The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0222 Friday, 8 May 2009
From: John W Kennedy <
Date: Thursday, 07 May 2009 00:09:55 -0400
Subject: 20.0216 Playing Iago
Comment: Re: SHK 20.0216 Playing Iago
From: Donald Bloom <
>At the risk of descending into mere curmudgeonry, I must confess
>that I find this thread identifying Othello and Iago as serial
>If it is merely anti-military hyperbole, I will let it go.
>But if it is meant seriously, then I have to ask where on earth it
>I can't claim any immediate knowledge of serial killers, but what I
>do know suggests that their mentality is quite different from that
>of professional soldiers, such as we may generalize about that group.
"When first I became one of the New Anarchists I tried all kinds of
respectable disguises. . . . Then I tried being a major. Now I am a
humanitarian myself, but I have, I hope, enough intellectual breadth to
understand the position of those who, like Nietzsche, admire violence
-- the proud, mad war of Nature and all that, you know. I threw myself
into the major. I drew my sword and waved it constantly. I called out
'Blood!' abstractedly, like a man calling for wine. I often said, 'Let
the weak perish; it is the Law.' Well, well, it seems majors don't do
this. I was nabbed again."
G. K. Chesterton. "The Man Who Was Thursday"
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