Act 2 Scene 1 - Othello

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  • Act 2 Scene 1
    • Context
      • Religion
        • 'I cannot twit the heaven and the main'
        • 'O, let the heavens give him defence against the elements'
        • 'Let her have you knees, hail to thee lady! and the grace of heaven'
      • Gender
        • 'Sir, would she give you so much of her lips as of her tongue she oft bestows on me'
        • 'You are pictures out of doors, beaks in your parlours... players in your housewifery and housewives in your bed'
        • 'You rise to play and go to bed to work'
        • 'If she be black, and thereto have wit, shell find a white that shall her blackness fit'
    • Characters
      • Cassio
      • Desdemona
      • Iago
      • Emilia
      • Othello
      • Roderigo
    • Themes
      • Manipulation
        • 'With as little a web as this will I ensnare as great a fly as Cassio'
        • 'for that I do suspect the lusty moor hath leaps into my seat... till I am evened with him, wife for wife'
        • 'For I fear Cssio with my nigh-cap too'
      • Relationships
        • 'As having a sense of beauty do omit their mortal natures, letting go safely by the divine Desdemona'
        • 'O my fair warrior!' 'O my dear Othello!' 'My soul hath her content so absolute that not another comfort like this succeeds in unknown fire'
        • 'She first loved the moor but for bragging and telling her fanatical lies'
    • Summary
      • The war has ended due to bad storms
      • Cassio greets Desdemona affectionatelyafter returning
      • Iago convinces Roderigo to have a fight with Cassio


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