EMILIA QUOTES Flashcard Example #36851

EMILIA
There certainly is not that strong and equal tie of love which we would expect to find existing between man and wife. lago uses Emilia as his tool; she is cared for only in so far as she is of use to him. lago has neither the desire nor the ability to love anything or anybody.
Emilia seems to love lago with a kind of passionate devotion. Her sole aim seems to be to do his will, as is seen by her theft of the handkerchief.
Emilia’s love for Desdemona is perhaps the purest of her feelings. The bond, then, between lago and Emilia is the bond of evil, in the one case instinctive, in the other acquired.
LOYALTY TO IAGO
‘A thousand times he bid me steal it’
‘I nothing but to please his fantasy,’
DISLOYALTY TO IAGO
‘Who would not make her husband a cuckold to make him a monarch?’
‘Let husbands know the wives have senses like them’
LOYALTY TO DESDEMONA
‘Poor lady, she’ll run mad when she lack it’
‘All, cry shame against me, yet I’ll speak’
TREATMENT FROM IAGO
‘Alas she has no speech’
‘You rise to play and go to bed to work’
‘It is a common thing…To have a foolish wife’
‘Good Wench’
SHIFT IN CHARACHTER
“I know not, madam” (when Desdemona asks about her handkerchief)
‘You told a lie, an odious damned lie!’
‘Im bound to speak’

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