History Theatre / Othello

3rd Jun '16 11:30:53 AM Silverblade2
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* YouMonster:
** In his dying breath, Roderigo calls Iago an "inhuman dog".
** When Emilia finds out Othello killed Desdemona, she calls him "a blacker devil".
21st May '16 8:17:02 AM Aquila89
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* NoAccountingForTaste: Iago and Emilia have a very unhappy marriage with him frequently making misogynistic jokes in her presence. One of the early results of her bad treatment is that Emilia puts forward some, for the time, very surprising ideas about whether a woman could ever be justified in cheating on her husband.

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* NoAccountingForTaste: Iago and Emilia have a very unhappy marriage with him frequently making misogynistic jokes in her presence. One of the early results of her bad treatment is that Emilia puts forward some, for the time, very surprising ideas about whether a woman could ever be justified in cheating on her husband. Emilia feels far more loyalty and affection towards Desdemona than her husbands (which in the end leads to Iago's downfall).
8th Feb '16 10:00:56 AM Silverblade2
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* BatmanGambit / EvilPlan: Iago's plan to drive Othello into an absolute rampage. It works brilliantly, though it would have fallen on its face if Othello didn't listen to him.



* EvilPlan: Iago's plan to drive Othello into an absolute rampage. It works brilliantly, though it would have fallen on its face if Othello didn't listen to him.



* FalseFriend[=/=]PoisonousFriend: Iago, to everyone. Even Emilia doesn't know the full depths of his bastardry.

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* FalseFriend[=/=]PoisonousFriend: FalseFriend: Iago, to everyone. Even Emilia doesn't know the full depths of his bastardry.


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* LameComeback: When Brabantio calls Iago a villain, the latter responds "You are--a senator".
7th Feb '16 4:40:32 PM PaulA
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* EvilIsPetty: As noted in DisproportionateRetribution above, Iago decides to destroy Othello's life in response to not getting his desired promotion.



* {{Subtext}}: See HoYay, above. Some of Iago's lines really do support this particular EpilepticTree, at least to modern eyes.

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* {{Subtext}}: See HoYay, above. Some of Iago's lines really do support this particular EpilepticTree, suggest, at least to modern eyes.eyes, that he's attracted to Othello himself.



* AdaptedOut: As noted above, the ridiculous moment where Desdemona manages to gasp out a final speech before ''dying of strangulation'' is almost always cut out of adaptations.

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* AdaptedOut: As noted above, the The ridiculous moment where Desdemona manages to gasp out a final speech before ''dying of strangulation'' is almost always cut out of adaptations.
7th Feb '16 1:36:23 PM Silverblade2
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It is the GreenEyedMonster which doth mock\\

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It is the GreenEyedMonster green eyed monster which doth mock\\
2nd Jan '16 2:48:09 PM gallium
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Added DiffLines:

* AdaptedOut: As noted above, the ridiculous moment where Desdemona manages to gasp out a final speech before ''dying of strangulation'' is almost always cut out of adaptations.
2nd Dec '15 11:48:10 AM bravo104
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* GreenEyedMonster

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* GreenEyedMonsterGreenEyedMonster: The play's major theme; jealousy ends up being the motivation for most characters, and it's eventually what causes everything to end in destruction.
30th Nov '15 5:51:05 PM PaulA
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* GreenEyedMonster: The TropeNamer.

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* GreenEyedMonster: The TropeNamer. GreenEyedMonster
30th Nov '15 10:42:48 AM bravo104
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* GreenEyedMonster

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* GreenEyedMonsterGreenEyedMonster: The TropeNamer.
23rd Nov '15 10:04:33 AM FastFingers
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** Although much of what Iago says ''is'' actually [[ExactWords perfectly honest]]. He does more damage through what he does '''not''' say than what he does say. Moreover, "honest" was also a condescending title for a social inferior (like "sirrah"), as well as meaning "chaste" and the modern sense of "truthful". Shakespeare, being Shakespeare, plays with all three meanings.
** Othello's lack of perception in general is the driving force of the plot. Of course Iago inflamed his emotions, but it didn't take much and once Othello had made up his mind about what was happening, he behaved in a way that was disastrously blind towards everyone else's intentions.
* IdiotBall: Partially, anyway. Though the plot isn't completely driven by certain characters' stupidities, most non-Iago characters are completely and conveniently stupid whenever it supports the short-term plot.
** Othello, suspecting Desdemona, questions Emilia, who has been with Desdemona from Act 1 onwards, whether his wife had cheated on him with Cassio. She says no. He then asks Desdemona to promise him that she hasn't cheated. She does. He decides not to believe either of them, which, one could argue, is proof of Iago's amazing skills of manipulation, but considering that the bulk of the play takes place over three days in Cyprus and Cassio and Desdemona haven't even had a chance, it kind of suggests Othello's being a little bit silly.
** Desdemona has promised Cassio that she'll plead his case to Othello to try and get him re-instated. Perfectly fine. Desdemona proceeds to do so, insistently and constantly, ignoring things such as timing, tact, and Othello's mood at any given moment. She is also vague about the fate of the handkerchief when being direct probably would have served her better.
** One of the most important motifs in the play is the Handkerchief, Othello's family heirloom that he gives to Desdemona, and which becomes a symbol of all sorts of things, but particularly her innocence and faithfulness. Desdemona drops this on the floor directly in front of Othello. Nobody notices.
** Emelia knows what happened to the handkerchief. Even after she hears Othello angrily grill her mistress and friend about the handkerchief, she doesn't tell the truth until it's far too late.

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** Although much of what Iago says ''is'' actually [[ExactWords perfectly honest]]. literal]]. He does more damage through what he does '''not''' say than what he does say. Moreover, "honest" was also a condescending title for a social inferior (like "sirrah"), as well as meaning "chaste" and the modern sense of "truthful". Shakespeare, being Shakespeare, plays with all three meanings.
** Othello's lack of perception in general is the driving force of the plot. Of course Iago inflamed his emotions, but it didn't take much and once those were volatile. Once Othello had made up his mind about what was happening, he behaved in a way that was became disastrously blind towards everyone else's intentions.
* IdiotBall: Partially, anyway. Though although the plot isn't completely driven by certain characters' stupidities, most non-Iago characters are completely and conveniently stupid whenever it supports the short-term plot.
** Othello, suspecting Desdemona, questions Emilia, who has been with Desdemona from Act 1 onwards, whether his wife had cheated on him with Cassio. She says no. He then asks Desdemona to promise him that she hasn't cheated. She does. He decides not to believe either of them, which, one them. This could argue, is be proof of Iago's amazing skills of manipulation, but considering that the bulk of the play takes place over three days in Cyprus and Cassio and Desdemona haven't even had a chance, chance to talk, it kind of suggests Othello's being a little bit silly.
absurd.
** Desdemona has promised Cassio that she'll plead his case to Othello to try and get him re-instated. Perfectly fine. Desdemona proceeds to do so, insistently and constantly, ignoring things such as timing, tact, and Othello's mood at any given moment. She is also vague avoidant about the fate of missing the handkerchief when being direct probably would could have served helped her better.
standing with Othello.
** One of the most important motifs in the play is the Handkerchief, Othello's family heirloom that he gives to Desdemona, and which becomes a symbol of all sorts of things, but particularly her innocence and faithfulness. Either Desdemona or Othello drops this on the floor directly in front of Othello. Nobody notices.
with neither one noticing.
** Emelia knows what happened to the handkerchief. Even after she hears Othello angrily grill handkerchief and does not interrupt Othello's interrogations of her mistress and friend about the handkerchief, she doesn't tell the truth handkerchief until it's far too late.
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