Act one othello Essay

Submitted By Horseface20
Words: 356
Pages: 2

Read the rest of Act 1 of the play.
When you have finished, make notes on all the quotes you could use to discuss the tragic hero and an explanation as to why this is significant.


Iago And Roderigo discuss Othello and Desdemona’s elopement
They decide to wake up Desdemona’s Father and warn her with racist language that his daughter has left him to marry Othello


Hero not present in opening scene so all portrayals are based from what people think of him. These are negative
“Thick Lips” connects to A04 racist
“An old black ram is tupping your white ewe”
“The devil will make a grandsire of you” because Othello is black
“you’ll have your daughter covered with a Barbary horse”- black Spanish horse- mixed race family “a gondolier in The gross clasps of a lascivious moor”- lustful black person
“Is there not charms…” Witch craft- racists association with black people
“O treason of the blood!” blood line is ruined


“I know my price”- he’s clever and knows his worth
“I follow him to serve my turn upon him”
“And such a one do I profess myself”
“I follow but myself”
“I am not what I am”
“Poison his delight” suggests that his daughter marrying a black person is as if killing a person’s happiness


Othello and Brabantio cross paths on the way to the Duke.

“put down your swords for the dew will rust them”
“My services shall out tongue his complaints”