October 16-20


Finish Act 2 of Othello; review for quiz tomorrow over Acts 1 and 2. Here are some quotes… make sure you know who is speaking  and what the context is.

“In following him, I follow but myself”

“I am not what I am”

“ O, I have/ lost my reputation! I have lost the immortal part of/ myself, and what remains is bestial.”

“Is there not charms by which the property of youth and maidhood may be abused?Have you not read, Roderigo, of some such thing?”

“I had rather have this tongue cut from my mouth/Than it should do offense to Michael Cassio.”

“It seems not meet nor wholesome to my place to be producted, as if I stay I shall, against the Moor.”

“Look to her, Moor, if thou hast eyes to see./ She has deceived her father, and may thee.”

“Rude am I in my speech,/ And little blessed with the soft phrase of peace;”

“If virtue no delighted beauty lack,/ Your son in law is far more fair than black.”

“I’ll sell all my land.”

“I lack iniquity sometimes to do me service.”

“A maiden never bold, of spirit so still and quiet that her motion blushed at herself.”

“ What wouldst write of me if thou shouldst praise me?”

“It were well/The General were put in mind of it. /Perhaps he sees it not, or his good nature/ Prizes the virtue that appears in Cassio/ And looks not on his evils.”

“This only is the witchcraft I have used.”

“I hate the Moor, and it is thought abroad that ‘twixt my sheets has done my office.”

“My blood begins my safer guides to rule and passion…assays to lead the way.”



Acts 1 and 2 quiz.

When you are done, turn the scantron in to the drawer and place the quiz on the table.

Grab a CLASS COPY of the Close Reading chapter and your personal copy of the Queen Elizabeth speech.

style analysis

Speech to the Troops at Tilbury

Read the packet. Using their notes annotate YOUR copy of the speech. Yes, I want you to highlight and note the things they mention about her speech. This is modeling the kind of annotations you will be making and what you will be looking for when you do a rhetorical analysis.

It will help to watch this recreation of the speech from the 2005 miniseries Elizabeth I. Helen Mirren stars as the Queen.


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