Othello Sexuality/Passion quotes

[ACT 1, SCENE 1] Iago: Even now, now, very now, an old black ram Is tupping your white ewe In order to manipulate Brabantio’s fears of miscegenation, Iago uses animal metaphors to suggest that Desdemona is being defiled by Othello
[ACT 2, SCENE 3] Othello: Come, My dear love, The purchase made, the fruits are to ensue; Othello uses slightly sexist language ‘Purchase’ [Objectification] to describe sex to his wife
[ACT 4, SCENE 3] Emilia: It is so too. And have not we affections, Desires for sport, and frailty, as men have? Then let them use us well. Else let them know Emilia suggests that women are also have sexual desires as men do
[ACT 5, SCENE 2] Othello: Behold, I have a weapon. A better never did itself sustain Upon a soldier’s thigh. Phallic imagery used by Othello, making a link between violence and sexuality
[ACT 3, SCENE 3]Othello: Excellent wretch! Perdition catch my soul But I do love thee, and when I love thee not, Chaos is come again. This display of passion demonstrates how falling in love with Desdemona has brought stability and calmness to Othello
[ACT 3, SCENE 3] Othello: And when I love thee not. Chaos is come again. Othello is rash and judgmental. When he questions Desdemona’s love for him, he foreshadows the chaos that will ensue
[ACT 2, SCENE 3] Iago: He hath not yet made wanton the night with her, and she is sport for Jove. Iago is sexually attracted to Desdemona, Jove is the God of Gods and is basically saying she would be good in bed
[ACT 1, SCENE 3] Roderigo: What should I do? I confess it is my shame to be so fond, but it is not in my virtue to amend it. Roderigo is deeply in love with Desdemona

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