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    Roderigo being Roderigo...at Iago's and Emilia's wedding.

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    English
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    3,790
    Chapters:
    7/8
    Comments:
    9
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    1
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    1
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    31
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    "Hesitant, Emilia reached up to stroke the brilliant scarlet rose in her hair, wincing slightly as one finger got caught on a sharp thorn. The blood, hidden in the flower's velvet petals, welled up in a thin red line as she placed her finger delicately in her mouth to quell the faint flow of that red tide. There is danger hidden in beauty, she thought suddenly, incongruously, and thorns sharp and cutting ensconced in flowers of love."

    The story of Othello and Desdemona is one of passion burning too strong-- of idle thoughts twisting into suspicions wild and imaginations raging with jealousy and fervent desire to be taken at one's chaste word. The story of Emilia and Iago is a quieter tale, of sinister machinations and a shared madness that sinks its thorny claws in deep and drags hapless souls together into a mire that is either love, or insanity, or hatred...or everything of nothing first created.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    24,221
    Chapters:
    93/108
    Comments:
    74
    Kudos:
    4
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    1
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    102
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    A collection of random prompts and pairings, because really, love can never be boxed neatly into a single category.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    2,090
    Chapters:
    3/?
    Comments:
    5
    Kudos:
    7
    Bookmarks:
    1
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    178
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    "...Why, my dear husband...I am glad to think that in your eyes, I am a woman of more beauty than a goddess. But I pray tell, which goddess might you mean? Lovely Aphrodite?" Emilia flashed a coy smile into the looking glass and silently praised herself, in pleasurable guilt, for the alluring tones she had managed to achieve in her voice. "Ay, you flatter me much."

     

     

     

     

    The story of Othello and Desdemona is one of passion burning too strong-- of idle thoughts twisting into suspicions wild and imaginations raging with jealousy and fervent desire to be taken at one's chaste word. The story of Emilia and Iago is a quieter tale, of sinister machinations and a shared madness that sinks its thorny claws in deep and drags hapless souls together into a mire that is either love, or insanity, or hatred...or everything of nothing first created.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    21,471
    Chapters:
    76/76
    Comments:
    70
    Kudos:
    10
    Bookmarks:
    4
    Hits:
    189
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    "Four missed calls. The notifications flashed across the phone’s small screen as he picked it up from the couch onto which it had been angrily flung. Cassio, every time. Cassio, the looker, the rake, the right hand. The usurper. Puffed-up, arrogant, self-important wanker--! But. He had called. Four times. Called him four times, and that in itself was anachronistic enough to give him pause. He could see no reason for such desperate seeking of contact. Their work was done: Othello’s farce of a marriage...dealt with; Brabantio powerless and in a right strop. The newlyweds off shagging somewhere before the tour, warming up to the music of groans and bodies joined in unholy communion, playing the swan song to their hideous love in this place, this time, this life. Roderigo gulled, driven to the brink of madness by the twin flames of elation and the passion of his own stupidity, buoyed up on the rising smoke of hopes no more substantial than sparks, bringing destruction in their effervescent glory before fading to nothing ere one could say they lightened. Cassio...well. Cassio, sitting like Patience on a monument, smiling at grief-- his grief. Holding his place. Owning the piece of-- no. That mattered not."

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,442
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Kudos:
    8
    Bookmarks:
    1
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    115
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    "It was about love. That's what you've gotta understand. Don't talk to me about race. Don't talk to me about politics. It was love. Simple as that."

    An analysis of the theme of love as a precursor to hate in Othello, comparing Shakespeare's text to Andrew Davies's 2001 screenplay.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    2,258
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Kudos:
    8
    Bookmarks:
    1
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    281
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    Summary

    It's a requirement, if Othello wants to save his career and his marriage.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,207
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    4
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    151
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    Summary

    Brabantio - Venetian Senator, goes to Holmes to find out who killed Desdemona and Othello.
    Five Holmes. Five eras. Five different situations.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    6,630
    Chapters:
    20/20
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    4
    Hits:
    205
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    Summary

    Maybe they're all trapped.

    Language:
    English
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    1,495
    Chapters:
    1/1
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    1
    Comments:
    7
    Kudos:
    16
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    164
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    'Demand me nothing: what you know, you know:
    From this time forth I never will speak word.'-Iago. Othello (Act 5 Scene 2)

    What might Iago have said if he had chosen to speak, rather than refused?

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    321
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    3
    Kudos:
    8
    Bookmarks:
    2
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    223
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    '...But perchance it was not that at all. No, perhaps it was his eyes, his deeply shadowed, astonishingly pale eyes, that touched the place within her where no one had dared venture before, for fear of the diabolism that lay therein. Like chips of January ice, cutting and raw, they snapped up to meet her own too suddenly for comfort, narrowing briefly into invisibility before widening once more, baring to her unexpectedly ravenous soul a stunning acuity and choking, yet liberating fire. O, that fire, that bright and baleful gleam! It was one she knew well, too well: one she saw reflected within herself every moment. It was a fire of ambition: ruthless ambition, and passion, and an inherent danger that set some girlishly ignominious part of her soul, that she had thought lay dormant in her aspish breast, to blazing, alight with the searing black glow of glorious villainy....'

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    13,279
    Chapters:
    9/?
    Comments:
    4
    Kudos:
    3
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    183
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    It is not wickedness. It is not jealousy. It is not desire, or hatred, or any of that. It is only love. Simple as that.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,090
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    16
    Bookmarks:
    2
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    523
  13. Tags
    Summary

    Desdemona thinks about what her decision to marry Othello may cost her.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    123
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    4
    Kudos:
    9
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    223
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    Summary

    Emilia and Desdemona talk about life and love.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,222
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    15
    Kudos:
    21
    Bookmarks:
    3
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    284
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    Summary

    The only witchcraft he has used.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    100
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    13
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    157
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    Summary

    The chain rattling, to his extreme and thrilled surprise, only raises in volume after that.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,513
    Chapters:
    10/10
    Comments:
    4
    Kudos:
    46
    Bookmarks:
    1
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    1142
  17. Tags
    Summary

    An analysis of Othello, focusing on the central theme of betrayal.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    2,073
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    8
    Kudos:
    3
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    511
  18. Tags
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    Because one day for English Class, we were told to write Shakespeare fanfiction for grades.

    This passed, though barely. Not because the marking scheme was high or because this was bad, but because the marking teacher disagreed with my assessment of Iago's character.

    Iago's an arse. on the other hand, it's Othello who kills Desdemona on only the word of a known arse. COME ON GUYS.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    931
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Kudos:
    10
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    1
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    316
  19. Tags
    Summary

    In the last moments of the Poet's life, Othello demands justice

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    782
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Kudos:
    8
    Bookmarks:
    1
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    334
  20. Tags
    Summary

    It was not Iago's fault that he saw better than other men.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,214
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    11
    Kudos:
    20
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    1007

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