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  • From its hiding-place he took out his mouse-nibbled volume, turned with religious care its stained and crumbled pages, and began to read Othello.
  • Othello, he remembered, was like the hero of Three Weeks in a Helicopter–a black man.
  • Only in Othello’s word could he find an adequate vehicle for his contempt and hatred.
  • Why don’t you let them see Othello instead?
  • "Well then," he said, after a pause, "something new that’s like Othello, and that they could understand."
  • Because, if it were really like Othello nobody could understand it, however new it might be.
  • And if were new, it couldn’t possibly be like Othello.
  • Because our world is not the same as Othello’s world.
  • And now expecting them to understand Othello!
  • "All the same," he insisted obstinately, "Othello’s good, Othello’s better than those feelies."
  • "All the same," he insisted obstinately, "Othello’s good, Othello’s better than those feelies."
  • For the same reason as we don’t give them Othello: they’re old; they’re about God hundreds of years ago.
  • Don’t you remember what Othello said?
  • All the tonic effects of murdering Desdemona and being murdered by Othello, without any of the inconveniences.

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  • Othello’s talent was a decorated sleeve she was charmed by.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • I had a theater review of Othello due on the eZine editor’s desk by nine p.m., and I made a deal with myself, promising I’d go hunt down food as soon as I finished it.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush

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