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Lecture 6

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Lecture 6:  Iago’s tactics of initial persuasion: o Repetition “honest” o Delay tactics in avoiding answering the questions o Mumbling to spark interest o Echo’s Othello o Makes insinuations an let it hand  let’s othello’s imagination do the rest o Solidifies othello’s love for iago first before saying anything o Estranges Othello, casts him as an outsider who needs advice on the women of venice o Iago repeats the words Othello says after Othello has given him the recipie he needs to suspect  Ex: Ocular proof  ie handkerchief  “LOOK” to Desdemona  What are iago’s motivations? o Power hunger o Jealousy  transference of this emotion to Othello. Iago is jealous of Othello  makes Othello jealous of Desdemona o Racism  outsider’s shouldn’t hold positions of higher ranks than insiders  Handkerchief comes to rep honour  cassio has handkerchief means he has desd’s honour Antony and Cleopatra key terms:  1606-07  How does sexual passion express and sabotage imperial ambition?  Ptolemiac- Ptolemaic dynasty 305 BC-30-BC (ethnic Greece)  Source text: Plutarch, lives of the noble Grecians and romans  Leo africanus history and descp of Africa o Transl, English by john pory 1600  “Egyptian”- category confusion  How does this play create a dichotomy b/w tome and Egypt (west & east)  Tragic Hero: psychomachia Lecture begins:
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