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In othello act 1 scene 3. who urges roderigo to control his lustful ur

In othello act 1 scene 3. who urges roderigo to control his lustful ur

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School: University of Southern California
Department: Classics
Course: Diversity and the Classical Western Tradition
Professor: Daniel richter
Term: Summer 2016
Tags: CLAS, 320, diversity, Classical, western, Tradition, and Classics
Cost: 25
Name: CLAS 320 Week 15 Lecture Notes
Description: Lecture notes for week 15. Second lecture was low on review content, so look at discussion notes for outline of topics
Uploaded: 12/10/2017
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Lecture 15.1 We also discuss several other topics like How do you find the area of a circle?

Othello Act I Scene 3

Iago and Roderigo in Scene

  • Urges Roderigo to control his costful urges for Desdemona

Iago believes that there are unchangeable quals in Othello (bestial, rash, etc), and therefore, his relationship with Desdemona doesn’t make senseIf you want to learn more check out What is the use of seismic waves?

In Shakespeare’s time, black were a stable “other”, while Jews “otherness” is rather invisible

  • “Jewishness, in this case is more threatening”

If you want to learn more check out What is the difference between perception and imagery?

Act II

  • With British fleet destroyed, the importance of Othello being a Venetian General is reduced
  • In Cypress, Iago convinces Othello to relieve Cassio (Othello’s captain) of his position
  • Drunkenly fight with Roderigo

If you want to learn more check out Is nitrogen dioxide a gas?

One of the major tragic tenants of the play is Iago teaching Othello how to exercise self - hatred because of race

Othello describes them as Barbarous

  • Compare to Las Casas Bar types
  • Including those who “Act Barbaric”

We also discuss several other topics like How is the cdk activity modulated/regulated? c

Lecture 15.2

Examples of Modern Overtly Racist Regimes

  • Jim Crow in American South
  • Nazi Germany
  • South Africa Apartheid Era
  • Purity of blood = purity and stability of state

We also discuss several other topics like Why does the incidence of cancer in humans increase precipitously with age?

Greek Antitheses (male / female, light / dark, divine / bestial)

  • Allows for gathering of Barbarians (in accordance with nature)
  • Slavery
  • Patriarchy
  • Classism

[ in class discussion from class reflecting on the course and the meaning of the course as a whole]

Discussion 15

Final Review

Highly recommended to read: “A Small Place” [Final Reading]

Readings:

  • Aeschylus
  • Time of Athenian Democracy
  • Persians: binaries (weapons, languages, battle style
  • Persian Hubris as warning
  • Athens overreaching power, Greed
  • “Problems of Empire”
  • Suppliant Maidens:
  • Claim to similarities and lineage (despite differences like skin color)
  • Gender is focussed binary
  • Aristotle: Politics
  • Taxonomy of humans based on logos
  • Man / woman, Greek / barbarian
  • Idea of “Natural Slavery” (which groups)
  • La Casas and Sepulveda
  • Natural slavery and “need for subjugation” justifies war
  • Hellenistic Philosophy (print handout)
  • Cosmopolitics: “citizen of the cosmos
  • Stoicism
  • Everything in universe contains substance, “pneuma”
  • Alexander the Great
  • Greek (Hellenic) Identity vs. Eastern Identity
  • Find examples
  • Hercules vs. Dionysis
  • Second Maccabees
  • Perspective of Jews as they’re being Hellenized
  • Jews start to adopt and / or reject certain practices
  • Example of non - peaceful, Greek takeover
  • Heliodorus: Aethiopika
  • Ethiopian princess born white
  • Skin color confuses people, but not the most important chief identifier at the time
  • 3 cultures
  • Ethiopia
  • Greece (democracy criticized)
  • Egypt (founder of culture as a whole)
  • Las Casa and Sepulveda
  • Petrine Mandate
  • All should convert to Christianity
  • “Requirement” used as conversion tool
  • Shakespeare: merchant of Venice, Othello
  • Race is very important. Idea in discourse
  • Don’t Mention Pandora’s Box!
  • Aka focus on in - class texts
  • Specifics are good!

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