Revival of art and culture
Rediscovery of ancient Greek and Roman writing
Objectivity and Individualism
Use of superstition to explain reality
Putting seeds of doubt in Othello's mind regarding her relationship with Cassio
Warning Othello to be careful not to be jealous
Reminding Othello that Desdemona lied to her own father
Having Othello overhear a conversation with his wife Emilia about Desdemona's unfaithfulness
The reader knows Desdemona is faithful while Othello does not.
The reader knows that Cassio has been tricked into drinking while Cassio himself does not.
The reader knows that Iago is working to hurt Othello while Othello does not.
The reader knows that Desdemona and Othello truly love each other while Cassio does not.
Emilia, his wife
Rodrigo, his friend
Montano, Cassio's enemy
Bianca, Cassio's jealous lover
He is upset about the loss of his reputation.
He is upset that he didn't kill Montano while he had the chance.
He is upset that Othello humiliated him in public.
He is upset that Desdemona didn't defend him at the time.
A move away from revelation to reason as the primary authority in areas of knowledge
A revival of art and culture with the rediscovery of ancient Greek and Roman texts.
A revival of religious feeling following the Protestant Reformation
A regard for the Socratic principles of justice and virtue in matters of government
Sacrificing ones moral integrity for temporary personal gain, such as power or success
A deal one makes with a political party in order to pay less taxes
An agreement that a scholar makes with a student to openly exchange ideas
Goethe's new style of writing in response to the Enlightenment emphasis on rationalism
Magic and suicide
Drugs and alcohol
Religion and study
Friendship with Wagner
The "Moment," transcendence, deep personal satisfaction
Power, wealth, and women
Wealth, success, and the ability to be handsome and young again
The heights of knowledge, and to become the wisest man in Europe