Tuesday, June 13


Seen on the Subway

An advertisement for Barnes and Noble quoting Othello:
Good name in man and woman, dear my lord,
Is the immediate jewel of their souls:
Who steals my purse steals trash; ’t is something, nothing;
’T was mine, ’t is his, and has been slave to thousands;
But he that filches from me my good name
Robs me of that which not enriches him
And makes me poor indeed.
My question is, is this intended to dissuade pickpockets, or console the newly-mugged? Or, in light of the reference to Iago's stealable man's European carry-all, suggest while he may have been a louse, he was louse who was very secure in his masculine identity?

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