Iago alludes twice to his suspicions that both Othello and Cassio may have slept with his wife: Hath not elsehis eye Stray'd his affection in unlawful love, A sin prevailing much in youthful men, Who give their eyes the liberty of gazing. He describes her as: The poet's eye, in a fine frenzy rolling.
Be patient, for I will not let him stir Till I have used the approved means I have, With wholesome syrups, drugs, and holy prayers, To make of him a formal man again. It appears that Shakespeare during this period connected playwriting and acting with the treatment of mental illness.
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I have stay'd for thee. To get rid of Lord Hastings, an unwanted political ally, Richard, now himself Duke of Gloucester, accuses Hastings of protecting Jane Shore, claiming that she has withered his arm through witchcraft III, iv: How do we understand Iago, for instance, as a representation of evil.
There are many different defense systems used by the ego. Method of Examining the Plays Freud considered 'the analysis of works of the imagination and of their creators.
The sudden deterioration in family finances and prestige, the discontinuance of his schooling, the hasty forced marriage to an older woman already pregnant when another marriage had been licensedthe deer poaching compounded by a defiant public attack upon an important personage, and his leaving his family fit a pattern of delinquent adolescent behavior as unacceptable in Elizabethan times as now.
Here, Othello is also showing that his oedipal complex Is still not resolved by transferring his repressed emotions on to new objects through his desire to murder Cassia being the father in 1 OFF superego again when Desman the woman he loves becomes his enemy and he kills her.
The significant point is that his return to them reunited him with his daughter at the time of her early adolescence, and this appears to have had a profound and lasting effect on his attitude toward women.
This is shown throughout the play in his successful attempt to corrupt Othello marriage. Nay that cannot be so neither. A grievous burthen was thy birth to me, Tetchy and wayward thy infancy, Thy school-days frightful, desperate, wild, and furious. The emphasis here, he says, is on the "knowingly"—conscious deliberateness is key—as it is on the extremity of the hurt inflicted:.
Essays and criticism on William Shakespeare - Psychoanalytic Interpretations of Shakespeare's Works. The Burdens of Mind Reading in Shakespeare’s Othello: A Cognitive and Psychoanalytic Approach to Iago In a wonderful reading of Othello’s Guilford Press, ), esp.
36–43, which provides an extensive critique of Freudian metapsychology; Freud and the Neurosciences: From Brain Research to the Unconscious, ed. There's actually an insightful reading of Othello in Klein's "Envy and Gratitude." For both Freud and Klein, Shakespeare 's Othello is valuable because it gets at the intensity of ambivalence: that grandly intimate connection between love and hate.
Psychoanalysis and the Problem of Evil: Debating Othello in the Classroom Barbara A. Schapiro The text also allows, however, for an alternative reading that I would like to pursue.
I wonder as well about the social implications of construing destructiveness or evil as acausal and uncontingent. The Freudian Snow, for instance, sees the.
Postcolonial reading: ‘something from Cyprus’ Postcolonial readings focus on the play’s representation of Ottoman Turks. Shakespeare derived Othello’s plot from a short narrative in Giraldi Cinthio’s Gli Hecatommithi (), but set his play within the context of Venice’s struggle during the s with the Ottoman Empire for control of Cyprus, the.
The Burdens of Mind Reading in Shakespeare’s Othello: A Cognitive and Psychoanalytic Approach to Iago is more basically Iago’s perception of being ontologically overwhelmed by Othello.
47 The fetishized handkerchief is a Freudian / Lacanian object avant la lettre, described In a .Freudian reading on othello