Othello- Important Quotes (For passage Identification component)
Themes: nature, jealousy, revenge, power, estrangement vs belonging, barbarism
vs civilization, Race
Characters: Othello, Desdemona, Iago, Emilia, Michael Cassio, Roderigo,
Brabanzio, Graziano, Lodovico, Senators of venice, Bianca, Duke of Venice,
Montano Governor of Cyprus
Iago to Roderigo:
Were I the Moor I would not be Iago.
In following him I follow but myself;
Heaven is my judge, not I for love and duty,
But seeming so for my peculiar end.
For when my outward action doth demonstrate
The native act and figure of my heart
In compliment extern, ’tis not long after
But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve
For daws to peck at. I am not what I am.
Desdemona to Brabanzio:
My noble father,
I do perceive here a divided duty.
To you I am bound for life and education.
My life and education both do learn me
How to respect you. You are the lord of my duty,
I am hitherto your daughter. But here’s my husband,
And so much duty as my mother showed
To you, preferring you before her father,
So much I challenge that I may profess
Due to the Moor my lord.
Haply for I am black,
And have not those soft parts of conversation
That chamberers have; or for I am declined Into the vale of years—yet that’s not much—
She’s gone. I am abused, and my relief
Must be t