Othello Quotes

I follow him to serve my turn upon him. IagoHe’s saying that he will betray Othello for power and revenge.
I am not what I am. IagoHe’s saying that he’s two-faced and not very trustworthy.
Rude am I in my speech.And little blest with the soft phrase of peace.For since these arms of mine had seven year’s pithTill now some nine moons wasted, they have usedTheir dearest action in the tented field OthelloHe’s saying that he is a love not a fighter, shows he is confident, and he has earned his respect.
…if thou has eyes to seeShe has deceived her father, and may thee. BarbantioHe is denying the marriage and doesn’t approve.
My life upon her faith! OthelloThis quote shows the strength in their love.
…I hate the MoorAnd it is thought abroad that ‘twist my sheetsHe’s done my office IagoHe is suspicious that Othello slept with his wife and is using it at an excuse for his revenge plan.
The Moor is of a free and open natureThat thinks men honest that but seem to be so;And will a tenderly by led by th’ nose As asses are IagoThis quote shows how easy Iago can manipulate others and read them.
…Now, I do love her too, Not out of absolute lust, through peradventureI stand accounted for as great a sin,But partly let to diet my revenge For that I do suspect the lusty MoorHath leaped into my seat IagoThis quote shows Iago boosting his ego so that he can move forward in his plan.
Now my sick fool Roderigo,Whom love hath turned almost the wrong side out IagoThis quote shows Iago provoking Roderigo more, and the significance of it is that Iago knows how to take advantage of people.
…I love thee;But never more be officer of mine. OthelloIn this quote Othello is firing Cassio. The significance of the quote is that this is the concrete proof that Iago’s plan is working.
Our general’s wife is now the general…Confess yourself freely to her. IagoIn this quote Iago is setting up Cassio to sneak around with Desdemona. The significance of the quote is that it shows how Iago will set others up to make him look like he has evidence and look more innocent.
I’ll intermingle every thing he doesWith Cassio’s suit DesdemonaThe significance of this quote is that she keeps talking about Cassio. Because she keeps talking about him, it makes Iago look more innocent.
Excellent wretch! Perdition catch my soulBut I do love thee! And when I love thee not, Chaos is coming again. OthelloThis quote is foreshadowing Iago’s whole plan unraveling causing chaos and Desdemona’s death.
O, beware, my lord of jealousy!It is the green-eyed monster, which doth mockThe meat it feeds on. IagoThis quote is ironic because Iago is trying to make Othello jealous but Iago has been jealous this whole time.
…No, Iago,I’ll see before I doubt, when I doubt, prove, And on the proof, there is no more but this-Away at once with love or jealousy! OthelloThe significance of this quote is that Othello is confused about his love because Iago keeps hinting, and this shows Iago plan working.
Trifles light as airAre to the jealous confirmation strongAs proofs of Holy Write. IagoThe significance of this quote is that Iago will use the handkerchief as visual proof, and he knows that Othello will believe him if Othello is suspicious enough.
Villain, by sure thou prove my love a wh*re,Be sure of it, give me the ocular proof OthelloThis quote says that he has mistaken the visual proof. Because he has mistaken the proof, it shows that Iago’s plan is working.
And this may help to thicken others proofsThat do demonstrate thinly. Iago This quote says that Iago is giving him harder evidence and makes Othello believe him further. Also because Iago has more evidence, he looks more innocent and truthful.
Within these three days let me hear thee say That Cassio’s not alive. OthelloThe quote is says that Othello wants Cassio dead and shows Iago’s plan is working.
They are all buy stomachs and we all but food.They eat us hungerly, and when they are fullThey belch us. EmiliaThis quote is says how men just use women and shows that she is bitter but wise. She is a foil to Desdemona.
My lord is not my lord, nor should I know himWere he in favor as in humor altered Desdemona This quote is shows that Desdemona is can tell something is wrong with Othello.
My lord has fallen into an epilepsy. IagoThis quote shows that Iago is destroying Othello with his “mental poison”
As he smile, Othello shall go mad, And his unbookish jealousy must construePoor Cassio’s smiles, gestures, and light behaviorQuite in the wrong. IagoThis quote says that Iago gives physical proof to Othello and shows readers that Iago is manipulative.
She gave it him, and he hath giv’n to his wh*re. IagoIn this quote, Iago is provoking Othello with the handkerchief and shows that he is playing with Othello’s emotion to further his plan.
Hath she forsook so many noble matches, her father and her country and her friends, To be called wh*re? EmiliaIn this quote, Emilia tells Othello that Desdemona took so many risks to be with him and this is how he’s treating her. This quote shows that even though her she’s spiteful of how men treat women, she sees that Desdemona truly loves Othello.
The Moor’s abused by some most villainous knave, Some base notorious knave, some scurvy fellow.O Heaven, that such companions Tho’ds unfold And put in every honest hand a whipTo lash the rascals naked through the worldEven from the east to the west! EmiliaThis quote is ironic because she is talking about how Othello is being manipulated and the person manipulating him is right in the room (Iago.)
If I do die before, prithee shroud meIn one of these same sheets. DesdemonaThis quote foreshadows Desdemona’s death in the bed.
O damned Iago! O inhuman dog! Roderigo This quote was Roderigo’s epiphany that Iago is a fiend and was plotting this whole time.
It is the cause, it is the cause, my soulLet me not name it to you, you chaste stars. OthelloThis quote was an example of hamartia. Othello tries to do good for all men by killing Desdemona so she can’t cheat anymore.
Nobody, I myself. Farewell.Commend me to my kind lord. O, farewell. Desdemona This quote shows how loyal and strong Desdemona’s love is.
An honorable murderer, if you will, For naught did I in hate, but all in honor. OthelloIn this quote, Othello is saying that he’ll die in honor and shows that he takes responsibilities for his actions.
When you shall these unlucky deeds relate. Speak of me as I amOf one that loved not wisely, but too well. OthelloIn this quote, Othello is telling them not to make up his story but tell them the real story about this whole occurrence. The quote shows that Othello was acting out of emotion and didn’t think before committing his actions.

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