Shakespeare's Invention of Othello: A Study in Early Modern English

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Macmillan, 1988 - 284 pages
Did Shakespeare succeed in his characterisation of Othello? Or is the noble but degraded Moor psychologically implausible? This book enters an old controversy in a new way. Martin Elliott takes fully into account the fact that Shakespeare was writing in Early Modern English and explores word-meanings and syntax and finds an extended consistency.

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But to be free and bounteous to her minde
But that I loue the gentle Desdemona
Who can controll his Fate?

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