Othello: Utility Quotes


Othello  – Top utility quotes  

  1. ‘I am not what I am’ (I)    IAGO

(T:Appearance vs. reality; C: Iago; Othello)


  1. ‘the sooty bosom
    Of such a thing as thou—to fear, not to delight.’ BRABANTIO

(T: Appearance vs. reality/Jealousy/Prejudice ;C:Othello; Im)


  1. “Rude am I in my speech,
    …….And little of this great world can I speak’ OTHELLO

(T: Appearance vs. reality; C: Othello)


  1. “The Moor is of a free and open nature
    That thinks men honest that but seem to be so;
    And will as tenderly be led by th’ nose
    As asses are.” Iago

(T: Appearance v. reality/ prejudice/ Jealousy/ revenge/ good vs. evil; C: Iago/Othello; Im; L)


  1. ‘I do perceive here a divided duty’ DESDEMONA

( T:Role of women; C: Desdemona; Rel.)


  1. ‘now, an old black ram Is tupping your white ewe.’ IAGO

(T: Prejudice/ jealousy/ revenge; C: Iago/ Othello/ Desdemona/ Brabantio; Im.)


  1. ‘I’ll set down the pegs that make this music.’ IAGO

(T: jealousy; appearance v reality/ good vs. evil/ revenge. C: Iago)


  1. ‘Who art so lovely fair, and smell’st so sweet,
    …….would thou hadst never been born’ OTHELLO(T: revenge/ role of women; C: Desdemona/Othello; Rel)


  1. ‘This monstrous birth’ IAGO              (T: Good vs. evil; C: Iago: Im.)


  1. ‘the green-ey’d monsterwhich doth mock/ The meat it feeds on.’ IAGO

(T: Jealousy/ revenge/ appearance v reality C: Iago/Othello; Im; L.)


  1. ‘Thus credulous fools are caught; And many worthy and chaste dames even thus, All guiltless, meet reproach.’   IAGO

(T: Good vs. evil/ appearance vs reality/ jealousy/ role of women; C: Iago/ Othello/ Desdemona; Rel)


  1. “This fellow’s of exceeding honesty,
    And knows all qualities, with a learned spirit
    Of human dealings.” OTHELLO

(T: appearance v reality/ revenge; C: Iago/ Othello)


  1. ‘Look to her, Moor, if thou hast eyes to see: She has deceived her father, and may thee.’   IAGO
    (T: Role of women; Appearance v reality; deception; C: Iago/ Othello/ Desdemona; Rel)


  1. ‘Commend me to my kind lord.’ DESDEMONA     (T: Role of women/ revenge/ C: Desdemona/ Othello; Rel)


  1. ‘Then must you speak
    Of one that loved not wisely, but too well’    OTHELLO
    (T: Revenge/ appearance v reality/ jealousy; C: Othello; Rel)


  1. ‘of one whose hand,
    Like the base Judean, threw a pearl away
    richer than all his tribe’ OTHELLO

(T: Jealousy/ appearance v reality/ role of women; C: Othello/ Iago/ Desdemona; Im; Rel)

  1. ‘Demand me nothing. What you know, you know.
    From this time forth I never will speak word.’ IAGO (T: revenge/ good vs. evil; C: Iago)



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  1. ‘pestilence’ IAGO


  1. ‘honest, my lord?’ IAGO


  1. ‘a jealousy so strong that judgement cannot cure’ IAGO



  1. ‘thou hast set me on the rack’ OTHELLO


  1. ‘farewell the tranquil mind’ OTHELLO



  1. ‘as prime as goats as hot as monkeys’ IAGO


  1. ‘goats and monkeys’ OTHELLO


  1. ‘Barbary horse’ IAGO


  1. ‘sooty bosom’ BRABANTIO


  1. ‘The net that shall enmesh them all’ IAGO


  1. ‘I am not what I am’ IAGO


  1. ‘All the tribe of hell’ IAGO



  1. ‘pleasure and action make the hours seem short’ IAGO


  1. ‘for my peculiar end’ IAGO


  1. ‘credulous fools’ IAGO


  1. ‘cunning cruelty’ LUDOVICO


  1. ‘some base notorious knave’ EMILIA


  1. ‘That viper’ LUDOVICO



  1. ‘some eternal villain, some busy and insinuating knave’ EMILIA


  1. ‘divine Desdemona’ CASSIO


  1. ‘I have not deserved this’ DESDEMONA


  1. ‘unkindness my defeat my life, but never taint my love.’ DESDEMONA



  1. ‘the ills we do, their ills instruct us so.’ EMILIA



  1. ‘jewel’ BRABANTIO ‘pearl’ OTHELLO   ‘net’ IAGO


  1. ‘Impudent strumpet’ ‘lewd minx’ ‘cunning whore’ OTHELLO




  1. ‘dull Moor’ EMILIA



  1. ‘You, the blacker devil’ EMILIA



  1. ‘Where is this rash and most unfortunate man?’ LUDOVICO


  1. ‘Is this the noble moor that passion could not shake?’ LUDOVICO


  1. ‘That’s he that was Othello’ OTHELLO


  1. ‘whip me, ye devils, from the possession of this heavenly sight.’ OTHELLO






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