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Othello

Othello

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Othello Hate Quotes

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Quote #1

IAGO Though I do hate him as I do hell's pains Yet for necessity of present life, I must show out a flag and sign of love, Which is indeed but sign. (1.1.152-155) IAGO I hate the Moor: And it is thought abroad, that 'twixt my sheets He has done my office: I know not if't be true; But I, for mere suspicion in that kind, Will do as if for surety. (1.3.379-383)


Iago says his hatred of Othello is based on jealousy.

Quote #2

IAGO Now, I do love her too; Not out of absolute lust, though peradventure I stand accountant for as great a sin, But partly led to diet my revenge, For that I do suspect the lusty Moor Hath leap'd into my seat; the thought whereof Doth, like a poisonous mineral, gnaw my inwards; And nothing can or shall content my soul Till I am even'd with him, wife for wife, Or failing so, yet that I put the Moor At least into a jealousy so strong That judgment cannot cure. Which thing to do, If this poor trash of Venice, whom I trash For his quick hunting, stand the putting on, I'll have our Michael Cassio on the hip, Abuse him to the Moor in the rank garb— For I fear Cassio with my night-cap too— (2.1.280-291)


Yet here, Iago's hatred is rooted in his suspicion that Othello was sleeping with his wife.

Quote #3

MONTANO And 'tis great pity that the noble Moor Should hazard such a place as his own second With one of an ingraft infirmity: It were an honest action to say So to the Moor. IAGO Not I, for this fair island I do love Cassio well; and would do much To cure him of this evil—But, hark! what noise? (2.3.125-136)


Iago speaks of loving Cassio in the same terms he often speaks of loving Othello; we suspect, then, that he hates Cassio, as he also hates Othello.

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