Is Othello the first Dindu in the history of literature? He cuckolds Iago before the play begins and makes some untrained young stud his lieutenant. Yet he's taught as some kind of innocent victim with a short fuse. Bizarre!
>Go to /pol/ if you want to discuss one of the central characters in the western literary tradition
No thanks. Don't get your panties in a twist. Nobody cares that you support Bernie.
Well he at least expresses some form of remorse for the crime he commits (killing Desdemona), and repays it by taking his own life.
More than one can say about "dindu's"
The background to the play is of course Venice's war with the Turks in the late 16th Century. It takes place in 1570, which is around the time of Queen Elizabeth and Boris Godunov.
Othello isn't really the protagonist or the antagonist of the play, he's just hanging over the drama in a light kind of way.
If he had copulated with Desdemona, he might have had a son, and then Brabrantio's grandson (himself a Moor, not what the Queen would call a Negar necessarily) might become Senator.
Nevertheless, Othello is already in a state of power in respect to Cassio & Iago, so there's that issue in the mix. Iago is indifferent to who is ruling, as long as he can maintain his own position. Unfortunately or not, Emilia betrays her own husband, and Iago goes nuts.
There's no proof, or even reason to suspect, that Othello actually slept with Emilia. Iago tells the audience this, yes, but Iago only shows us repeatedly that he's completely duplicitous.
Iago isn't a pathological liar. Pathological lying is when you simply can't keep yourself from lying whether it benefits you or not. I've known a pathological liar in the past and she was nothing like Iago.
Iago is just a cunning manipulator who is open to the strategic use of dishonesty. Also, when he talks about being cuckolded in his monologues he isn't claiming to have been cuckolded by simply reminding himself of widespread rumours that Dindu fucked his bird.
Except no one else says anything about Othello fucking his wife. Emilia calls him out for thinking something so retarded (like you do) but literally no one brings it up but him.
Seriously have you even seen the play?
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>that's if you're going historically accurate
If you're going historically accurate he's not going to be black at all, he's going to look like this guy.
It's just too late, anon. Mods could have stopped this, but they didn't. I don't know if they wanted it to happen or just didn't care, but they let them have free reign and they'll never leave until /lit/ gets nuked.
This is the future you chose.
>Emilia calls him out for thinking something so retarded
Women never lie about cheating.
"Dindu" is a
racistterm for blacks, particularly African Americans. The term originates from the canard that blacks accused, convicted, or proven of committing various crimes and outrages reflexively are reflexively defended on the grounds that they "dindu nuffin" (also, that "he was a good boy" who was "tryna/finna turn his life around" and perhaps could have been helped in this by the allocation of "mo money for dem programs"). For example: "Why Zimmerman shoot that Trayvon boy, he dindu nuffin!"
Dindu may also refer to those follow the folk religion of Dinduism, a syncretic cult with origins in Christianity and the American Civil Rights movement in which, roughly, Black Power takes the place of the Holy Spirit in the traditional Christian Trinity and MLK assumes the role of the Son. There is no father, of course.
I was responding to somebody saying that nobody else brings it up. Emilia brings it up, and Emilia herself brings it up to reference a third person - neither Emilia or Iago - bringing it up. The rumour exists independent of Iago's invention of a premise to justify revenge on Othello.
I actually don't think it's racism, but I have no idea what it is. That's what makes Iago scary. Might be a naive reading but I sort of like it, or rather I like Iago's motives being completely ambiguous. I'm just calling bullshit when he says Othello slept with Emilia.