II.i.269  shall then have to prefer them, and the impediment most prefer (v.) 1 promote, advance, recommend Oth II.i.270  profitably removed, without the which there were no Oth II.i.271  expectation of our prosperity.

      Iago trying to get Roderigo to hate on Cassio because he's stealing Roderigo's chance with Desdemona (which we all know isn't true) and

    3. Didst thou not see her Oth II.i.247  paddle with the palm of his hand? Didst not mark that? mark (v.) 1 note, pay attention [to], take notice [of] See Topics: Frequency count paddle (v.) toy [with], play wantonly [with], fondle   RODERIGO Oth II.i.248  Yes, that I did: but that was but courtesy.   IAGO Oth II.i.249  Lechery, by this hand: an index and obscure prologue Oth II.i.250  to the history of lust and foul thoughts.

      uum no. but lol

    4. I cannot believe that in her: she's full of most Oth II.i.243  blessed condition.

      Roderigo is gullible, and Iago a liar.

    5. A pestilent complete knave; and the woman knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue See Topics: Frequency count Oth II.i.241  hath found him already.  

      basically saying: Desdemona doesn't know it yet, but she's already found the guy she is going to cheat with.

    6. Mark me with what violence she first loved the Moor, mark (v.) 1 note, pay attention [to], take notice [of] See Topics: Frequency count Oth II.i.217  but for bragging and telling her fantastical lies. And fantastical (adj.) 1 fanciful, imaginative, full of wild ideas Oth II.i.218  will she love him still for prating? Let not thy discreet prate (v.) prattle, chatter, blather See Topics: Frequency count still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually See Topics: Frequency count Oth II.i.219  heart think it. Her eye must be fed. And what delight Oth II.i.220  shall she have to look on the devil? When the blood is blood (n.) 1 passion, feeling, strong emotion [especially sexual] Oth II.i.221  made dull with the act of sport, there should be, again sport (n.) 3 sexual recreation, intercourse, amorous dalliance Oth II.i.222  to inflame it and give satiety a fresh appetite, loveliness satiety (n.) 2 wearisome gratification, tedious satisfaction Oth II.i.223  in favour, sympathy in years, manners and beauties: all favour (n.) 1 [facial] appearance, countenance, features, looks sympathy (n.) 1 accord, agreement, harmony Oth II.i.224  which the Moor is defective in.

      Iago lying to himself about the actual truth. He wants to believe so badly that Desdemona is of faulty character. He wants to believe that what she and Othello have is shallow. He'll do anything to maintain his insanity.

    7. this content

      sounds an awful lot like discontent. Was this intentional?

    8. He takes her by the palm. Ay, well said, Oth II.i.165  whisper. With as little a web as this will I ensnare as Oth II.i.166  great a fly as Cassio.

      By being a flying cunt maggot, Iago is taking advantage of Cassio's good manners toward ladies, so he can misconstrue those manners to Othello to make him fall.

    9. These are old fond paradoxes to make fools fond (adj.) 2 foolish, trifling, frivolous old (adj.) 2 hackneyed, worn-out, stale paradox (n.) statement going against accepted belief, absurdity Oth II.i.137  laugh i'th' alehouse. What miserable praise hast thou for Oth II.i.138  her that's foul and foolish? foul (adj.) 1 plain-looking, unattractive, ugly   IAGO Oth II.i.139  There's none so foul and foolish thereunto, Oth II.i.140  But does foul pranks which fair and wise ones do. prank (n.) 1 outrageous deed, excessive behaviour   DESDEMONA Oth II.i.141  O heavy ignorance! Thou praisest the worst heavy (adj.) 2 grave, serious, weighty Oth II.i.142  best. But what praise couldst thou bestow on a deserving Oth II.i.143  woman indeed? One that in the authority of her merit Oth II.i.144  did justly put on the vouch of very malice itself? put on (v.) 6 demand, compel, claim vouch (n.) 2 approval, testimony, witness   IAGO Oth II.i.145  She that was ever fair and never proud, Oth II.i.146  Had tongue at will, and yet was never loud; Oth II.i.147  Never lacked gold, and yet went never gay; Oth II.i.148  Fled from her wish, and yet said ‘ Now I may ’; Oth II.i.149  She that being angered, her revenge being nigh, Oth II.i.150  Bade her wrong stay, and her displeasure fly; stay (v.) 9 stop, halt, come to a standstill Oth II.i.151  She that in wisdom never was so frail Oth II.i.152  To change the cod's head for the salmon's tail; change (v.) 1 exchange, trade Oth II.i.153  She that could think and ne'er disclose her mind: Oth II.i.154  See suitors following and not look behind: Oth II.i.155  She was a wight, if ever such wight were – wight (n.) [archaism] person, human being See Topics: Archaisms   DESDEMONA Oth II.i.156  To do what?   IAGO Oth II.i.157  To suckle fools and chronicle small beer.

      Iago is just so convinced she's the devil

    10. (aside) I am not merry, but I do beguile beguile (v.) 6 divert attention from, disguise Oth II.i.122  The thing I am by seeming otherwise. Oth II.i.123  Come, how wouldst thou praise me


    11. CASSIO Oth II.i.95.2                           See for the news. Oth II.i.96  Good Ancient, you are welcome. Welcome, mistress. Oth II.i.97  Let it not gall your patience, good Iago, extend (v.) 2 stretch, push so far, give scope to gall (v.) 1 vex, annoy, irritate Oth II.i.98  That I extend my manners. 'Tis my breeding manner (n.) 1 (plural) proper behaviour, good conduct, forms of politeness Oth II.i.99  That gives me this bold show of courtesy. Oth II.i.100  He kisses Emilia

      Cassio isn't even interested in desdemona1 he kissed emilia!

    12.   SECOND GENTLEMAN Oth II.i.66  'Tis one Iago, Ancient to the General.   CASSIO Oth II.i.67  He's had most favourable and happy speed:

      We have a reveal that everyone appraises Iago as the most valued and treasured member of Othello's party. Iago's just getting greedy and fuckity upity.

    1. The Moor is of a free and open nature, Oth I.iii.394  That thinks men honest

      Othello is very trusting. It will be easy to deceive him. This is a fatal character flaw. Damn.

    2. The food Oth I.iii.344  that to him now is as luscious as locusts shall be to him locust (n.) [unclear meaning] fruit of the carob tree, locust-bean Oth I.iii.345  shortly as acerbe as the coloquintida. She must change acerb, acerbe (adj.) bitter, sour, tart change (v.) 1 exchange, trade coloquintida (n.) bitter-apple, colocynth Oth I.iii.346  for youth: when she is sated with his body she will find Oth I.iii.347  the error of her choice.

      When Othello's wife realizes she has made a bad choice because he is old, she will cuckold him.

    3. If thou canst cuckold him, thou dost thyself a cuckold (v.) [mocking name] dishonour a man by making his wife unfaithful Oth I.iii.364  pleasure, me a sport.

      Roderigo wants to bang Othello's woman

    4. My life upon her faith!

      How ironic to what actually ends up happening

    5. Look to her, Moor, if thou hast eyes to see. Oth I.iii.290  She has deceived her father, and may thee.

      Planting the seed in Othello's head that if she has deceived her father, who knows what deceptiveness she'll be capable of

    6. Let housewives make a skillet of my helm,

      Othello is old. This much we know (I.iii)

      He says if he lets love lead him away from his duties, he will let himself be disrespected as a military man and let his wife use his helmet as a frying pan. This is how he gets her father's consent to let her go with him.

    7. That I did love the Moor to live with him, Oth I.iii.246  My downright violence and storm of fortunes downright (adj.) 1 plain, ordinary, straightforward Oth I.iii.247  May trumpet to the world. My heart's subdued subdued (adj.) overcome, overwhelmed, subjugated Oth I.iii.248  Even to the very quality of my lord. quality (n.) 1 nature, disposition, character Oth I.iii.249  I saw Othello's visage in his mind visage (n.) 1 face, countenance See Topics: Frequency count Oth I.iii.250  And to his honour and his valiant parts part (n.) 1 quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body] Oth I.iii.251  Did I my soul and fortunes consecrate.

      evidence of her love that Othello doubts? WTF

    8. But words are words; I never yet did hear Oth I.iii.217  That the bruised heart was pieced through the ear.

      talk is cheap; it won't solve problems or let them be justified

    9. To mourn a mischief that is past and gone Oth I.iii.203  Is the next way to draw new mischief on. Oth I.iii.204  What cannot be preserved when fortune takes, Oth I.iii.205  Patience her injury a mockery makes.

      This could be getting at peope who are racist--get over yourself. That is what seems to be said here.

    10. The robbed that smiles steals something from the thief; Oth I.iii.207  He robs himself that spends a bootless grief.

      good point: everything is moot unless you find the good in what has happened. You're just a bitch if you moan and whine about what is lost. But, this could also be saying something more significant in Shakespeare's time--that it is okay for your children to move on and love who they like.

    11. She loved me for the dangers I had passed, Oth I.iii.167  And I loved her, that she did pity them.

      could their love be superficial? They don't seem to have anything in common except reminiscing on the past.

    1. That thou hast practised on her with foul charms, Oth I.ii.74  Abused her delicate youth with drugs or minerals

      Brabantio believes the Moor used some kind of magic to seduce his daughter.

    2.   OTHELLO Oth I.ii.59  Keep up your bright swords, for the dew will rust them. Oth I.ii.60  Good signor, you shall more command with years years (n.) 1 age Oth I.ii.61  Than with your weapons

      Othello To Brabantio: YOu'll be more effective with your words than your weapons at your age. You're old enough to know better than get riled up unneccessarily.

    1. It is too true an evil. Gone she is, nightgown, night-gown (n.) dressing-gown Oth I.i.162  And what's to come of my despised time Oth I.i.163  Is naught but bitterness.

      It's really fucking evil to be with a black man. Wow. Fuck.

    2. I would not follow him then. content (v.) 2 calm [down], settle, relax   IAGO Oth I.i.41.2                           O, sir, content you: Oth I.i.42  I follow him to serve my turn upon him.

      Iago to Roderigo: Don't worry. I'm not just following him at this point because I want to. I'm doing it for revenge.

    3. Why, there's no remedy. 'Tis the curse of service: Oth I.i.36  Preferment goes by letter and affection, affection (n.) 1 fancy, inclination, desire letter (n.) 1 [letter of] influence, recommendation, introduction Oth I.i.37  And not by old gradation

      Iago is butt-hurt because Othello chose someone else instead of him. Iago is saying no one values good old fashioned hard work anymore. Everyone just plays favorites these days.

    4. By heaven, I rather would have been his hangman.

      So, even Rodirgo doesn't like Othello, eh?

    1. Tarry a little, there is something else. tarry (v.) 1 stay, remain, linger MV IV.i.303  This bond doth give thee here no jot of blood; MV IV.i.304  The words expressly are ‘a pound of flesh'. MV IV.i.305  Take then thy bond, take thou thy pound of flesh, MV IV.i.306  But in the cutting it if thou dost shed MV IV.i.307  One drop of Christian blood, thy lands and goods MV IV.i.308  Are by the laws of Venice confiscate MV IV.i.309  Unto the state of Venice.   GRATIANO MV IV.i.310  O upright judge! Mark, Jew. O learned judge! mark (v.) 1 note, pay attention [to], take notice [of] See Topics: Frequency count   SHYLOCK MV IV.i.311.1  Is that the law?   PORTIA MV IV.i.311.2                           Thyself shalt see the act, MV IV.i.312  For, as thou urgest justice, be assured MV IV.i.313  Thou shalt have justice more than thou desir'st

      saving ass

    2. Antonio, I am married to a wife MV IV.i.280  Which is as dear to me as life itself, MV IV.i.281  But life itself, my wife, and all the world MV IV.i.282  Are not with me esteemed above thy life. MV IV.i.283  I would lose all, ay sacrifice them all MV IV.i.284  Here to this devil, to deliver you.

      homo maybe?

    3. But little. I am armed and well prepared. MV IV.i.262  Give me your hand, Bassanio, fare you well. fare ... well See Topics: Farewells MV IV.i.263  Grieve not that I am fallen to this for you, MV IV.i.264  For herein Fortune shows herself more kind MV IV.i.265  Than is her custom; it is still her use


    4. SHYLOCK MV IV.i.139  Till thou canst rail the seal from off my bond, rail (v.) rant, rave, be abusive [about] See Topics: Frequency count MV IV.i.140  Thou but offend'st thy lungs to speak so loud. offend (v.) 1 harm, hurt, pain MV IV.i.141  Repair thy wit, good youth, or it will fall

      antonio made a promise, he's keeping it. how does that make me a bad guy? Antonio said himself he would give me his pound in flesh.

    5. You may as well use question with the wolf question (n.) 4 debating, discussion, investigation MV IV.i.74  Why he hath made the ewe bleat for the lamb, MV IV.i.75  You may as well forbid the mountain pines MV IV.i.76  To wag their high-tops and to make no noise wag (v.) 3 move, stir, rouse MV IV.i.77  When they are fretten with the gusts of heaven; fret (v.) 3 chafe, be vexed, worry MV IV.i.78  You may as well do anything most hard MV IV.i.79  As seek to soften that – than which what's harder? – MV IV.i.80  His Jewish heart. Therefore I do beseech you MV IV.i.81  Make no more offers, use no farther means, mo, moe (adj.) more [in number] MV IV.i.82  But with all brief and plain conveniency conveniency (n.) convenience, opportunity, advantage MV IV.i.83  Let me have judgement, and the Jew his will.

      important commentary

    6. O be thou damned, inexecrable dog, inexecrable (adj.) inexorable, unmoveable, relentless; or: execrable, accursed, damnable MV IV.i.129  And for thy life let justice be accused! MV IV.i.130  Thou almost mak'st me waver in my faith, MV IV.i.131  To hold opinion with Pythagoras MV IV.i.132  That souls of animals infuse themselves MV IV.i.133  Into the trunks of men. Thy currish spirit currish (adj.) mean-spirited, snarling, quarrelsome MV IV.i.134  Governed a wolf who, hanged for human slaughter, MV IV.i.135  Even from the gallows did his fell soul fleet, fell (adj.) 1 cruel, fierce, savage fleet (v.) 2 [of souls] leave, pass away, fly off MV IV.i.136  And whilst thou layest in thy unhallowed dam, dam (n.) mother See Topics: Family MV IV.i.137  Infused itself in thee; for thy desires MV IV.i.138  Are wolvish, bloody, starved, and ravenous.

      fucking wrecked

    7. Not on thy sole, but on thy soul, harsh Jew, MV IV.i.124  Thou mak'st thy knife keen

      ooh lalal

    8. gentle answer, Jew

      Gentle and jew start with the same sound, but they contrast because Jew's are not considered gentle.

    1. And speak between the change of man and boy MV III.iv.67  With a reed voice, and turn two mincing steps reed (adj.) reedy, squeaking MV III.iv.68  Into a manly stride, and speak of frays MV III.iv.69  Like a fine bragging youth, and tell quaint lies,


    1. SHYLOCK MV III.iii.4  I'll have my bond! Speak not against my bond! MV III.iii.5  I have sworn an oath that I will have my bond. MV III.iii.6  Thou call'dst me dog before thou hadst a cause, MV III.iii.7  But since I am a dog, beware my fangs.

      Shylock's had it, and proves why Antonio should just shut the fuck up

    1. When I was with him, I have heard him swear MV III.ii.285  To Tubal and to Chus, his countrymen, MV III.ii.286  That he would rather have Antonio's flesh MV III.ii.287  Than twenty times the value of the sum MV III.ii.288  That he did owe him,

      principal of keeping word versus being humane

    2. In religion, MV III.ii.78  What damned error but some sober brow brow (n.) 1 appearance, aspect, countenance See Topics: Frequency count sober (adj.) 1 sedate, staid, demure, grave MV III.ii.79  Will bless it and approve it with a text, approve (v.) 1 prove, confirm, corroborate, substantiate MV III.ii.80  Hiding the grossness with fair ornament? grossness (n.) 1 flagrant nature, obviousness, enormity MV III.ii.81  There is no vice so simple but assumes simple (adj.) 6 basic, minimal, small MV III.ii.82  Some mark of virtue on his outward parts. MV III.ii.83  How many cowards whose hearts are all as false false (adj.) 3 sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial MV III.ii.84  As stairs of sand, wear yet upon their chins MV III.ii.85  The beards of Hercules and frowning Mars, MV III.ii.86  Who inward searched, have livers white as milk, liver (n.) 1 part of the body thought to be at the seat of the passions [especially sexual desire] MV III.ii.87  And these assume but valour's excrement excrement (n.) outgrowth [of hair] MV III.ii.88  To render them redoubted.

      Proves what Portia was saying. Bassanio here is condemning people who are fake.

    3. The world is still deceived with ornament.

      yep. Proves the point.

      The world is deceived with ostentation and excess.

    4. So may the outward shows be least themselves.

      I suppose what Bassanio says ties together the point that Portia makes, which is that our outer appearances do not necessarily match who we truly are through our intentions, views and actions. If Bassanio is true to his appearance inside, then that will match his outward expressions and appearance toward Portia.

    1. One of them showed me a ring that he had of your MV III.i.109  daughter for a monkey.   SHYLOCK MV III.i.110  Out upon her! Thou torturest me, Tubal. It MV III.i.111  was my turquoise; I had it of Leah when I was a MV III.i.112  bachelor. I would not have given it for a wilderness of MV III.i.113  monkeys.

      God damned it Shylock you're so fucking Jewish! You wouldn't trade in anything for a whole jungle of monkeys?! What the fuck! Monkeys are awesome!

    2. But Antonio is certainly undone.

      Antonio cannot pay off his debts.

    3. SHYLOCK MV III.i.106  I am very glad of it. I'll plague him; I'll torture MV III.i.107  him. I am glad of it.

      Shylock, stop being a god-damned Jew already. You're only proving to Christians that you, a Jew, are the devil incarnate.

    4. Genoa

      The correct spelling in Italian is Genova, with a "v"

    5. Fed with the same food, hurt with the same MV III.i.56  weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the MV III.i.57  same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and MV III.i.58  summer as a Christian is? If you prick us, do we not MV III.i.59  bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison MV III.i.60  us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not MV III.i.61  revenge? If we are like you in the rest, we will resemble MV III.i.62  you in that. If a Jew wrong a Christian, what is his MV III.i.63  humility? Revenge. If a Christian wrong a Jew, what MV III.i.64  should his sufferance be by Christian example? Why, sufferance (n.) 2 endurance, forbearance, patience MV III.i.65  revenge! The villainy you teach me I will execute, and it execute (v.) 1 carry out, fulfil, perform MV III.i.66  shall go hard but I will better the instruction.

      Returns to the fact that Jews are human just like anyone else. Shylock basically says he'll be the bigger person as a Jew. I guess getting more than a fair amount of beratement would send anyone overboard.

    6. He hath disgraced me and hindered disgrace (v.) insult, dishonour, deny respect [to] MV III.i.50  me half a million, laughed at my losses, mocked at MV III.i.51  my gains, scorned my nation, thwarted my bargains, scorn (v.) 1 mock, jeer, express disdain [at] MV III.i.52  cooled my friends, heated mine enemies; and what's his MV III.i.53  reason? I am a Jew. Hath not a Jew eyes? Hath not a MV III.i.54  Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions?

      These evil things Shylock references that Antonio said, makes us feel sorry for the guy, this poor old Jew. But when he says ...passions? It makes us question whether Shylock has any or not.

    7. Why, I am sure if he forfeit thou wilt not take his MV III.i.47  flesh. What's that good for?   SHYLOCK MV III.i.48  To bait fish withal. If it will feed nothing else, bait (v.) 2 tempt, entice, lure MV III.i.49  it will feed my revenge.

      Shylock is proving in more ways than one that he is a bad guy. Feed his revenge. Wow. This does not depict the Jews in a good light.

    1. A day in April never came so sweet MV II.ix.94  To show how costly summer was at hand,

      beautifully poetic

    2.   PORTIA MV II.ix.79  Thus hath the candle singed the moth. MV II.ix.80  O these deliberate fools! When they do choose, deliberate (adj.) calculating, carefully considering wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability See Topics: Frequency count MV II.ix.81  They have the wisdom by their wit to lose.

      wonderful commentary!!!

    1. I saw Bassanio and Antonio part; MV II.viii.37  Bassanio told him he would make some speed MV II.viii.38  Of his return; he answered, ‘ Do not so. MV II.viii.39  Slubber not business for my sake, Bassanio, slubber (v.) 2 be careless with, rush through MV II.viii.40  But stay the very riping of the time. riping (n.) ripening, coming to readiness stay (v.) 1 wait (for), await MV II.viii.41  And for the Jew's bond which he hath of me, MV II.viii.42  Let it not enter in your mind of love. MV II.viii.43  Be merry, and employ your chiefest th

      let it not enter in your mind of love----Antonio suggesting to Bassanio not to worry about him? Fuck. They is homo.

    2. They

      reffering to Jessica and Lorenzo

    1. PORTIA MV II.vii.61  There, take it, Prince, and if my form lie there, form (n.) 1 image, likeness, shape MV II.vii.62.1  Then I am yours. MV II.vii.62  He opens the golden casket

      This entire scene reveals the choices men make. Evaluate his thought process between led, silver and gold.

    2. Some god direct my judgement!

      Any god out there, please direct my choice toward the right casket!!!

    1.   So are you, sweet, MV II.vi.45  Even in the lovely garnish of a boy. garnish (n.) outfit, adornment, trimming MV II.vi.46  But come at once, MV II.vi.47  For the close night doth play the runaway

      analogous personified metaphor

    2. Here, catch this casket; it is worth the pains. MV II.vi.34  I am glad 'tis night, you do not look on me, MV II.vi.35  For I am much ashamed of my exchange. exchange (n.) 2 transformation, altered appearance MV II.vi.36  But love is blind, and lovers cannot see MV II.vi.37  The pretty follies that themselves commit; pretty (adj.) 1 clever, ingenious, artful MV II.vi.38  For if they could, Cupid himself would blush MV II.vi.39  To see me thus transformed to a boy.   LORENZO MV II.vi.40  Descend, for you must be my torchbearer.

      interesting homoerotic commentary. is Shakespeare suggesting love is blind? And that blind love may be the linkage between two boys?

    3. Enter Jessica above, in boy's clothes

      omg again...

    1. Exit   JESSICA MV II.v.54  Farewell; and if my fortune be not crost, MV II.v.55  I have a father, you a daughter, lost.

      damn--her final goodbye to her pappi

    2.         I will go before, sir. MV II.v.39  Mistress, look out at window for all this: MV II.v.40  There will come a Christian by MV II.v.41  Will be worth a Jewess' eye

      lol dropping hints at Lorenzo coming to get Jessica

    3. Look to my house. I am right loath to go. MV II.v.17  There is some ill a-brewing towards my rest, ill (n.) 1 wrong, injury, harm, evil MV II.v.18  For I did dream of money bags tonight

      Look after my house, I had a premonition via dream about my money and it might just be stolen.

    1. I must needs tell thee all. She hath directed MV II.iv.30  How I shall take her from her father's house, MV II.iv.31  What gold and jewels she is furnished with, furnish (v.) 1 provide, supply, possess MV II.iv.32  What page's suit she hath in readiness.

      Damn. This bitch is gonna take all her daddy's monay and go with Lorenzo

    2. If e'er the Jew her father come to heaven, MV II.iv.34  It will be for his gentle daughter's sake; gentle (adj.) 6 soft, tender, kind MV II.iv.35  And never dare misfortune cross her foot, MV II.iv.36  Unless she do it under this excuse, MV II.iv.37  That she is issue to a faithless Jew.

      damn. faithless meaning devilish?

    3. Marry, sir, to bid my old master the Jew to MV II.iv.18  sup tonight with my new master the Christian

      Launcelot is so fucking happy to serve a Christian instead of a Jew!

    1. Alack, what heinous sin is it in me MV II.iii.17  To be ashamed to be my father's child. MV II.iii.18  But though I am a daughter to his blood, blood (n.) 6 blood relationship, kinship MV II.iii.19  I am not to his manners. O Lorenzo, MV II.iii.20  If thou keep promise, I shall end this strife, MV II.iii.21  Become a Christian and thy loving wife.

      oooh lala,,,, this jew girl, daughter of Shylock, is in love with Lorenzo!!!

    1. He hath a great infection, sir, as one would say, infection (n.) 2 malapropism for ‘affection’


    2. I am a Jew if I serve the Jew any longer.

      Launcelot says a couple lines up that his Jew master is so greedy that he is starving. Starving so much that someone can count his ribs.

    3. If livery (n.) 1 uniform, costume, special clothing See Topics: Frequency count rare (adj.) 1 marvellous, splendid, excellent MV II.ii.102  I serve not him, I will run as far as God has any ground.


    4. Do you know me, father?   GOBBO MV II.ii.64  Alack the day, I know you not, young gentleman! MV II.ii.65  But I pray you tell me, is my boy, God rest his soul, MV II.ii.66  alive or dead?   LAUNCELOT MV II.ii.67  Do you not know me, father?   GOBBO MV II.ii.68  Alack, sir, I am sand-blind! I know you not.

      FUUUUUCK. he does not know his own son even though Lancelot is calling him dad.

    5.   GOBBO MV II.ii.40  By God's sonties, 'twill be a hard way to hit! Can MV II.ii.41  you tell me whether one Launcelot that dwells with him, MV II.ii.42  dwell with him or no?   LAUNCELOT MV II.ii.43  Talk you of young Master Launcelot? MV II.ii.44  (aside) Mark me now, now will I raise the waters. – Talk MV II.ii.45  you of young Master Launcelot?

      Oh my god this dad doesn't even know the voice of his own son--shame

    6. GOBBO MV II.ii.29  Master young man, you I pray you, which is the MV II.ii.30  way to Master Jew's?    LAUNCELOT MV II.ii.31  (aside) MV II.ii.31  O heavens, this is my true-begotten MV II.ii.32  father who, being more than sand-blind, high-gravel-blind, sand-blind (adj.) half-blind, dim-sighted MV II.ii.33  knows me not. I will try confusions with him.

      lol this father who cannot even see his own son for what he is

      confusions is malapropism for conclusions

    7. Certainly the MV II.ii.24  Jew is the very devil incarnation; and in my conscience, incarnation (n.) malapropism for ‘incarnate’ MV II.ii.25  my conscience is but a kind of hard conscience to offer to MV II.ii.26  counsel me to stay with the Jew. The fiend gives the MV II.ii.27  more friendly counsel. I will run, fiend; my heels are at MV II.ii.28  your commandment; I will ru

      hahaha, he is bound by his Jew master who he considers the devil

    1. Well then, it now appears you need my help. MV I.iii.112  Go to then. You come to me and you say, MV I.iii.113  ‘ Shylock, we would have moneys,’ you say so, MV I.iii.114  You, that did void your rheum upon my beard rheum (n.) 4 spit, spittle, saliva void (v.) 1 empty, clear out, discharge MV I.iii.115  And foot me as you spurn a stranger cur cur (n.) dog, mastiff, watch-dog [without a contemptuous sense] foot (v.) 4 kick, boot spurn (v.) 2 kick, strike, stamp [on], dash MV I.iii.116  Over your threshold, moneys is your suit.

      Shylock suggests Antonio probably shouldn't be talking shit about him since he's the one lending out the money.

    2. Signor Antonio, many a time and oft oft, many a time and very often, with great frequency MV I.iii.104  In the Rialto you have rated me rate (v.) 1 berate, reproach, rebuke, scold MV I.iii.105  About my moneys and my usances. usance (n.) interest on a loan MV I.iii.106  Still have I borne it with a patient shrug, still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually See Topics: Frequency count MV I.iii.107  For sufferance is the badge of all our tribe

      Antonio has been consistently mean to Shylock

    3. Mark you this, Bassanio, MV I.iii.95  The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.

      Calling the Jew Shylock the devil because he uses scripture to justify collecting interest.

    4. Methought you said you neither lend nor borrow methinks(t), methought(s) (v.) it seems /seemed to me See Topics: Frequency count MV I.iii.67.1  Upon advantage.


    5. Shylock, although I neither lend nor borrow MV I.iii.59  By taking nor by giving of excess

      Antonio doesn't believe in interest

    6. Your worship was the last man in our mouths.

      referring to Jesus?

    7. Cursed be my tribe MV I.iii.49.1  If I forgive him.

      Basically, if Shylock forgives Antonio for being Christian, the Jews will be cursed.

    8. May you stead me? Will you pleasure me? stead (v.) help, assist, benefit MV I.iii.8  Shall I know your answer?

      lol wtf Will you pleasure me

    1. I pray God grant them a fair MV I.ii.105  departure.

      she likes none of her suitors

    2. If he should offer to choose, and choose the right MV I.ii.87  casket, you should refuse to perform your father's will MV I.ii.88  if you should refuse to accept him.   PORTIA MV I.ii.89  Therefore, for fear of the worst, I pray thee set a MV I.ii.90  deep glass of Rhenish wine on the contrary casket, for if contrary (adj.) 3 wrong, incorrect, erroneous Rhenish (n.) Rhineland wine MV I.ii.91  the devil be within and that temptation without, I know MV I.ii.92  he will choose it. I will do anything, Nerissa, ere I will be MV I.ii.93  married to a sponge.

      HUMOR on FIRE.

      Portia wants he servant Nerissa to put alcohol on the wrong casket because she knows one of her suitors who is a drunk would probably go to it; but say she does marry him, it will be no different than being married to a sponge because he just drinks and drinks and absorbs and absorbs the alcohol.

    3. When he MV I.ii.83  is best he is a little worse than a man, and when he is MV I.ii.84  worst he is little better than a beast.

      you be killin any chance honay

    4. I think he bought suit (v.) 1 dress, clothe, equip MV I.ii.70  his doublet in Italy, his round hose in France, his bonnet bonnet (n.) hat, cap See Topics: Clothing MV I.ii.71  in Germany and his behaviour everywhere.

      fucking damn girl

    5. You know I say nothing to him, for he understands MV I.ii.65  not me, nor I him.

      there is no match made in heaven or for heaven here

    6. he doth nothing but colt (n.) 1 foolish youth, callow ass MV I.ii.39  talk of his horse


    7. He doth nothing but frown


    8. God made him and therefore let him pass for a MV I.ii.54  man. In truth, I know it is a sin to be a mocker, but he, MV I.ii.55  why he hath a horse better than the Neapolitan's, a better MV I.ii.56  bad habit of frowning than the Count Palatine; he is MV I.ii.57  every man in no man. If a throstle sing, he falls straight throstle (n.) thrush MV I.ii.58  a-capering: he will fence with his own shadow. If I caper (v.) 2 dance with joy, leap with delight straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once See Topics: Frequency count MV I.ii.59  should marry him, I should marry twenty husbands. If MV I.ii.60  he would despise me, I would forgive him, for if he love MV I.ii.61  me to madness, I shall never requite him.

      Jesus Jenna

    9. I pray thee overname them, and as thou namest overname (v.) name in succession, read through the list of MV I.ii.35  them I will describe them and, according to my description MV I.ii.36  level at my affection.

      based on how Portia describes the suitors she has come across so far, that will determine how much in love she is with them.

    10. But this reasoning is not in the MV I.ii.21  fashion to choose me a husband. O me, the word MV I.ii.22  ‘ choose ’! I may neither choose who I would nor refuse MV I.ii.23  who I dislike, so is the will of a living daughter curbed MV I.ii.24  by the will of a dead father. Is it not hard, Nerissa, that I MV I.ii.25  cannot choose one, nor refuse none?

      Being reasonable and rational is not the method I am using to go about choosing a husband.

      We also have an issue of patriarchy--that her father's wishes are still controlling her even after he is dead.

    11. By my troth, Nerissa, my little body is aweary of MV I.ii.2  this great world.   NERISSA MV I.ii.3  You would be, sweet madam, if your miseries MV I.ii.4  were in the same abundance as your good fortunes are;

      I swear Nerissa, my little bod is tired from this big world (of men trying to suit me). ha, Portia's fortunes are greater than her own miseries. Basic wealthy bitch.

    1. Thou know'st that all my fortunes are at sea, MV I.i.178  Neither have I money, nor commodity commodity (n.) 1 supply, quantity, stock, consignment MV I.i.179  To raise a present sum. Therefore go forth; MV I.i.180  Try what my credit can in Venice do, MV I.i.181  That shall be racked even to the uttermost rack (v.) 2 stretch, strain, extend MV I.i.182  To furnish thee to Belmont, to fair Portia. furnish (v.) 2 provide for, prepare, make ready MV I.i.183  Go presently inquire, and so will I, presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once See Topics: Frequency count MV I.i.184  Where money is; and I no question make MV I.i.185  To have it of my trust or for my sake. MV I.i.185  Exeunt

      He's going to try to help out Bassanio on credit. Fuck. What a bad idea.

    2. Her name is Portia, nothing undervalued MV I.i.166  To Cato's daughter, Brutus' Portia; MV I.i.167  Nor is the wide world ignorant of her worth, MV I.i.168  For the four winds blow in from every coast MV I.i.169  Renowned suitors,

      This girl has suitors from all over the world and Bassanio wants a shot to suit.

    3. but if you please MV I.i.148  To shoot another arrow that self way self (adj.) same, selfsame, identical, exact MV I.i.149  Which you did shoot the first, I do not doubt, MV I.i.150  As I will watch the aim, or to find both MV I.i.151  Or bring your latter hazard back again hazard (n.) 2 [gambling] chance, fortune; throw [of dice] MV I.i.152  And thankfully rest debtor for the first.

      Bassiano basically telling Antonio to give him more money and he promises he will be able to pay off his debts. The arrow represents the debts.

    1. Creatively, it stands as their inspiration by conveying weighty themes without soapboxing

      what is soapboxing?

    1. they beseech Nausicaä to destroy the ship’s cargo: the embryo of a Giant Warrior, a bio-mechanized golem of the kind that obliterated the planet all those years ago.

      What does the giant warrior represent? then and now?

    2. his film is falls into the post-apocalyptic genre that so much manga and anime explores. It’s a thousand years since humans effectively destroyed the planet with the violent “Seven Days of Fire,” a chemical and biological war that gave rise to a Toxic Jungle which has grown to cover most of the rest of Earth. Within it, huge and terrifying creatures have sprung up, including the enormous Ohm, which look kind of like trilobites. The word “behemoth” would be underselling these things. But there are small patches of non-toxic land (which continually shrink as the jungle grows), and this is where the remaining humans have settled, splitting into different kingdoms. One of these is the titular Valley of the Winds where Nausicaä is the princess.

      what does this rising of bugs and bad air as a result of taking poor care of the earth represent?

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    1. hearing something stir,

      The more I read about ears in this play the more I am convinced of how creepy its recurrence is. The ears and hearing are the sense of sound, which is isolated throughout the play. We aren't sure if we should act upon what our ears here or believe what they listen to.

    2. FTLN 2745I am glad of it. A knavish speech sleeps in a FTLN 2746 foolish ear.

      Hamlet to Rosencrantz before departure to England

    3. In hugger-mugger to inter him; poor Ophelia FTLN 2991 Divided from herself and her fair judgment, FTLN 2992 Without the which we are pictures or mere beasts; FTLN 2993 Last, and as much containing as all these, FTLN 299495 Her brother is in secret come from France, FTLN 2995 Feeds on his wonder, keeps himself in clouds, FTLN 2996 And wants not buzzers to infect his ear FTLN 2997 With pestilent speeches of his father’s death, FTLN 2998 Wherein necessity, of matter beggared, FTLN 2999100 Will nothing stick our person to arraign FTLN 3000 In ear and ear. O, my dear Gertrude, this, FTLN 3001 Like to a murd’ring piece, in many places FTLN 3002 Gives me superfluous death.

      King Claudius talking about Polonius' death.

    4. I have words to speak in FTLN 316925 thine ear will make thee dumb;

      Horatio is handed the letter detailing Hamlet's return

    5.   FTLN 3179 Now must your conscience my acquittance seal, FTLN 3180 And you must put me in your heart for friend, FTLN 3181 Sith you have heard, and with a knowing ear, FTLN 3182 That he which hath your noble father slain FTLN 31835 Pursued my life.

      King talking with Laertes

    6. You shortly shall hear more.

      King Claudius talking to Laertes

    7. The ears are senseless that should give us hearing FTLN 4128410 To tell him his commandment is fulfilled, FTLN 4129 That Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead.

      the ears and sensibility: Rosencrantz and Guildensterns' deaths.

    8.  It fits your wisdom so far to believe it FTLN 050130 As he in his particular act and place FTLN 0502 May give his saying deed, which is no further FTLN 0503 Than the main voice of Denmark goes withal. FTLN 0504 Then weigh what loss your honor may sustain FTLN 0505 If with too credent ear you list his songs FTLN 050635 Or lose your heart or your chaste treasure open FTLN 0507 To his unmastered importunity.

      another mention of ears

    9. Season your admiration for a while FTLN 0392 With an attent ear, till I may deliver FTLN 0393 Upon the witness of these gentlemen FTLN 0394 This marvel to you. HAMLET  FTLN 0395205 For God’s love, let me hear!

      second mention of ears.

    10. I would not hear your enemy say so, FTLN 0368 Nor shall you do my ear that violence FTLN 0369 To make it truster of your own report FTLN 0370180 Against yourself. I know you are no truant.

      first mention of ears