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Playing Iago
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0222  Friday, 8 May 2009

From:       John W Kennedy <
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Date:       Thursday, 07 May 2009 00:09:55 -0400
Subject: 20.0216 Playing Iago
Comment:    Re: SHK 20.0216 Playing Iago

From:       Donald Bloom <
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 >At the risk of descending into mere curmudgeonry, I must confess
 >that I find this thread identifying Othello and Iago as serial
 >killers puzzling.
 >
 >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
 >comes from.
 >
 >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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