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Footnotes in Bevington Othello?
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.2132  Monday, 20 December 2004

From:           Philip Weller <
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Date:           Thursday, 16 Dec 2004 08:42:39 -0800
Subject: 15.2120 Footnotes in Bevington Othello?
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.2120 Footnotes in Bevington Othello?

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 >John W. Kennedy <
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 >>>Philip Weller <
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 >>>Oh, but there is a world of nuance between "I have fallen in love with
 >>>you" and "I want a MAN."
 >
 >Not a MAN, but a man such as the one described in his story, i.e.
 >himself.  And I don't think for the lover there's a real difference
 >between wishing to be like the beloved (made as such a man) and wishing
 >to unite with the beloved (that the only such man was made to be her
 >other half).  It embodies the twin- soul other-half ideal that they were
 >made for each other and that uniting will make them one flesh, combining
 >their attributes.

Excellently put, what I would have thought myself, if I had thought harder.

-- Sincerely, Philip Weller Shakespeare Navigators
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