The animal imagery starts to get pretty heavy in Act 4 as Othello gets mind-f*cked by that demon, Iago. Goats, monkeys, minxes, skunks… There’s no telling who or what is having sex in his imagination. He is sliding far from the noble, charismatic hero we first met back in Act 1. That’s why they call it a tragedy…
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