What is manipulation? 8min • How/Why does manipulation occur? • What are the reasons or motivations of the manipulator? • What are some examples of manipulation? • What can the effects of manipulation be? • Is it always bad? • Who is to blame for the manipulation? The manipulator or the person who was manipulated?
Manipulation and Othello 5min • Who seems to be the main manipulator in this play so far? • Who is he manipulating and why? • Brabantio says to Othello: “Look to her, Moor, if thou has eyes to see. She has deceived her father, and may thee.” (1.1.295-296) How may this lay the groundwork for the manipulation we will see later in the play?
Partner Discussion 8min • Turn to a partner and you will discuss your answers to these questions with them. • Take notes on any good points your partner makes that you did not consider. • BE ON TASK. • If I have to ask you and your partner to return to discussing the questions you will loose point on this assignment. • Be prepared to share.