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TOPIC: Dark-side of love in Othello

Dark-side of love in Othello 1 year 11 months ago #6995

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Hey guys! I first want to thank you all for providing excellent synopses and interpretations of the Bard's plays. Othello is my favorite Shakespeare play because of the insights that Shakespeare makes about the nature of love. I created a video that discusses these insights. Please let me know if my ideas are grounded or totally unreasonable.

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Dark-side of love in Othello 1 year 11 months ago #6996

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Nice work! You didn't mention the handkerchief at all, which has a lot of connotations for love and witchcraft in the play and ultimately becomes the linchpin for "convincing" Othello his love has been abused.
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Dark-side of love in Othello 1 year 11 months ago #6997

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Thanks for the feedback Ron!

I agree with you about the handkerchief. I don't know how I could have missed the connection between the handkerchief and magic! It's one of the most prominent items used in magical performances.
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Dark-side of love in Othello 1 year 10 months ago #7000

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Hi guys, can anyone help me with a translation with this speech in act 5 scene 2. Please need it for a drama class coming up.

Behold, I have a weapon;
A better never did itself sustain
Upon a soldier's thigh: I have seen the day,
That, with this little arm and this good sword,
I have made my way through more impediments
Than twenty times your stop. But (O vain boast!)
Who can control his fate? 'tis not so now.
Be not afraid, though you do see me weapon'd;
Here is my journey's end, here is my butt,
And very sea-mark of my utmost sail.
Do you go back dismay'd? 'tis a lost fear;
Man but a rush against Othello's breast,
And he retires. Where should Othello go?
Now — how dost thou look now? O ill-starr'd wench!
Pale as thy smock! when we shall meet at compt,
This look of thine will hurl my soul from heaven,
And fiends will snatch at it. Cold, cold, my girl!
Even like thy chastity. O cursed, cursed slave!
Whip me, ye devils,
From the possession of this heavenly sight!
Blow me about in winds! roast me in sulphur!
Wash me in steep-down gulfs of liquid fire!
O Desdemon! Desdemon! dead!
O, O!



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