Although the play bears his name, Act I, scene I of Othello does not mention the Moor’s name even once--yet Roderigo and Brabantio are seemingly unable to refrain from speaking about him. What can be said about this fact? What does Roderigo and Iago’s not referring to the Moor by his name say about how they feel about “the moor”? (Explain in 4-6 sentences)
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Answered by jill d #170087
By not using Othello's given name and referring to him as "the Moor", these characters display a certain dislike or resentment for Othello as a person. Calling him "the moor" is a sign of disrespect.