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Othello

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Othello is not referred to by name in Act 1, Scene 1, but by such phrases as "thick-lips," "Barbary horse," and "lascivious Moor."

What is Shakespeare's purpose in using these kennings?

A

Shakespeare uses these kennings to establish the mysterious tone of the play.

B

Shakespeare uses these kennings to show Iago's prejudice towards Othello.

C

Shakespeare uses these kennings to present Iago and Roderigo as foils.

D

Shakespeare uses these kennings to slow the pace of the play by not divulging who this character is until the second scene.

E

Shakespeare uses these kennings to confuse the reader since Othello is a respected general.