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Caitlin Turney

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Transcript of Othello

Othello Motivating
Factor Preservation
Reputation "Reputation can be seen as a signal of beliefs that the population holds regarding socially appropriate behavior..." - Maros Servatka Societal Influences Venice Civilized society Values military strength and honor Proud Brabantio Personification of Venice "Look to her, Moor, if thou has eyes to see: she has deceived her father, and may thee." -Brabantio, pp. 27 Cyprus Opposite of Venice No order Vulgar Effect: No inhibitions With the ideals
of Venice and
the Setting of Cyprus Behavior= unmonitored Good Reputations are lost Profile of Othello Moor Daughters belong to their fathers until they get married
Follow their father
No voice Desdemona challenges this belief Reputation is given to people who are not deserving and becomes something of false value Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit and lost without deserving." -Iago, Act III, Scene III Honest Iago "When devils will the blackest sins put on, they do suggest at first with heavenly shows as I do now." - Iago, Act II Scene III Valiant Soldier Honorable Murder of Desdemona "Yet she must die, else she'll betray more men. Put out the light, and then put out the light." - Othello Desdemona Pure
Innocent Unfaithful
Deceitful influence of society Cassio Characteristics Intelligent .Holds his reputation to high standards . Loyal Derived from Latin word Mauri Used to describe Roman providence in North Africa Trusting "Reputation, reputation, reputation! O, I have lost
my reputation! I have lost the immortal part of
myself, and what remains is bestial." -Cassio Shakespeare's Message Reputation
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