othello act 3 quotes

No, sure, I cannot think it/ That he would steal away so guilty-like,/ Seeing your coming. -iago to othello-cassio just left, othello asks if it was cassio-making it seem like cassio was hiding something to make othello curious
Men should be what they seem;/ Or those that be not, would they might seem none! -iago to othello-talking about cassio-saying people should be transparent-ironic because iago is not what he seems
Utter my thoughts? Why, say they are vile and false- -iago to othello-othello telling iago to say what hes thinking and not be so shady-setting up a hypothetical that is actually true (say they…)
No, Iago,/ I’ll see before I doubt; when I doubt, prove;/ And on this proof, there is no more but this:/ Away at once with love or jealousy. -othello to iago-iago just told him his “thoughts” that cassio and desdemona are a thing-othello’s not gonna doubt desdemona until theres proof she is not and once there is hes done with her-foreshadows to when he will be jealous
I do not think but Desdemona’s honest. -othello to iago-iago trying to subtly make othello feel upset-othello still thinks desdemonas faithful until theres proof shes not-shows othellos optimism
Why did I marry? This honest creatures doubtless/ Sees and know more, much more, than he unfolds. -othello to himself -iago just left, othello said to give him more info when he knows-starting to have doubts, thinks iago is being nice and not saying everything to spare him pain-ironic because we know he does
Do not chide. I have a thing for you. -emilia to iago-iago just entered and asked why shes there alone-“calm down i have something for you” (handkerchief)-emilia feeding into iagos plan, marks beginning of plan working
Trifles light as air/ Are to the jealous confirmations strong/ As proofs of holy writ. -iago to himself -after saying he will put the handkerchief in cassios room-jealous people can make evidence at of something little-jealously spreads quickly and makes people believe things strongly
Oh, now forever/ Farewell the tranquil mind! Farewell content! -othello to iago-saying how hes been going crazy thinking about desdemona and cassio-he will never be at peace/happy bc he can only think about this-iagos plan is working
Farewell! Othellos occupations gone! -othello to iago-ranting about his frustrations-feels like his job isnt worth it without desdemona-shows how much desdemona means
I think my wife be honest and think she is not./ I think that thou art just and think thou are not./ Ill have some proof! -othello to iago-othello trying to convince iago to be honest-othello is conflicted because he doesnt know what he believes-needs proof/evidence so a belief can be confirmed
I know not, madam. -emilia to desdemona-desdemona asked where she could have lost the handkerchief-emilia lying and being an accomplice to iagos plan, betraying her friend
There’s magic in the web of it. -othello to desdemona-telling her how special the handkerchief is and how bad it would be to lose it-“magic in the handkerchief”-ironic because othello was accused of witchcraft-metaphor for how brilliant iagos tangled plans are
They are not ever jealous for the cause,/ But jealous for they’re jealous. It is a monster/ Begot upon itself, born on itself. -emilia to desdemona-desdemona saying she never gave othello a reason to be jealous-“jealous people arent jealous because of something, jealous just to be jealous”-ironic because othellos jealousy was provoked.

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