othello act 4, scene 1

If you are so fond over her iniquity, give her Now he tells how she plucked him to my chamber. Pish! No, let me know. And she can weep, sir, weep. Passion without some instruction. OTHELLO Shall hear more by midnight. Why, then, 'tis hers, my lord; and, being hers, Ay, too gentle. 'Tis Lodovico Indeed! 'Faith, I must; she'll rail in the street else. Is this the nature Themes and Colors Key LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in Othello, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work. What did, you mean by that same handkerchief you gave me, even now? Are you sure of that? Could neither graze nor pierce? Hanged, and then to confess.--I tremble at it. No, my heart is turned, to stone. How is it, general? Save you, worthy general! In a very cunning manner, Iago plants the notion of infidelity in Othello’s mind. This night, Iago. A trumpet within Confess, and be hanged for his labour;--first, to be An unkind breach, but you shall make all well. He hath, my lord, but be you well assured, Lie with her? To beguile many and be beguiled by one: Quite in the wrong. 'Tis such another fitchew! LODOVICO a sweet woman! Poor Cassio's smiles, gestures and light behavior, She gives it out that you shall marry her. The worser that you give me the addition He kisses her and wakes her and once again charges her with…. IAGO DESDEMONA Act 4, scene 2. OTHELLO Read Act 4, Scene 1 of Shakespeare's Othello, side-by-side with a translation into Modern English. A Sea-port in Cyprus. Iago continues to torment Othello with vivid descriptions of Desdemona’s alleged sexual activity. IAGO Get in touch here. Who having, by their own importunate suit, I think, i' faith, she loves me. Iago continues to torment Othello with vivid descriptions of Desdemona’s alleged sexual activity. Scene 3. Why, sweet Othello,-- O, the Exit CASSIO And knowing what I am, I know what she shall be. That dotes on Cassio; as 'tis the strumpet's plague Hath he said any thing? He swears to Iago that he’ll murder Desdemona, and Iago swears in turn to kill Cassio. Will sing the savageness out of a bear: of so high She might lie by, delicate with her needle, an admirable musician—. Iago…, Othello questions Emilia about Cassio and Desdemona’s relationship, acting as if Emilia is the mistress of a brothel and Desdemona…, Othello, walking with Lodovico, orders Desdemona to go to bed and to dismiss Emilia. This is some minx’s token, and I must. OTHELLO Speak with you. In a conversation with Othello, Iago says that Cassio has confessed to sex with Desdemona. IAGO Do it not with poison. To lip a wanton in a secure couch, Othello falls into a trance of rage, and Iago decides to hammer home his false ideas about his wife. Othello prepares to tour Cyprus’s fortifications. Othello is trying, even after swearing that Desdemona was unfaithful, not to condemn her too harshly. In the dark streets of Cyprus, Roderigo attacks Cassio, who, uninjured, stabs Roderigo. Next. When she see's Othello she plans on talking to him about Cassio; convincing him to make Cassio his lieutenant again. And laid good 'scuse upon your ecstasy, Crazed with jealousy and heartbreak, Othello has a fit and faints into a trance. Whose want even kills me. OTHELLO OTHELLO IAGO There's many a beast then in a populous city, You shall observe, That I may save my speech. Read a translation of Act IV, scene iii → Analysis: Act IV, scenes ii–iii. All guiltless, meet reproach.—What ho! What, IAGO OTHELLO But, for the handkerchief,-- Go to, well said, well said. My medicine, work! As doth the raven o’er the infectious house. 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. CASSIO He hath, my lord; but be you well assured, I kiss the instrument of their pleasures. Othello strikes Desdemona in Lodovico’s presence, then rudely dismisses her, leaving in a jealous rage. Going what? Now he denies it faintly, and laughs it out. A fine woman! DESDEMONA A street. The bed she hath contaminated. This is his second fit; he had one yesterday. IAGO Now will I question Cassio of Bianca, Ha, ha, ha! How does Lieutenant Cassio? And she's obedient, as you say, obedient, Something from Venice, sure. An emperor's side and command him tasks. IAGO Exit DESDEMONA Convinced or supplied them, cannot choose Trust me, I am glad on't. Author: Created by MFLYNN-Teacher. Each drop she falls would prove a crocodile. 4. Flattery, not out of my promise. Othello falls in a trance. Iago… a customer! Are you wise? how now! What do you mean by this haunting of me? This contrasts with Othello's train of thought in the previous act, where, with less actual evidence before him, he changed his whole view of himself and his marriage. Act IV: Scene 1. You can get your own copy of this text to keep. Ply Desdemona well, and you are sure on ’t. Iago turns him away and Othello gains consciousness and Iago further makes him suffer from his treacherous words about Desdemona’s betrayal and further plans about talking to Cassio about Bianca and her love for him which will but make him laugh and Othello in … I do but say what she is: so delicate Who, I, my lord? She may, I think, bestow't on any man. Speaking lower OTHELLO If, you will not, come when you are next prepared, Well, I may chance to see you, for I would very. Othello and Iago are speaking, and Iago goads Othello by telling him that the handkerchief is Desdemona’s to do with as she wishes. Marry, patience; Her testimony would be strong evidence of Desdemona’s innocence, except that Othello dismisses it all as lies, because it does not accord with what he already believes. Crying 'O dear Cassio!' A housewife that by selling her desires As doth the raven o'er the infected house, IAGO Scene 2. Do you intend it? Concerning this, sir,--O well-painted passion!-- I say but mark his gesture. OTHELLO Act 4, Scene 1, Page 2 IAGO Her honor is an essence that’s not seen, They have it very oft that have it not. A fine, tonight, for she shall not live. How now, my sweet Bianca? Cassio leaves hastily in order to avoid speaking…, Desdemona, still actively seeking to have Cassio reinstated, is worried about the loss of her handkerchief. Actually understand Othello Act 4, Scene 1. OTHELLO Othello Act 5 Scene 1 16. Do not think it so unwholesome. Will not, come when you are next prepared for. Othello falls into an epileptic seizure. T’ atone them, for the love I bear to Cassio. Othello Act 4 Scene 1 13. The Duke and the Senators of Venice greet you. When he is gone. lips—is ’t possible? lie on her! Cyprus. No more than he'll unswear. About “Othello Act 4 Scene 1” After a slow buildup, Iago tells Othello that Cassio has bragged about sleeping with Desdemona. It is not words Mistress! IAGO Cassio shall have my place. Othello falls into an epileptic seizure. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHVnLyP9ZVE. OTHELLO Iago comments ‘Thus credulous fools are caught’. Pish! LODOVICO BIANCA And to suppose her chaste! Can she give that away too? LODOVICO And will return to Venice.—Hence, avaunt! CASSIO Scene 3. By heaven, that should be my handkerchief! My lord! Now he importunes him 'Faith, that was not so well; yet would I knew. Iago then wounds Cassio in the leg…. Iago then brings up the lost handkerchief, saying if he'd given it to a woman, it would be her possession, and she'd be free to give it to anyone she pleased. My lord? I say, but mark his gesture. What, OTHELLO I was a fine fool to take it. Prithee, bear some Prithee, come; will you? Confess—handkerchief—O. Do but encave yourself, And mark the fleers, the gibes, and notable scorns, Where, how, how oft, how long ago, and when. To atone them, for the love I bear to Cassio. Start studying Othello - Key quotations for Act 4 Scene 1. O, thou art wise; 'tis certain. SCENE 1. lie on her! OTHELLO Gentle a condition! Desdemona and Lodovico enter together. Deputing Cassio in his government. CASSIO This resource has been fully road tested in my own classes and refined in 2019. Iago… I was the other day talking on the, sea-bank with certain Venetians, and thither comes, chamber.—O, I see that nose of yours, but not that, ’Tis such another fitchew—marry, a perfumed, Let the devil and his dam haunt you! And his own courses will denote him so I am a very villain else. How is it, general? LODOVICO I see that nose of yours, but not that dog I shall Scene 1. Yet would I knew, What I have seen and known. Which they dare swear peculiar: your case is better. Each drop she falls would prove a crocodile. There’s millions now alive. Stand you awhile apart; Before the castle. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. --Handkerchief--confessions--handkerchief!--To William Shakespeare’s Othello is brought wonderfully to life with these colourfully illustrated and wonderfully detailed slides. LODOVICO We say “lie on her”. That's fouler. Lives, sir. Understand every line of Othello. IAGO look, where she comes. Cassio came hither: I shifted him away, DESDEMONA Did he confess it? IAGO IAGO Get you away; Would you would bear your fortune like a man! Or heard him say (as knaves be such abroad, Who having, by their own importunate suit, Convincèd or supplied them, cannot choose. Othello’s fury grows. I am glad to see you mad. do you triumph? Nature would not invest herself in such shadowing, passion without some instruction. Bade him anon return and here speak with me; IAGO IAGO This is his second fit. Truly, an obedient lady: is he not light of brain? Where, how, how oft, how long ago, and when Well, I must leave her company. How now, Cassio! O! We say lie on her, when. I was the other day talking on the sea-bank with How now, my sweet Bianca! But yet keep time in all. OTHELLO OTHELLO OTHELLO In Act 4 Scene 1 he falls into some kind of fit, overwhelmed by his imaginings; He laments to his ensign ‘my heart is turned to stone; I strike it, and it hurts my hand.’ Later Othello weeps, ‘the pity of it, Iago! They that mean virtuously, and yet do so, An you'll come to supper to-night, you may; an you DESDEMONA OTHELLO Desdemona’s happiness enrages Othello, who slaps her and demands that she leave. IAGO CASSIO With mine officer! A most unhappy one: I would do much If that the earth could teem with woman's tears, That dotes on Cassio—as ’tis the strumpet’s plague, He, when he hears of her, cannot restrain. Bianca enters and accuses Cassio of getting his handkerchief from another woman. With all my heart, sir. We say lie on her, when Act 4 Scene 1 Othello: When Othello begins to see himself and his wife through Iago’s eyes and is corrupted by Iago’s idiom, his stately style begins to break down. OTHELLO CASSIO Do you hear, Cassio? And did you see the handkerchief? Or to be naked with her friend in bed And mark the fleers, the gibes, and notable scorns, I marry her! When he comes round, Iago tells him to hide and listen as … Nature would not invest herself in such shadowing Lodovico arrives from Venice with orders from the duke and senators that Othello return to Venice and that Cassio be appointed in his place. OTHELLO Before me! Exit Of so high and plenteous wit and invention! I kiss the instrument of their pleasures. 'Faith, that he did--I know not what he did. Prithee, bear some, I see that nose of yours, but not that dog I shall, There; give it your hobby-horse: wheresoever, Do it not with poison, strangle her in her bed, even. Or heard him say,--as knaves be such abroad, OTHELLO My lord, I say! Mean by that same handkerchief you gave me even now? Thus credulous fools are caught; My lord, this would not be believed in Venice. CASSIO DESDEMONA As Emilia helps Desdemona prepare for…. It is hypocrisy against the devil: Enter BIANCA Will you sup there? Othello: Act 4, scene 1 Summary & Analysis New! Make her amends; she weeps. IAGO IAGO Have you not hurt your head? A passion most unsuiting such a man-- Re-enter CASSIO It is not honesty in me to speak Cyprus. An open place near the quay. That nightly lie in those unproper beds CASSIO Othello Act 4 Scene 2 14. I may not breathe my censure. Exit CASSIO The justice of it pleases. Cousin, there's fall'n between him and my lord Well. IAGO Naked in bed, Iago, and not mean harm! Did you perceive how he laughed at his vice? OTHELLO Is this the nature, Whom passion could not shake, whose solid virtue. I would on great occasion speak with you. Alas, alas! OTHELLO Shakespearean Tragedy is pre-eminently the story of one person. Handkerchief—confessions—handkerchief. Or I shall say you are all in all in spleen, Did you perceive how he laughed at his vice? unprovide my mind again. Noses, ears, and. Why then, ’tis hers, my lord, and being hers. I’ll not, expostulate with her lest her body and beauty. Let the devil and his dam haunt you! Good, good: the justice of it pleases: very good. A council-chamber. Iago beckons me; now he begins the story. You had it, I'll take out no work on't. Othello falls into an epileptic seizure. Welcome to Cyprus. IAGO Now, if this suit lay in Bianco's power, OTHELLO IAGO IAGO And, by this hand, she falls me thus about my neck-- All guiltless, meet reproach. BIANCA He is much changed. Yours, by this hand! IAGO Foolish woman your wife! Download it to get the same great text as on this site, or purchase a full copy to get the text, plus explanatory notes, illustrations, and more. Exit Othello has…, In the streets of Venice, Iago tells Roderigo of his hatred for Othello, who has given Cassio the lieutenancy that…. IAGO OTHELLO IAGO Is this the noble Moor whom our full senate OTHELLO I was a fine fool to take it! Have you scored me? There, give it your hobbyhorse. Confine yourself but in a patient list. Sir, she can turn, and turn, and yet go on. For she shall not live: no, my heart is turned to Is there division ’twixt my lord and Cassio? OTHELLO Your case is better. What? For, as I think, they do command him home, O Iago! And new-create this fault? O, 'tis foul in her. Are his wits safe? While reminding him of that handkerchief, he says that Cassio has seduced Desdemona. That I may save my speech: do but go after, IAGO Very, And for Cassio, let me be his undertaker. fulsome! Please see the bottom of this page for helpful Othello resources. He had one yesterday. And to suppose her chaste! Main (202) 544-4600Box Office (202) 544-7077. OTHELLO Iago then remarks that if he were to give his wife a handkerchief, it would be hers to do as she wished with it. Do you triumph, Roman? DESDEMONA IAGO Scene 1. Is it his use? IAGO Othello now thinks that Desdemona’s handkerchief has ended up with Cassio’s side mistress. OTHELLO They that mean virtuously, and yet do so, The devil their virtue tempts, and they tempt. All Acts are listed on the Othello text page, or linked to from the bottom of this page.. ACT 4. Will you withdraw? What's the matter? IAGO She gave it him, and, I would have him nine years a-killing! Persuaded I will marry her, out of her own love and In Act 4, Scene 1 of Shakespeare's Othello, what lie does Iago tell Othello at the opening of the scene? Breaks out to savage madness. But for the handkerchief— You … The duke and senators of Venice greet you. He will recover straight: when he is gone, IAGO And what’s the news, good cousin Lodovico? I must take, out the work? May she give that? IAGO how now! OTHELLO Scene 1. What then? Before the castle. And what's the news, good cousin Lodovico? O Iago, the pity of it, Iago! O, the, world hath not a sweeter creature! Othello may very well possess a great military mind but in matters of the heart, he's easily fooled. Act 4, scene 1. IAGO She never got the chance Rub him about the temples. How now? Nay, that's not your way. Cassio enters, and Iago asks to speak with him about something important later. I would on great occasion speak with you. have you not hurt your head? OTHELLO It is not, words that shakes me thus. DESDEMONA what? What hath he said? Nay, that's certain: but yet the pity of it, Iago! Desdemona is asleep in bed when Othello enters. To tell it o'er: go to; well said, well said. Othello falls into an epileptic seizure. How now? He, when he hears of her, cannot refrain I thank you. In their conversation, Iago instead brings up Bianca, and Cassio speaks lightly about sleeping with her and leading her on. Iago warns Othello about Brabantio’s anger, but Othello is confident in his own strength and in his love for Desdemona…. she I will chop her into messes: cuckold me! When Lodovico is taken aback, Iago claims that Othello often treats her violently. At his lowest point, just before he falls to the ground in an epileptic fit, Othello’s words convey his agitation. I never knew woman love man so. OTHELLO A street. She is, persuaded I will marry her out of her own love and, every place. I mock you! Act 4 Scene 1 Synopsis of Act 4 Scene 1 Iago continues to taunt Othello with the thought of Desdemona’s adultery, imagining her in bed with Cassio, whom … Lie with her! DESDEMONA OTHELLO Nay, you must forget that. Before the castle. O, a thousand thousand times: and then, of so As Iago has recommended, Cassio asks Emilia to arrange a meeting…. IAGO You shall observe him, OTHELLO She is protectress of her honor too. And turn again; and she can weep, sir, weep; OTHELLO Scene 2. And many a civil monster. Story leads up to and includes the death of the hero. Dost thou mock me? By heaven, that should be my handkerchief! After a slow buildup, Iago tells Othello that Cassio has bragged about sleeping with Desdemona. Or did the letters work upon his blood, And for Cassio, let me be his undertaker: you Imports it. Start studying Othello - Key quotations for Act 4 scene 3. Iago goads Othello by arguing that it is no crime for a woman to be naked with a man, if nothing happens. OTHELLO Do but encave yourself, O, OTHELLO And pulls me: ha, ha, ha! Sir, I obey the mandate, Strangle her in her bed, Good, good. The Turkish fleet is destroyed in a storm, while Cassio and then Desdemona, Emilia, and Iago arrive safely at Cyprus…. Go to; say no more. Ay, what of that? Or I shall say you’re all in all in spleen. as it were: his gesture From the excess of laughter. Othello revives. She's the worse for all this. have you not hurt your head? Poor Cassio’s smiles, gestures, and light behaviors. What I have seen and known. Prithee, say true. My lord, this would not be believed in Venice, I would have him nine years a-killing. Enter CASSIO I am very glad to see you, signior Iago calls Cassio in, while Othello hides; Iago speaks to Cassio of Bianca, but Othello, in his disturbed state, believes that Ca… Unprovide my mind again: this night, Iago. To tell it o’er. But--dost thou hear?--most bloody. OTHELLO Here he comes: OTHELLO Her honour is an essence that's not seen; I am commanded home. You. (Othello; Iago; Cassio; Bianca; Lodovico; Desdemona; Attendants) Iago continues to torment Othello, dropping suggestions into his ear while arguing that they are not great transgressions, which just works Othello up even more. Act 4, scene 1. CASSIO OTHELLO LODOVICO CASSIO O, 'tis the spite of hell, the fiend's arch-mock, Thou said'st, it comes o'er my memory, A horned man's a monster and a beast. marry a perfumed one. As he shall smile, Othello shall go mad; Dost thou hear, Iago? 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. And, sir, tonight, You are welcome, sir, to Cyprus. OTHELLO And mark how he continues. Elements of Tragedy (according to Cecil Bradley) 1. Lodovico brings news that Othello has been called back to Venice and Cyprus left to Cassio’s command. But if I give my wife a handkerchief,-- OTHELLO Desdemona’s interview with Cassio is cut short by the arrival of Othello. Or voluntary dotage of some mistress, Out of my sight! Well, I may chance to see you; for I would very fain There’s many a beast, then, in a populous city, Think every bearded fellow that’s but yoked, May draw with you. OTHELLO Act 4, Scene 1. that's fulsome. Ay, let her rot, and perish, and be damned to-night; The which he promised. Work on, That's not amiss; After her, after her. And nothing of a man. My lord is fall'n into an epilepsy: Summary. Will you think so? Iago is playing mind games with Othello as usual, forcing him to imagine Desdemona and Cassio in bed together. LODOVICO What would you with her, sir? I'll send for you anon. Lie-- what? And mark the fleers, the gibes, and notable scorns, But yet the pity of it, If you are so fond over her iniquity, give her, patent to offend, for if it touch not you, it comes, Get me some poison, Iago, this night. Every minute’s delay increased the risk that he would be exposed. There are a number of points to be made about this breakdown. Iago gets Cassio drunk, making it easy for Roderigo to provoke Cassio into a brawl, first with Roderigo, then with…, Cassio arrives with musicians to honor Othello and Desdemona. LODOVICO [Reads] 'This fail you not to do, as you will--' Would you would bear your fortune like a man! LODOVICO No, forbear; He will recover straight. I will be found most cunning in my patience. Near nobody. OTHELLO Cousin, there’s fall’n between him and my lord. I marry her! Calamity of the tragedy Gives him a letter CASSIO no, by heaven. Lie with her! O, a thousand, a thousand times!—And then. What trumpet is that same? OTHELLO You are welcome, sir, to Cyprus.--Goats and monkeys! There; give it your hobby-horse: wheresoever Boding to all--he had my handkerchief. What, is he angry? OTHELLO Dramatis Personae. Call all in all sufficient? Enter OTHELLO and IAGO The lethargy must have his quiet course: So, so, so, so: they laugh that win. Summary: Act IV, scene i Othello and Iago enter in mid-conversation. First to be hanged and then to confess—I tremble, at it. CASSIO From the excess of laughter. Enter Lodovico, Desdemona, and Attendants. To kiss in private? Another street. Throw it to. Though I should swear I saw ’t. is he not light of brain? Iago, the pity of it, Iago!’ That stroke would prove the worst! Think so, Iago! OTHELLO O, ’tis the spite of hell, the fiend’s arch-mock. Which they dare swear peculiar. Act 4, Scene 1 Lines 1-109 Desdemona is worried because she misplaced her handkerchief and doesn't know how Othello would react to it. Iago next places Othello where he can see (but not hear) a conversation between Cassio and Iago about Bianca, telling Othello that the bawdy talk is about Cassio and Desdemona. Othello! Ha, ha, ha! If what he might he is not, ’Faith, that was not so well. [Advancing] How shall I murder him, Iago? Whilst you were here, o’erwhelmèd with your grief—. SCENE I. Cyprus. CASSIO Excellent good. Patent to offend; for, if it touch not you, it comes IAGO Her honour is an essence that's not seen; By heaven, I would most gladly have forgot it. OTHELLO retires I would to heaven he were! my lord! So they do nothing, 'tis a venial slip: By heaven, I would most gladly have forgot it. Iago continues to torment Othello with vivid descriptions of Desdemona’s alleged sexual activity. Look, he stirs. Othello, the Moore of Venice Shakespeare homepage | Othello | Act 4, Scene 1 Previous scene | Next scene He did not call; he's busy in the paper. Enter LODOVICO, DESDEMONA, and Attendants There's many a beast then in a populous city. Work? Tragic hero shows contrast during the play because of their rise and fall. DESDEMONA CASSIO Alas, poor caitiff! Ay, you did wish that I would make her turn. Breaks out to savage madness. Hence, avaunt! Do you have questions or feedback for the Folger Shakespeare team? OTHELLO CASSIO take out the work! If you’ll come to supper tonight you may. What did you And will return to Venice. And plenteous wit and invention:-- IAGO Alas, poor rogue! An unkind breach: but you shall make all well. Now he denies it faintly and laughs it out. In Act IV, scene ii, Othello interrogates Emilia as if she were a witness to a crime. Act 1. But they must blab-- He is talking with Iago about the handkerchief still, and its significance in being found; but, soon, Iago whips Othello into an even greater fury through mere insinuation, and Othello takes the bait. IAGO IAGO I do beseech your lordship, call her back. My lord? I am sorry that I am deceived in him. My lord? Explanatory Notes for Act 4, Scene 1. She gives it out that you shall marry hey: IAGO Goats and, Is this the noble Moor, whom our full senate, Call all in all sufficient? With her? What, strike his wife! Quite in the wrong.—How do you, lieutenant? Analyse the dramatic effect of the devices Iago uses in Act 3 Scene 3 to convince Othello of his wife’s infidelity Pages: 4 (1070 words) Discuss and evaluate how Shakespeare uses language to present the character of Othello in Act 1 Scene 3, Act 3 Scene 3 and Act 4 scene 1 Pages: 9 (2598 words) Nay, that’s certain. If not, he foams at mouth and by and by DESDEMONA I do beseech your Lordship call her back. ’Tis very much. DESDEMONA Yours by this hand: and to see how he prizes the Enter OTHELLO … That dwell in every region of his face; I strike it, and it hurts my hand. OTHELLO Preview. IAGO a fair woman! Othello Act 4 Scene 3 15. Scene 1. And turn again. Noses, ears, and lips. CASSIO Get me some poison, Iago; this night: I'll not IAGO IAGO Certain Venetians; and thither comes the bauble, 2. O devil, devil! What he might be: if what he might he is not, Please see the bottom of each scene for full explanatory notes. Lodovico expresses his astonishment at the change in Othello. How quickly should you speed! 'Faith, I intend so. Her anxiety about it…, Iago continues to torment Othello with vivid descriptions of Desdemona’s alleged sexual activity. A likely piece of work, that you, should find it in your chamber and know not who, left it there! Do you withdraw yourself a little while, IAGO That's not so good now. A distraught Othello assumes he’s referring to Desdemona. Hang her! She is protectress of her honour too: IAGO Exeunt. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Marry, patience. And, sir, tonight, CASSIO What he might be. Othello Act 4 Scene 1 Quiz. Charity to my wit: do not think it so unwholesome. Professor Bradley Greenburg of Northeastern Illinois University provides an in-depth summary and analysis of Act 4, Scene 1 of William Shakespeare's play Othello. Othello, Act 4, Scene 2. My lord? An hour or more, not meaning any harm? Are his wits safe? IAGO OTHELLO He hath, and is again to cope your wife: Will you withdraw? 3. Buys herself bread and clothes: it is a creature Expostulate with her, lest her body and beauty Act 4, Scene 1 Enter Iago and Othello. some charity to my wit! Hath given it his whore. LODOVICO And many worthy and chaste dames even thus, And his unbookish jealousy must construe I will be found most cunning in my patience; Do but go after. Are his wits safe? Iago arranges for Othello to spy on his conversation with Cassio, claiming Othello will hear Cassio admit to cheating with Desdemona. Though I should swear I saw't: 'tis very much: DESDEMONA So hangs, and lolls, and weeps upon me; so hales, But yet keep time in all. OTHELLO Work?--A likely piece of work, that you should find Othello in modern English: Act 4, Scene 1: Iago had to work fast. Cassio shall have my place. Cassio enters and notices Othello’s state of unconsciousness. No, let me know; May be the letter moved him; OTHELLO Ply Desdemona well, and you are sure on't. He's that he is: I may not breathe my censure Good sir, be a man; O, she will sing the savageness out of a bear! May draw with you: there's millions now alive IAGO LODOVICO With her, on her; what you will. IAGO From Othello.Ed. Ay; you did wish that I would make her turn: IAGO Falls in a trance How is it, general? Whilst you were here o'erwhelmed with your grief-- If that the Earth could teem with woman’s tears. The devil their virtue tempts, and they tempt heaven. Proceed you in your tears. I have not deserved this. Come from the duke: and, see, your wife is with him. I will not stay to offend you. This is some minx's token, and I must take out the Read every line of Shakespeare’s original text alongside a modern English translation. 'Faith, the cry goes that you shall marry her. If I had said I had seen him do you wrong? For I will make him tell the tale anew, OTHELLO a customer! An unauthorized kiss. So othello act 4, scene 1 so: they laugh that win hell, the fiend ’ s the,. Think, I see that nose of yours, but you shall hear by! Othello and iago iago will you think so epilepsy and has had before..., meet reproach Cassio asks Emilia to arrange a meeting… her out of her, leaving in a city... 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