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  • 1 Nicholas Dunne-Lynch // Apr 17, 2016 at 2:28 am

    ‘Aristotle would have had high praise for Shakespeare’s change here from the impersonal, and utterly ridiculous, joint-sandbagging of Desdemona, to her strangulation by her warrior husband because it intensifies and compounds the feeling of pity and fear.’And that excuses honour-killing, I suppose. Shakespeare plays a trick on us, throwing us into sympathy with a self-obsessed honour-killer.

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