The paper is to be written in MlA format with app research in the essay on Psychosis in the news. I will leave the rubric in files and the syllabus…..
Identify one of the main themes/topics/ideas being discussed by Shakespeare in this passage (1 point).
Read and analyze (in paragraph format) the following passage from “Othello” by William Shakespeare. (30 points)
1) Identify one of the main themes/topics/ideas being discussed by Shakespeare in this passage (1 point).
2) Then tell me: what is Shakespeare saying about that one theme/topic/idea in this passage? (3 points)
3) Now analyze the passage to show me exactly how this one theme is being represented by Shakespeare. Each close reading should involve at least 20 sentences of your own (16pts).
4) Provide evidence (at least 3 quotations) from the excerpt to back up your idea about the theme (3 points).
5) Don’t forget to analyze your quotations! (4pts)
6) Make sure to tie this theme/topic/idea back to the play as a whole, showing that you’ve read and understood the entire story (3pts).
“Othello” Act 4 Scene 3
In troth, I think I should; and undo’t when I had
done. Marry, I would not do such a thing for a
joint-ring, nor for measures of lawn, nor for
gowns, petticoats, nor caps, nor any petty
exhibition; but for the whole world,–why, who would
not make her husband a cuckold to make him a
monarch? I should venture purgatory for’t.
Yes, a dozen; and as many to the vantage as would
store the world they played for.
But I do think it is their husbands’ faults
If wives do fall: say that they slack their duties,
And pour our treasures into foreign laps,
Or else break out in peevish jealousies,
Throwing restraint upon us; or say they strike us,
Or scant our former having in despite;
Why, we have galls, and though we have some grace,
Yet have we some revenge. Let husbands know
Their wives have sense like them: they see and smell
And have their palates both for sweet and sour,
As husbands have. What is it that they do
When they change us for others? Is it sport?
I think it is: and doth affection breed it?
I think it doth: is’t frailty that thus errs?
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,
The ills we do, their ills instruct us so.