Now my sick fool Roderigo, Whom love hath turned almost the wrong side out, To Desdemona hath tonight caroused Potations pottle-deep, and he’s to watch. Not tonight, good Iago. Go back to your room and get some sleep. I've never heard Cassio talk like that before. Yet wild, the people’s hearts brimful of fear. When this advice is free I give and honest, In any honest suit. Detailed explanations, analysis, and citation info for every important quote on LitCharts. LitCharts Teacher Editions. To be now a sensible man, byand by a fool, and presently a beast! In other words, he says that when devils convince men to sin, they portray the sin as something heavenly at first. I'll fill you in more later. Well, heaven’s above all, and there, be souls must be saved, and there be souls must not be, For mine own part, no offence to the general nor any, Ay, but (by your leave) not before me. He is such a good soldier he could be a commander in and help lead Caesar's army. Iago, I realize that your affection for Cassio makes you downplay what he has done. Now, by heaven, My blood begins my safer guides to rule, And passion, having my best judgment collied, Assays to lead the way. What has caused you to throw away your reputation and trade in your good name for that of a night-brawler? They haven't slept together yet, and she's beautiful enough to catch Jove's eye. Though Cassio did some little wrong to him. This broken joint between you and her husband entreat her to splinter, and, my fortunes against any lay worth naming,this crack of your love shall grow stronger than it wasbefore. Whom love hath turned almost the wrong side out. Iago, who started the fight? This is my ancient, this is my right hand, and this is my left. Tell me, who started this? Some wine, boys! A quarrel, but nothing wherefore. desperate of my fortunes if they check me. I will, but I don't like where this is going. What, man, ’tis a night of revels! He was a wight of high renown, And thou art but of low degree, 'Tis pride that pulls the country down, Then take thine auld cloak about thee. What hadhe done to you? to ask him with, he'd say no to each one. By heaven, they have already given me a drink. I pray you call them in. [To RODERIGO so that only he can hear] Go away, I tell you. That's all I know. Help!". My wife must move for Cassio to her mistress. Run off and shout out that there's a brawl. Hold! I'm mortally wounded. It were well The general were put in mind of it. Some wine, ho! You know that our plan is based on cleverness and not magic, and cleverness needs time to work. Still have questions? I've spent almost all my money, have been thoroughly beaten up tonight, and all I have for all this is some painful life experience. How poor are they that have not patience! It's going to wake up the town. Ask Othello's pardon, and he'll be your friend again. Why, he drinks you with facility your Dane dead drunk; he sweats not to overthrow your Almain. One unperfectness shows me another, to, Come, you are too severe a moraler. I remember the fight, but not the reason for it. I could well wish courtesy would invent some other custom of entertainment. Othello - When devils will the blackest sins put on by Senate House Library published on 2016-08-18T10:44:48Z The Tragedy of Othello: Act II Scene iii Iago in a hall in the castle. That we should, with joy, pleasance revel and applause, transform ourselves into beasts! I am. On thy love, I charge thee. Oh, I have lost my reputation! You or any man living may be drunk at a time, man. Myself will be your surgeon. And when she speaks, isn't it like a call to arms for lovers? What is the matter, gentlemen? These offenses are not merely bad or sinful; they are “the blackest sins,” the very worst … Hey, good lieutenant! The general is talking to you. We were all friends just a moment ago, as close as a bride and groom going to bed. My money is almost spent; I have been to-night exceedingly well cudgelled; and I think For while this honest fool begs Desdemona to fix his misfortune and while she pleads on his behalf to the Moor, I'll poison Othello's thoughts by whispering into his ear. Give me answer to it. But you seem fine now. Look, if my gentle love be not raised up! Tell me. Someone lead him away. Witness: Vehicle blared warning before Nashville blast, Infamous ‘Club Kid Killer’ dead at 54, Mom with COVID delivered baby she couldn't hold, Amid Trump's relief bill chaos, optics get worse for GOP, Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch finds a buyer, Legendary Celtics star K.C. Spiritually speaking, is it possible for a scientific theory to be wrong? Othello says this to Desdemona after he arrives in Cyprus after she does. Let's show some self-restraint and not celebrate to the point of excess. I'm not a very good drinker. He that stirs next to carve for his own rage Holds his soul light, he dies upon his motion. When devils will the blackest sins put on, they do suggest at first with heavenly shows, as I do now.” This reveals Iago’s admitting he is being just as the devils with the blackest of sins. In night, and on the court and guard of safety? Struggling with distance learning? Retire thee, go where thou art billeted. I would rather have my tongue cut out of my mouth than speak ill of Michael Cassio. Sir, this gentleman Steps in to Cassio and entreats his pause, Myself the crying fellow did pursue, Lest by his clamor—as it so fell out— The town might fall in fright. [Singing]King Stephen was a good fellow,He paid just a dollar for his pants,But still thought he'd been overcharged,So he called the tailor a rogue.He was a man with a good reputation,And you're just a lowly man,It's pride that brings the country down,So wrap yourself up in your old cloak.Some more wine! OTHELLO, DESDEMONA, CASSIO, and attendants enter. I remember everything in a big haze. Have you forgot all place of sense and duty? For while this honest fool begs Desdemona to fix his misfortune and while she pleads on his behalf to the Moor, I'll poison Othello's thoughts by whispering into his ear. But his vice is equal to his virtue. I command you to tell me, if you care for me. Come now, lieutenant—I have a jug of wine and there are a couple of gentlemen from Cyprus here who'd gladly want to drink a toast to the health of black Othello. She’s framed as fruitful As the free elements. We were all friends just a moment ago, as close as a bride and groom going to bed. Aren't things actually going well? Reputation is an empty, stupid idea. Why do we celebrate by willingly turning ourselves into beasts? Michael, good night. Please, forgive me. Meanwhile, I need to take the Moor aside and orchestrate it so that he happens upon Cassio pleading to his wife. Refine any search. I'll tell you what to do. He's taking his life back. I’ll drink for, I have drunk but one cup tonight, and that was craftily, qualified too, and behold what innovation it makes, here. I think you're right, and in the morning I will ask the virtuous Desdemona to plead on my behalf. He explains how his untoward trustworthiness conceals his evil: ‘When devils will the blackest sins put on, They do suggest at first with heavenly shows As I do now.’ (Act II, scene iii, lines 342–344) And discourse fustian with one’s own shadow? It's like someone beating their dog in front of a strong lion, when the dog did nothing wrong, just to show the lion that he's powerful. Make social videos in an instant: use custom templates to tell the right story for your business. And, good lieutenant, I think you think I love you. You are but now cast in his mood, a punishment more in policy than in malice, even so as one would beat his offenseless dog to affright an imperious lion. When devils will the blackest sins put on, they do suggest at first with heavenly shows" He nullifies his good advice because he gives it only to gain his own advantage. When devils will the blackest sins put on, They do suggest at first with heavenly shows, As I do now: for whiles this honest fool Plies Desdemona to repair his fortunes And she for him pleads strongly to the Moor, I'll pour this pestilence into his ear, That she repeals him for her body's lust; And by how much she strives to do him good, Get an answer for 'What are some literary devices in Iago's soliloquoy in Act II Scene iii (from line 325) from Othello? This is my ancient, this, is my right hand, and this is my left. Reputation is an idle and most false, imposition, oft got without merit and lost without, You have lost no reputation at all unless you, repute yourself such a loser. I’ll pour this pestilence into his ear: That she repeals him for her body’s lust. Go back to bed. [To MONTANO] Sir, I myself will tend to your wounds. If I ask him for my place as lieutenant back, he'll say that I am a drunkard. now. While I spare speech, which something now offends me. And silence those whom this vile brawl distracted.—, Come, Desdemona, ’tis the soldiers' life. And so, with no money at all and a little more wit, return again to Venice. Silence that dreadful bell, it frights the isle, From her propriety. 'Tis pity of him. It's already morning, in fact. A knave teach me my duty?I’ll beat the knave into a twiggen bottle. No, gentlemen! Divinity of hell! Shall nothing wrong him. An inviting eye, and yet methinks right modest. Not tonight, good Iago. Drunk? He's taking his life back. Good night. I fear the trust Othello puts him in On some odd time of his infirmity Will shake this island. My boat sails freely, both with wind and stream. What's the matter? Come, lieutenant, I, have a stoup of wine, and here without are a brace of, Cyprus gallants that would fain have a measure to the, Not tonight, good Iago. Noble Montano, you are usually civil. I'd rather ask him to hate me than ask him to have a commander who is as feeble, drunk, and indiscreet as I am. But one cup. That we should, with joy, pleasance revel and applause. Give me answer to it. A lieutenant's must get into heaven before the flag-bearer. How poor are those who don't have any patience! Soliciting his wife. lieutenant, I think you think I love you. If partially affined or leagued in office, Thou dost deliver more or less than truth, I had rather have this tongue cut from my mouth. So will I turn her virtue into pitch And out of her own goodness make the net That shall enmesh them all. Stop, for shame! I protest, in the sincerity of love and honest kindness. Reputation, reputation, reputation! 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