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tragedy
series of actions leads to downfall of main character
tragic hero
main character of tragedy; audience pities them
soliloquy
long speech given by a character while alone on stage to reveal his/her private thoughts/intentions
aside
character's quiet remark to the audience or character that no once else on stage is supposed to hear
dramatic irony
when audience/reader knows something that one or more characters don't
wretch
miserable person
beseech
beg, plead
abused
deceived, violated
gentle
noble (title of respect)
credit
reputation
gall
bitterness
fortitude
strength
prithee
pray, please
honest
1. chaste
2. socially inferior
cuckold
man whose wife is unfaithful
"a great arithmetician,...a Florentine,/...That never set a squadron in the field,/Not the division of the battle knows/More than a spinster-- unless the bookish theoric..."
Iago to Roderigo
street at night
"But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve/For daws to peck at. I am not what I am."
Iago to Roderigo
street at night
"You have lost half your soul./Even now, now, very now, an old black ram/Is tupping your white ewe."
Iago to Brabantio
when Brab in balcony/house and Iago below at night
"...O treason of blood! Fathers, from hence trust not your daughters' minds/By what you see them act"
Brabantio to Roderigo
when looking through Brab's house for Desdemona w/ torches at night
"But I pray you sir,/Are you fast married?"
Iago to Othello
outside or in room with torches at night
"I fetch my life and being/From men of royal siege, and my demerits/May speak unbonneted to as proud a fortune/As this that I have reached."
Othello to Iago
room/outside w/ torches at night
"But that I love the gentle Desdemona,/I would not my unhoused free condition/Put into circumscription and confine/ for the sea's worth."
Othello to Iago
room/outside w/ torches at night
"Not I. I must be found./My parts, my title, and my perfect soul/Shall manifest me rightly."
Othello to Iago
room/outside w/ torches at night
"That thou has practiced on her with foul charms,/Abused her delicate youth with drugs or miracles"
Brabantio to Othello
at night while swordfighting
"Valient Othello, we must straight employ you/Against the general enemy Ottoman."
Duke to Othello
in courtroom/senate
"She is abused, stol'n from me and corrupted/By spells and medicines bought of mountebanks."
Brabantio to Duke/council
in courtroom/senate
"If you do find me foul in her report./the trust, the office I do hold of you/Not only taken away, but let your sentence/Even fall upon my life."
Othello to Duke/council
in courtroom/senate
"These things to hear/Would Desdemona seriously incline.../She loved me for the dangers I had passed,/And I loved her that she did pity them."
Othello to Duke/council
in courtoom/senate
"Come hither, gentle mistress./Do you perceive in all this noble company/Where most you owe obedience?"
Brabantio says to Desdemona
in courtroom/senate
"But here's my husband,/And so much duty as my mother showed/ To you, preffering you before her father,/ So much I challenge that I may profess/Due to the Moor my lord."
Desdemona says to Brabantio/council
in courtroom/senate
"The robbed that smiles steals something from the thief;/He robs himself that spends a bootless grief."
Duke says to Brabantio
in courtroom/council
"A man he is of honesty and trust./To his conveyance I assign my wife."
Othello to Duke
in courtroom/council
"Look to her, Moor, if thou hast eyes to see./She has deceived her father, and may thee."
Brabantio to Othello
in courtroom/council
"I hate the Moor;/And it is thought abroad that twixt my sheets/He's done my office. I know not if't be true..."
Iago in soliloquy
"The Moor is of a free and open nature,/That thinks men honest that but seem to be so,/And will as tenderly be led by the nose/As asses are."
Iago in soliloquy