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  1. Mar 2024
    1. He that is robbed, not wanting what is stol'n,Let him not know’t, and he’s not robbed at all.

      His point is that ignorance is bliss -- all is destroyed from knowing, from suspecting, from understanding. (connects to Blake)

    2. Nay, yet there’s more in this.I prithee speak to me as to thy thinkings,As thou dost ruminate, and give thy worst of thoughtsThe worst of words

      Iago has not elaborated or said much, it is Othello who is prying deeper and deeper into "knowing" what he should not, into peering into something that would disturb his peace. This connects to Blake's Songs of Innocence and Experience. It is then Othello's fault for looking for answers to his suspicions which he confirms with confirmation bias.