In his essay "Othello and Venice: Discrimination and Projection" Alessandro Serpieri observes of the play's lexicon that "bondage, bondslave
and, above all, bound significantly recur in crucial passages.
The most evil deceit resides in the conceit of those who pretend to be a friend and achieve their end by flattery, bribery, or coercion; those who fall victim to such evil remain forever the bondslave
of their Overseer.
But, once he finds himself in the position of master to a bondslave
, the colonial narrative and his own take on similar hues.
Included here are not only the poems "concerned entirely with slavery and freedom" but those that "mention the bondslave
, confinement, and liberty" as well.
20) In a crushing formulation, he asserts that Richard has now effectively deposed himself--"Landlord of England art thou now, not king, / Thy state of law is bondslave
to the law" (2.
cummings's, but the novel's title comes from the Chinese national anthem: "Arise, ye who refuse to be bondslaves
Many were bondslaves
, servants living with their masters, or prostitutes, but some were ordinary workers, skilled musicians, or craftsmen with valuable trade secrets, even, possibly, brothel keepers (Habib, 70-112).
Her Saviour has taken her from among the bondslaves
of Satan, and placed her in charge of a flowering garden, not amid the dust and blood of the battle.