I like the work well: ere it be demanded--. I was a fine fool to take it. What shall we hear of this? This page contains the original text of Othello Act 4, Scene 1.Shakespeare’s original Othello text is extremely long, so we’ve split the text into one Scene per page. PARAPHRASE Paraphrasing is an important tool that actors use to understand what their lines mean and how their character feels. Trifles light as air. unprovide my mind again: this night, Iago. I'll not be far from you: do you find, some occasion to anger Cassio, either by speaking, too loud, or tainting his discipline; or from what, other course you please, which the time shall more, Sir, he is rash and very sudden in choler, and haply, may strike at you: provoke him, that he may; for, even out of that will I cause these of Cyprus to, mutiny; whose qualification shall come into no true, taste again but by the displanting of Cassio. Quite in the wrong. But, masters, here's money for you: and the general, so likes your music, that he desires you, for love's, If you have any music that may not be heard, to't, again: but, as they say to hear music the general. For 'twas that hand that gave away my heart. Come, come, good wine is a good familiar creature. what likelihood? I ran it through, even from my boyish days. then murder's out of tune. No; for I hold him to be unworthy of his place that, does those things. To beggarly divorcement--love him dearly. Unlike Hamlet, King Lear, and Macbeth, which are set against a backdrop of affairs of state and which reverberate with suggestions of universal human concerns, Othello is set in a private world and focuses on the passions and personal lives of its major figures. Judge me the world, if 'tis not gross in sense. you must awhile be patient: Than for myself I dare: let that suffice you. I will make myself, known to Desdemona: if she will return me my, jewels, I will give over my suit and repent my, unlawful solicitation; if not, assure yourself I. Ay, and said nothing but what I protest intendment of doing. how then? Proceed you in your tears. For nought I did in hate, but all in honour. O lady, speak again! And for Cassio, let me be his undertaker: you, Something from Venice, sure. Before the castle. Nature would not invest herself in such shadowing Justice to break her sword! No more of that. ‘Faith, that was not so well; yet would I knew of his Desdemona; who let us not therefore blame: he hath not yet made wanton the night with her; and. I humbly beseech you, proceed to the affairs of state. The rites for which I love him are bereft me. Lay on my bed my wedding sheets: remember; 'Tis meet I should be used so, very meet. We say lie on her, when. To you, lord governor. There is no other way; 'tis she must do't: And, lo, the happiness! and lovers' absent hours. For my free speech! murder! no watch? That men must lay their murders on your neck. Wouldst thou do such a deed for all the world? My reputation, As I am an honest man, I thought you had received, some bodily wound; there is more sense in that than, in reputation. And, sir, tonight. As double as the duke's: he will divorce you; Or put upon you what restraint and grievance. The, lieutenant tonight watches on the court of, guard:--first, I must tell thee this--Desdemona is. If I court moe women, you'll couch with moe men! Each syllable that breath made up between them. how now! But I do see you're moved: My speech should fall into such vile success, As my thoughts aim not at. Noses, ears, and lips. To have their balmy slumbers waked with strife. and discourse, fustian with one's own shadow? Nothing at all: it is a highwrought flood; I cannot, 'twixt the heaven and the main. how now! O Cassio, Cassio, Cassio! Thou dost deliver more or less than truth, I had rather have this tongue cut from my mouth. And I--God bless the mark!--his Moorship's ancient. To win the Moor--were't to renounce his baptism. And not their appetites! importing the mere perdition of the Turkish fleet. one Cassio entreats her a little favour of speech: She is stirring, sir: if she will stir hither, I. Our general's wife, is now the general: may say so in this respect, for, that he hath devoted and given up himself to the, contemplation, mark, and denotement of her parts and, graces: confess yourself freely to her; importune, her help to put you in your place again: she is of. Here at the door; I pray you, call them in. How now, good Cassio! I have laid those sheets you bade me on the bed. O, that's an honest fellow. I'll beat the knave into a twiggen bottle. O ill-starr'd wench! I do beseech you, sir, trouble yourself no further. I know't; I thank you. would they were clyster-pipes for your sake! She's, like a liar, gone to burning hell: She turn'd to folly, and she was a whore. suspicion is not without wit and judgment. passion without some instruction. But still the house-affairs would draw her thence: Which ever as she could with haste dispatch. For others' uses. Thou dost mean something: I heard thee say even now, thou likedst not that. how satisfied, my lord? I will ask him for my place again; he shall tell me. Sir, I will answer any thing. Nature would not invest herself in such shadowing, passion without some instruction. If partially affined, or leagued in office. That nightly lie in those unproper beds she gave it him, and he A Turkish fleet, and bearing up to Cyprus. Ha, ha, ha! Yes, that I did; but that was but courtesy. Saints m your injuries, devils being offended. O Cassio, O notable strumpet! Very obedient. Though great ones are their object. Is there division ‘twixt my lord and Cassio? Who dotes, yet doubts, suspects, yet strongly loves! O, I have lost, my reputation! she, will sing the savageness out of a bear: of so high, O, a thousand thousand times: and then, of so. In this time of the night! To tyrannous hate! From the excess of laughter. I will indeed no longer endure, it, nor am I yet persuaded to put up in peace what, 'Faith, I have heard too much, for your words and, With nought but truth. 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IAGO Let it not gall your patience, good Iago, That I extend my manners; 'tis my breeding. Why, now I see there's mettle in thee, and even from, this instant to build on thee a better opinion than, ever before. For if he be not one that truly loves you. Lieutenant,--sir--Montano,--gentlemen,--. 'Las, what's the matter? when we shall meet at compt. Though I perchance am vicious in my guess. No, forbear; Tempests themselves, high seas, and howling winds, The gutter'd rocks and congregated sands--, Traitors ensteep'd to clog the guiltless keel,--, Their mortal natures, letting go safely by. Or those that be not, would they might seem none! that's fulsome. Dost thou hear, Iago? Brabantio, Desdemona’s father, is woken by Iago, who shouts up at his window with the shocking news that his daughter has secretly married Othello. thou the next night following enjoy not Desdemona, take me from this world with treachery and devise. But for the handkerchief— You … Though in the trade of war I have slain men, ... previous scene Act IV, Scene 1. What I have seen and known. Go in, and weep not; all things shall be well. I did not see you; welcome, gentle signior; We lack'd your counsel and your help tonight. If thou be'st valiant,-- as, they say, base, men being in love have then a nobility in their, natures more than is native to them--list me. a customer! And made you to suspect me with the Moor. Or else dries up; to be discarded thence! Othello Act 5 Scene 1 16. Prithee, no more: let him come when he will; 'Tis as I should entreat you wear your gloves. Let heaven requite it with the serpent's curse! As men in rage strike those that wish them best. Do it not with poison, strangle her in her bed, even If not, he foams at mouth and by and by And will return to Venice. I pray you, bring me on the way a little. Who having, by their own importunate suit, Convinced or supplied them, cannot choose. Prick'd to't by foolish honesty and love. Cassio knows, you not. O, is that all? How comes it, Michael, you are thus forgot? You can buy the Arden text of this play from the Amazon.com online bookstore: Othello (Arden Shakespeare: Third Series) Entire play in one page. And many a civil monster. I see, sir, you are eaten up with passion: And may: but, how? The town will rise: God's will, lieutenant, hold! With franker spirit: therefore, as I am bound. In speaking for myself. I do but say what she is: so delicate, with her needle: an admirable musician: O! That my disports corrupt and taint my business. I would on great occasion speak with you. I kiss the instrument of their pleasures. Nay, good lieutenant,--alas, gentlemen;--. When shall he come? If she come in, she'll sure speak to my wife: My wife! Now he importunes him This to hear. Haply, for I am black, And have not those soft parts of conversation, That chamberers have, or for I am declined, Into the vale of years,--yet that's not much--. murder! Pale as thy smock! Virtue! Cannot but feel this wrong as 'twere their own; For if such actions may have passage free. Holds his soul light; he dies upon his motion. Three great ones of the city. no:--yes, sure: O heaven! Thy husband knew it all. Ere I would say, I, would drown myself for the love of a guinea-hen, I, What should I do? I say, but mark his gesture. Ay, let her rot, and perish, and be damned to-night; In personal suit to make me his lieutenant. The audience can interpret this fainting as symbolic of Othello’s fall from greatness. there are ways to recover the general again: you, are but now cast in his mood, a punishment more in, policy than in malice, even so as one would beat his, offenceless dog to affright an imperious lion: sue, I will rather sue to be despised than to deceive so, good a commander with so slight, so drunken, and so. Of pain: nay, we must think men are not gods. [Singing] I call'd my love false love; but what. Have I to-night fluster'd with flowing cups. Most potent, grave, and reverend signiors. What then? Act 2, Scene 1: … Long live she so! Blush'd at herself; and she, in spite of nature. Touching the Turkish loss, yet he looks sadly, And prays the Moor be safe; for they were parted, For I have served him, and the man commands. Their dearest action in the tented field. Scene 1. Meet me by and by at the citadel: I must fetch his necessaries ashore. An unkind breach: but you shall make all well. charity to my wit: do not think it so unwholesome. Could neither graze nor pierce? Then let them use us well: else let them know. When this advice is free I give and honest, To win the Moor again? There; give it your hobby-horse: wheresoever. Desires for sport, and frailty, as men have? I am for it, lieutenant; and I'll do you justice. Thus it is, general. She gave me for my pains a world of sighs: She swore, in faith, twas strange, 'twas passing strange, She wish'd she had not heard it, yet she wish'd. Think'st thou I'ld make a lie of jealousy, With fresh suspicions? O she deceives me. Now art thou my lieutenant. 'Faith, the cry goes that you shall marry her. Cassio, walk hereabout: If I do find him fit, I'll move your suit. I am very glad to see you, signior What, keep a week away? The voice of Cassio: Iago keeps his word. what wife? Where either I must live, or bear no life; The fountain from the which my current runs. As if the strings were thine, shouldst know of this. May the winds blow till they have waken'd death! Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon. O perjured woman! So, shall you have a shorter journey to your desires by, the means I shall then have to prefer them; and the, impediment most profitably removed, without the. That errs in ignorance and not in cunning. Why, then, 'tis hers, my lord; and, being hers. And yet he hath given me satisfying reasons: 'Tis but a man gone. Othello Act 4 Scene 3 15. What, ho! Keep up your bright swords, for the dew will rust them. For 'tis most easy, In any honest suit: she's framed as fruitful. Image courtesy of the Library of Congress. To tell it o'er: go to; well said, well said. That thou hast practised on her with foul charms, Abused her delicate youth with drugs or minerals. When he comes round, Iago tells him to hide and listen as … And fiends will snatch at it. And laid good ‘scuse upon your ecstasy, What place? Pretending to be supportive, Iago continues to wind up Othello about Desdemona and Cassio until Othello is so disturbed he collapses in an epileptic fit. How is it, general? To atone them, for the love I bear to Cassio. Do you go back dismay'd? If you are so fond over her iniquity, give her What an eye she has! To atone them, for the love I bear to Cassio. That Rhodes is dress'd in: if we make thought of this, We must not think the Turk is so unskilful. No, let me know; What is it that they do. foolish woman your wife! Iago beckons me; now he begins the story. The chidden billow seems to pelt the clouds; The wind-shaked surge, with high and monstrous mane. I am maim'd for ever. Which I first gave her; I saw it in his hand: No, I will speak as liberal as the north: Let heaven and men and devils, let them all. May be abused? Enter, below, BRABANTIO, and Servants with torches, Enter CASSIO, and certain Officers with torches, Enter BRABANTIO, RODERIGO, and Officers with torches and weapons, Enter BRABANTIO, OTHELLO, IAGO, RODERIGO, and Officers, Exeunt DUKE OF VENICE, Senators, Officers, & c, Enter DESDEMONA, EMILIA, IAGO, RODERIGO, and Attendants, Exeunt OTHELLO, DESDEMONA, and Attendants, Re-enter CASSIO; with him MONTANO and Gentlemen; servants following with wine, He puts the handkerchief from him; and it drops, Enter LODOVICO, DESDEMONA, and Attendants, IAGO from behind wounds CASSIO in the leg, and exit, Enter MONTANO, GRATIANO, IAGO, and others, He runs at IAGO IAGO, from behind, stabs EMILIA, and exit, Enter LODOVICO. The shot of accident, nor dart of chance, By seeing the worst, which late on hopes depended. Or heard him say,–as knaves be such abroad, Sir, she can turn, and turn, and yet go on, O God, that men, should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away, their brains! Is all his soldiership. help, ho! Why, how now, ho! thieves! And what's the news, good cousin Lodovico? These present wars against the Ottomites. To this extremity. This list of Shakespeare plays brings together all 38 plays in alphabetical order. Othello Act 4, scene 1 Summary & Analysis | LitCharts. Is come on shore: the Moor himself at sea. How if she be black and witty? I give thee warrant of thy place: assure thee, If I do vow a friendship, I'll perform it. I have looked upon the world for four, times seven years; and since I could distinguish, betwixt a benefit and an injury, I never found man, that knew how to love himself. Hail to thee, lady! Deputing Cassio in his government. 'Fore God, they have given me a rouse already. Swell, bosom, with thy fraught. I must take out the Metaphor: Othello further compares Desdemona’s reputation to the blackness of his skin. That I may save my speech: do but go after, My friend is dead; 'tis done at your request: To furnish me with some swift means of death. Which lead directly to the door of truth. As in these cases, where the aim reports, 'Tis oft with difference--yet do they all confirm. To scan this thing no further; leave it to time: Though it be fit that Cassio have his place. He might have chid me so; for, in good faith. Let me the curtains draw. Not with vain thanks, but with acceptance bounteous, Within these three days let me hear thee say. Then Bianca arrives, angrily giving back the handkerchief. And, for I know thou'rt full of love and honesty. Either in discourse of thought or actual deed. I would on great occasion speak with you. the wine she drinks is made of, grapes: if she had been blessed, she would never, have loved the Moor. no, alas! For mine own part,--no offence to the general, nor, Ay, but, by your leave, not before me; the, lieutenant is to be saved before the ancient. Devour up my discourse: which I observing, Took once a pliant hour, and found good means, To draw from her a prayer of earnest heart. Can hold the mortise? Who, trimm'd in forms and visages of duty. The goodness of the night upon you, friends! Here is a letter. Good gentlemen, let me have leave to speak: For thou hast kill'd the sweetest innocent. Cassio, may you suspect. But, sith I am enter'd in this cause so far. 'Tis a shrewd doubt, though it be but a dream. what's the matter, husband? Good night, lieutenant; I. I did so: and take heed on't; Make it a darling like your precious eye; To lose't or give't away were such perdition. Concerning this, sir,--O well-painted passion!--.

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