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Quotes

Find the perfect quote to float your boat. Shmoop breaks down key quotations from Othello.

Jealousy Quotes

IAGO One Michael Cassio, a Florentine, A fellow almost damn'd in a fair wife; That never set a squadron in the field, Nor the division of a battle knows More than a spinster; unless the bookish the...

Race Quotes

IAGO Even now, now, very now, an old black ram Is tupping your white ewe. Arise, arise; Awake the snorting citizens with the bell, Or else the devil will make a grandsire of you. Arise I say! (1.1.9)

Gender Quotes

Awake! what, ho, Brabantio! thieves! thieves! thieves! Look to your house, your daughter and your bags! Thieves! thieves! (1.1.7)

Sex Quotes

IAGO Even now, now, very now, an old black ram Is topping your white ewe. Arise, arise; Awake the snorting citizens with the bell, Or else the devil will make a grandsire of you: …you'll hav...

Marriage Quotes

O thou foul thief, where hast thou stow'd my daughter. (1.2.2)

Manipulation Quotes

Call up her father, Rouse him: make after him, poison his delight, Proclaim him in the streets; incense her kinsmen, And, though he in a fertile climate dwell, Plague him with flies: though that hi...

Warfare Quotes

Despise me, if I do not. Three great ones of the city, In personal suit to make me his lieutenant, Off-capp'd to him: and, by the faith of man, I know my price, I am worth no worse a place: But he;...

Hate Quotes

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...

Identity Quotes

For sir, it is as sure as you are Roderigo, Were I the Moor, I would not be Iago. In following him, I follow but myself. Heaven is my judge, not I for love and duty, But seeming so for my particul...
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