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ENGLISH ADVANCED QUOTES
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"Farewell the tranquil mind'
Othello appears to acknowledge his loss of rational thinking and descent into jealous madness
"I'll tear her all to pieces"
Othello quickly becomes animalistic and violent ( in Act 3, Scene 3) contrasting with his earlier character.
"They are all but stomachs and we all but food, they eat us hungrily and when they are full they belch us"
Emilia speaks plainly about mens exploitation of women in the 17th century
"Hath she forsook so many noble marriages, her father and her country and her friends to be called *****"
Emilia is outraged and plain speaking about Othello's treatment of Desdemona
"I am not what I am"
Iago, providing warning to Othello (who doesn't realise) and audience about his true self
"But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve for daws to peck at; I am not what I am"
Iago reveals his intended duplicity
"O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green eyed monster, which doth mock the meat it feeds on"
Iago, with intense dramatic irony, warns Othello of his precise modus operandi
"The Moor is of a free and open nature that thinks men honest that but seem to be so and will tenderly be led by the nose as asses are"
Iago realises that Othello's virtues are also his greatest flaws (that he can exploit)
"Rude am I in my speech and little blest with the soft phrase of peace"
Othello is needlessly modest as he is in fact a skilled and eloquent speaker (something thought of as unlike Moors)
"She loved me for the dangers I had passed, and I loved her she did pity them"
Othello reveals his relationship with Desdemona is founded on pity
"So will I turn her virtue into pitch, and out of her own goodness make the net that shall enmesh them all"
Iago plotting to use Desdemona's innocence against Othello
'If Cassio do remain he hath a daily beauty in his life that makes me ugly"
Jealousy as Iago's motive
"Haply for I am black and have not these soft parts of conversation that chamberers have"
Othello feels inferior due to his skin colour
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