To the last article: my lord shall never rest; I'll watch him tame and talk him out of patience; His bed shall seem a school, his board a shrift; With Cassio's suit: therefore be merry, Cassio; Nothing, my lord: or if--I know not what. [To OTHELLO] You must leave this room and come with us. I would not want to kill you when you haven't prepared your soul by confessing and repenting. 2. OTHELLO Excellent wretch! One more, one more kiss. Why, that the Moor first gave to Desdemona; That which so often you did bid me steal. He kisses his wife three times; she awakens. Rot half a grain a day! Perdition catch my soul, 90 : But I do love thee! You know what you know. What’s best to do? No way but this. Ha! I will walk around. Oh, sweet mistress, say something! I know this act seems horrible and grim. I myself. 178. 12. One of the Moor's nautical images. thou hast set me on the rack: What sense had I of her stol'n hours of lust? I will be like a swan and die while singing. Oh! Why, then, to-morrow night; or Tuesday morn; On Tuesday noon, or night; on Wednesday morn: Exceed three days: in faith, he's penitent; And yet his trespass, in our common reason--, Save that, they say, the wars must make examples. Desdemona has noticed Othello behaving strangely but thinks it must be because of his work. She wakes. Moor, she was chaste, she loved thee, cruel Moor. I have another weapon in this room. He lies to th' heart. For thou hast killed the sweetest innocent. Brainerd Kellogg. I speak the truth, so my soul will go to heaven. Oh, are you come, Iago? Line-by-line modern translations of every Shakespeare play and poem. And the news you spread led to the murder. So speaking as I think, alas, I die. [To IAGO] You cruel dog, look at the tragic contents of this bed—worse than pain, starvation, or the tempestuous sea. Dear general, I gave you no reason to kill me. If I do prove her haggard. Think'st thou I'ld make a lie of jealousy, With fresh suspicions? I swear by heaven, I do not lie, I do not, gentlemen. I never did Offend you in my life, never loved Cassio But with such general warranty of heaven As I might love. I must weep, But they are cruel tears. IAGO My noble lord--OTHELLO What dost thou say, Iago? There was never anything so sweet and yet so deadly as you. It's not a natural thing to kill someone for loving. It is the very error of the moon,She comes more nearer earth than she was wont And makes men mad. O cursed, cursed slave! how then? Be not afraid, though you do see me weaponed. Honest IagoHath ta'en order for ’t. Oh, you fool! She was too attached to her filthy marriage to you to be unfaithful. and long live you to think so! Iago's pretended reluctance excites Othello. Did you say with Cassio? To incur a private cheque. Do you see how you look now? It is proper for me to obey my husband, but not in this case. That handkerchief thou speak’st of I found by fortune and did give my husband. If he had had as many lives as hairs on his head, I would have had enough revenge for each one of them. What, is he dead? But what serve for the thunder?—Precious villain! 183. Let it go all. An honorable murderer, if you will,For naught I did in hate, but all in honor. — A.-S. = Anglo-Saxon: M.E. Oh, you woman with an unlucky fate, as pale as your white nightgown! Honest Iago has taken care of that. Mammering, desisting, standing in suspense. Justice to break her sword! Matching, similar to. Yes, but it's not yet time for me to die! No, I will speak as liberal as the north. And you have mercy, too! What needs this iterance, woman? I think upon ’t, I think I smell ’t, Oh, villainy! 238. my wife! I told him what I thought, and said no more than that which he himself found out to be true. Lectures on Othello: Play Construction and the Suffering and Murder of Desdemona You heard her say herself that it wasn't me. Speak, for my heart can't bear your silence any longer. OTHELLO enters with a lit candle. Oh, farewell! He has hardly committed any fault which would be I have served the government of Venice well, and they know it. [He kisses DESDEMONA] One more, and that's the last. [To DESDEMONA] I kissed thee ere I killed thee. That he hath left part of his grief with me. I will play the swan. I prithee, speak to me as to thy thinkings, As thou dost ruminate, and give thy worst of thoughts. He, woman. 'Othello' is one such work. It seems Roderigo meant to send it to Iago, but the damned villain likely killed him before he had the chance. These are bad signs, but I hope they do not point to something that is going to happen to me. Thou hast not half that power to do me harm As I have to be hurt. Sees and knows more, much more, than he unfolds. Yes, yes. It will be soon. Shame! Of, about, concerning. or into the wind, it seldom returns. Here is a letter Found in the pocket of the slain Roderigo, And here another. Oh, here it is. No, he cannot speak. Long live she so! From this time forth I never will speak word. Put out the light, and then put out the light. Blow me around in winds, burn me in sulfur flames, wash me in gulfs of liquid fire! Forked plague, the horns supposed to grow on the forehead of one whose wife had been unfaithful. I know you did not; you aren't that much of a villain. His estrangement shall not be more serious than policy Of one not easily jealous, but being wrought. Speak of me as a man who is not used to crying, but whose eyes now drop tears like the Arabian trees that drip with medicinal sap. Blow me about in winds, roast me in sulfur, Wash me in steep-down gulfs of liquid fire!—. Burn like the mines of Sulphur. O perjured woman, thou dost stone my heart, By heaven, I saw my handkerchief in his hand. 118. Consider my fears officious. Not now, sweet Desdemona; some other time. Oh, she was heavenly true! Possibly I never loved Cassio except in a general way, as a friend. 234. I can't help but weep, but that is not a sign of pity. Emilia knocks at the door, calling for Othello. I speak not yet of proof. Had she been true, If heaven would make me such another world Of one entire and perfect chrysolite, I’d not have sold her for it. My wife! Not Cassio killed! Methinks it should be now a huge eclipse Of sun and moon, and that th' affrighted globe Should yawn at alteration. I think my wife be honest and think she is not; I think that thou art just and think thou art not. ’tis a lost fear. Farewell. [To OTHELLO] Oh, you murdering fool! No; to be once in doubt. It strikes where it doth love. Leets, manor courts. Sith, since. You shall close prisoner rest Till that the nature of your fault be known To the Venetian state.—Come, bring him away. Yes, he would curse his good conscience and stoop to damnation. O mistress, villainy hath made mocks with love! When we shall meet at compt This look of thine will hurl my soul from heaven And fiends will snatch at it. And quickly. Ed. Pride, pomp and circumstance of glorious war! As mine own face. I found by fortune and did give my husband. Of one not easily jealous, but being wrought, Perplexed in the extreme. Roderigo meant to have sent this damnèd villain. The root when "torn out of the earth" (Romeo and Juliet, iv. Who can control his fate? I'm not very strong if some puny little man can take my sword from me. Whereon, I do beseech thee, grant me this. What you know, you know. Go, guard the outer door. Cassio did top her, ask thy husband else. O mistress, villainy hath made mocks with love!My husband say that she was false! No, 'faith; she let it drop by negligence. It is pitiful, but Iago knows that Desdemona had shamefully cheated on me with Cassio a thousand times. Good gentlemen, give me permission to speak. Your character study should be approximately 200 words long, and should be written in paragraph form. Bring the villain forth.  Othello: Plot Summary Foh! If heaven would make me such another world. I believe you, and I ask for your forgiveness. 140. You are about to die. Send for him hither,Let him confess a truth. Help, ho, help! One of them says that Roderigo should kill Cassio. Let me draw the bed curtains. He is a terrible villain. 250. Oh, you malicious wretch! Enter DESDEMONA, EMILIA, IAGO, RODERIGO, and Attendants. I know this act seems horrible and grim. Do thy worst.This deed of thine is no more worthy heavenThan thou wast worthy her. EMILIA 3 Good madam, do: I warrant it grieves my husband, 4 As if the case were his. Did you and he consent in Cassio’s death? I would not want to kill you when you haven't prepared your soul by confessing and repenting. 153. Othello. Sir, you shall understand what hath befall'n, Which, as I think, you know not. EMILIA [She picks up DESDEMONA's handkerchief] I am glad I have found this handkerchief. As proofs of holy writ: this may do something. For the fair devil. I think there should be a huge eclipse now of both the sun and the moon, and the ground itself should break open at what has happened. He's surely killed his own wife. Do not you chide; I have a thing for you. Go, guard the outer door. Help! Oh! Hey, help! Presently. I said "your husband"—do you understand the words? Just do it. Oh, you've come, Iago? Devils, whip me until I no longer see this horrible sight! And yet, how nature erring from itself,--, Ay, there's the point: as--to be bold with you--. Found in the pocket of the slain Roderigo, And here another. Be not acknown on 't, do not confess to the knowledge Help, ho! Of her own clime, complexion, and degree, Whereto we see in all things nature tends--. Refine any search. I remember times when, with this little arm and good sword of mine, I made my way through obstacles more than twenty times as tough as you. [To DESDEMONA] I kissed you before I killed you. I found the handkerchief you speak of by chance, and gave it to my husband. If she had been faithful, I wouldn't have traded her for an entire world made entirely of gemstones. I'll let it all go. O dolt! No, I swear on my life and soul! Each iambic line is meant to … confer) ; I have seen the day That with this little arm and this good sword I have made my way through more impediments Than twenty times your stop. It is pitiful, but Iago knows that Desdemona had shamefully cheated on me with Cassio a thousand times. If I extinguish you, flame, I can light you again if I have second thoughts. Send for him hither. It were not for your quiet nor your good. What will you do with 't, that you have been, Give't me again: poor lady, she'll run mad. Prick'd to't by foolish honesty and love. One of them says that Roderigo should kill Cassio. Receive it from me. She did deceive her father, marrying you; And when she seem'd to shake and fear your looks. Why, your lieutenant, Cassio. DESDEMONA asleep in bed Enter OTHELLO with a light. Is not to leave't undone, but keep't unknown. Were ’t good? be gone! Farewell the neighing steed, and the shrill trump. 275. Oh, she was foul!— I scarce did know you, uncle. Oh! I did say so: Shall ever medicine thee to that sweet sleep. And just now, even though he seemed to be dead, Roderigo spoke and said that Iago tricked him and urged him to on. Write this, and also say that one time in Aleppo a malicious Turk wearing a turban beat a Venetian, flouting the Venetian state, and so I grabbed the circumcised Turkish dog by his throat and struck him down like this. Did you say with Cassio? This is your doing. Don't let Iago get out. Do not doubt, Cassio. Gratiano, guard the house and take the Moor's possessions, for you inherit them all. OTHELLO : Farewell, my Desdemona: I'll come to thee straight. I don't care about your sword. Mandragora, mandrake. Perdition catch my soul, But I do love thee! 387. Let him not pass, But kill him rather. Clip, originally to hold tight; hence (1) to embrace You have no weapon, and so you'll surely get hurt. CASSIO Oh, my mistress—a villain has played tricks with love. What is going on, general? Prerogativ'd, exempted from the evil. 16. Thou hast no weapon, and perforce must suffer. She's waking up. When Cassio left my wife: what didst not like? There lies your niece, Whose breath, indeed, these hands have newly stopped. I know thou didst not, thou'rt not such a villain. I have done the state some service, and they know ’t. The Moor has killed my mistress! This sight would make him do a desperate turn, Yea, curse his better angel from his side. If she be false, O, then heaven mocks itself! Uncle, I must come forth. Please see the bottom of this page for full explanatory notes. Well, do it, and be brief. An alarming thing to grant. So sweet was ne'er so fatal. This is the end of my journey, the end of the rope, and my final destination. Oh, what a terrible time! Help! Good my lord. I will go to a ship immediately, and tell the Venetian government about these tragic events with a heavy heart. Fall, begin. 83. For he often eagerly and earnestly begged me to steal it. I forgot you were out there. "Before you fall to play." Desdemona! That death’s unnatural that kills for loving. There was never anything so sweet and yet so deadly as you. Set you down this, And say besides that in Aleppo once, Where a malignant and a turbaned Turk Beat a Venetian and traduced the state, I took by the throat the circumcisèd dog, And smote him, thus. One more, one more.  Othello: Essay Topics Send for him and ask him. O curse of marriage. I'll chase after the same villain, for he is a damned scoundrel. That can torment him much and hold him long, Till that the nature of your fault be known. Fall'n in the practice of a cursèd slave. To this extremity. [Offstage] My lord, my lord! I'll smell you while you're still alive. Where could Othello run to? [OTHELLO smothers DESDEMONA]. Yes, him, woman. 237. I did it to myself. How did such a fool as you get such a good wife? O thou Othello, thou was once so good,Fall'n in the practice of a cursèd slave,What shall be said to thee? If she comes in, she'll definitely want to speak to my wife. Are you backing off, frightened? No way but this,Killing myself, to die upon a kiss. By now, she’s frightened and confused and determined not to provoke her husband, so she greets him with the words “My lord, what is your will?“. She false with Cassio! Silently, Otello enters, with a sword. He says thou told’st him that his wife was false. No, I will speak as liberal as the north. Your denial of every part of it can do nothing to remove the horrible idea that I have in my head. Michael Cassio. No, sure, I cannot think it. I will walk by. This wretch hath part confessed his villainy.Did you and he consent in Cassio’s death? Nobody. Bring the villain forward. 79. what wife? Where is that viper? He was more concerned about it than one would expect for such a little thing. Hail to thee, lady! Thou art to die. That with this little arm and this good sword, I have made my way through more impediments. New York: Clark & Maynard. Therefore confess thee freely of thy sin, For to deny each article with oath Cannot remove nor choke the strong conception That I do groan withal. But then again, why should my honor live on after my honesty is dead? In the end he lets her in, and she blurts out her news. And then enforce the punishment! As for this scoundrel, he will get whatever clever, cruel torture we can devise to cause him a lot of pain for a long time.  Shakespeare and Race: The Relationship Between Othello and Desdemona And here is another. Come : hither. English (from the 13th to the 15th century) ; Fr. IAGO : Do thou meet me presently at the harbour. From this time forth I never will speak word. Excellent wretch!  How to Pronounce the Names in Othello I suspected it earlier. But nothing more about that. and when I love thee not, Chaos is come again. I remember times when, with this little arm and good sword of mine, I made my way through obstacles more than twenty times as tough as you. Vicious, wrong. Otello asks her if she has prayed tonight; she must die, and he does not wish to condemn her soul. [Offstage] I beg you to let me speak with you, my good lord! I'll have some proof. At that moment Desdemona calls out, and Emilia runs to her and tries to unsuccessfully revive her. On that principle, Cassio is honest. To wrong'd Othello's service! Oh, she was foul! If I extinguish you, flame, I can light you again if I have second thoughts. 276. This did I fear, but thought he had no weapon,For he was great of heart. She turned to folly, and she was a whore. No, Iago; I'll see before I doubt; when I doubt, prove; And on the proof, there is no more but this,--, I am glad of it; for now I shall have reason, To show the love and duty that I bear you. and so I grabbed the circumcised Turkish dog by his throat and struck him down like this. Oh, she was foul! LitCharts Teacher Editions. Nay, lay thee down and roar,For thou hast killed the sweetest innocentThat e'er did lift up eye. Chamberers, men of fashion or of intrigue. This was Desdemona's first gift from the Moor. Why, then, I think Cassio's an honest man. I never gave him a token of my affection. So sweet was ne'er so fatal. Oh! Here is my journey’s end, here is my butt. What noise is this?—Not dead? Kill him instead. O perjured woman, thou dost stone my heart, And mak’st me call what I intend to do A murder, which I thought a sacrifice! Cassio isn't killed? That I may speak with you, O good my lord! I have no wife. If Iago said this, then let his malicious soul rot slowly day after day! Well, do it, and be brief. She asks God for mercy, both for her and for Otello. Some horrible conceit: if thou dost love me. When you shall these unlucky deeds relate. Poor Desdemon! 3, 129. He is a terrible villain. if I didn't seek out just punishment to this end. But I won't shed her blood, or scar that skin of hers that is whiter than snow and as smooth as alabaster. I could kill myself out of grief. Of human dealings. You have been stripped of your power and command, and Cassio now rules over Cyprus. Then he must have found it. My fear interprets. You are as impetuous as fire to say that she was unfaithful. So here. Yet I’ll not shed her blood, Nor scar that whiter skin of hers than snow And smooth as monumental alabaster. into the Mediterranean a steady stream. She's waking up. 180. What did thy song bode, lady? mammer was like stammer, onomatopoetic. You are cold, my girl, cold like your chastity, which never gave in to the heat of desire. 123. Poor Desdemona! OTHELLO. Your marriage was painful to him, and his grief cut his life short. Don't look so amazed, gentlemen. It is no more worthy of heaven than you were worthy of her. 3, 47) was thought to resemble the human figure, and to cause You could strike at me with nothing more than a reed, and I'd draw back. But I do see you're moved: My speech should fall into such vile success, As my thoughts aim not at. and then kiss me hard, That grew upon my lips: then laid his leg, Over my thigh, and sigh'd, and kiss'd; and then, Cried 'Cursed fate that gave thee to the Moor!'. I saw it in his hand, It was a handkerchief, an antique token My father gave my mother. I'm not very strong if some puny little man can take my sword from me. Come in, Emilia. PDF downloads of all 1411 LitCharts literature guides, and of every new one we publish. One more, one more kiss. 146. Why, anything. Some bloodthirsty passion is shaking your whole body. Will give you satisfaction, you may have't. 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