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Black And White Motif

The Motif of Black and White in OthelloAn annotated list of relevant passages. Trying to arouse Brabantio’s anger at Othello, Iago yells at him in the middle of the night, “Even now, now, very now, an old black ram / Is tupping your white ewe” (1. 1.88-89). “Tupping” (or “topping”) is a nasty term for...

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