November 19th, 2009


Othello Act 2

December 11th, 2010

“Reputation” becomes a very important word in Act 2 of Othello. Whose reputation is marred and why? Is Iago correct in his observation that “reputation is an idle and most false imposition, oft got without merit and lost without deserving” (2.3.287-89)? In what other ways is reputation a factor in this play?