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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.

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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.

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    English
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    21,471
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    76/76
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    54
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    7
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    4
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    A rewrite of 4.3, the willow song scene.

    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?

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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."

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    “Be sure of it; give me the ocular proof.”
    Othello, Act 3 Scene 3

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    Short fics—some of which were written for various tumblr memes/prompts, and some for a writing class.

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    6/?
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    2
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    4
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    An essay analyzing the importance of modern film adaptations with regards to discussing the effect of Shakespeare's plays on our pop culture. Written for a class.

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    Thomas is starting his first day of college, and is sitting in his first class, Shakespearian Literature. It wasn't his first choice, but he's here now, so he might as well learn. Besides, what could Shakespeare have that still applies to life here and now?

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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.

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

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    1/1
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    1
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    2
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    4
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    2
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    Brabantio - Venetian Senator, goes to Holmes to find out who killed Desdemona and Othello.
    Five Holmes. Five eras. Five different situations.

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    20/20
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    Maybe they're all trapped.

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    Bianca waits for Cassio to wake up in hospital. They hear shocking news about the deaths of Othello and Desdemona.

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    1/1
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    3
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    2
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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?

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    1/1
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    3
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    6
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    2
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    Othello and Gregor Samsa end up on Deep Space Nine because of a holodeck malfunction. There is mutual healing and everyone is better for it.

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    A queer reading of the text 'Othello' can be taken in two ways- firstly, that Othello himself presents very much the type of machoistic man who, at the time of Shakespeare, could potentially be more interested in the company of men. OR, secondly, that Iago's schemes stem from a confused lust and hatred for Othello in equal terms.

    This is simply a suggestion based on the latter reading, set as if it were a prequel to the events within the play itself.

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    670
    Chapters:
    1/1
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    8
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    15
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    Cassio looked down at him with an uncomfortable mixture of horror and bemusement on his face.

    “I knew there was a reason I don’t normally drink,” he said lightly.

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    1,435
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    16
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    Othello finds out Iago's evil plan but he wants to know why Iago did it.
    Well Iago did it because he was jealous.
    Of Desdemona.
    Desdemona with Othello.
    Iago wanted to be with Othello.
    Iago loves him.

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    596
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    7
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    2
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    "Nature is fine in love, and where 'tis fine,
    It sends some precious instance of itself
    After the thing it loves."

    An ode to Shakespeare's motherless daughters.

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    532
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    4
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    17
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    2
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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
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    13,279
    Chapters:
    9/?
    Comments:
    4
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    2
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    158

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