How satisfied, my lord? I speak not yet of proof. Utter my thoughts? What should I say? EMILIA Dismiss me! Do you have any sense, or a soul? EMILIA [She picks up DESDEMONA's handkerchief] I am glad I have found this handkerchief. Oh, farewell! LitCharts Teacher Editions. How goes it now? Just tell me this: have you occasionally seen a handkerchief decorated with strawberries in your wife's hand? When a woman is virtuous, these traits are virtuous as well. Detailed explanations, analysis, and citation info for every important quote on LitCharts. Desdemona deceived her father in marrying you, and she pretended to shake in fear at your looks when she actually loved them. Oh, my lord, beware of jealousy! My lord, I will leave now. This was Desdemona's first gift from the Moor. Unimportant, trifling matters count as strong evidence to the jealous. Yield up, O love, thy crown and hearted throne. Spotted with strawberries in your wife’s hand? All I ask of you right now is that you leave me alone for a bit. But his actions suggests something he had already done. No! Farewell to the soldiers in uniform and the big wars that allow me to fulfill my ambitions! Black vengeance, come to me from the depths of hell! It wouldn't make me jealous for you to say that my wife is pretty, eats well, enjoys the company of others, speaks her mind, sings, plays music, and dances. It were a tedious difficulty, I think, To bring them to that prospect. Give me some proof that Desdemona is disloyal. In his final speech, he explains how he hopes to be remembered, saying “When you shall these unlucky deed relate / Speak of me as I am” (5.2. Oh this monstrous world! No, Iago, I won't doubt Desdemona until I see something, and if I doubt her I'll see if I can prove it. But since I'm already so deeply involved in this, thanks to foolish honesty and concern for you, I will go on. Here are 6 female Shakespeare monologues of the character Desdemona from the play Othello. I'd rather die than fail on your behalf. And then it's as if the robbery never happened. Your handkerchief is too small. He says he will return incontinent: He hath commanded me to go to bed, And bade me to dismiss you. Audition monologue, classical Performed by Amelia Burdett-Smith. O wretched fool. Emilia’s monologue in Othello is the closest to a feminist manifesto that Shakespeare has written, as well as revered as one of the most powerful speeches in the play. Cassio is one of them. The Othello monologues below are extracts from the full NoSweatShakespeare modern Othello ebook, along with a modern English translation.Reading through the original Othello monologue followed by a modern version and should help you to understand what each Othello monologue is about: Be gone! Are you human? And you deadly cannons, whose rude blasts are as loud as Jove's thunderbolts, farewell! The Othello monologues below are extracts from the full NoSweatShakespeare modern Othello ebook, along with a modern English translation. Now, some men have such a loose soul that they mutter things in their sleep. If I do prove her haggard, Though that her jesses were my dear heartstrings, I’d whistle her off and let her down the wind To prey at fortune. What will you give me now. Find related themes, quotes, symbols, characters, and more. Please consider that what I am saying comes from my love for you. If a man is ever robbed but doesn't realize what has been stolen, let him not know he's been robbed. Do you think I would make jealousy my whole life, and with every change in the moon find new suspicions? It wouldn't make me jealous for you to say that my wife is pretty, eats well, enjoys the company of others, speaks her mind, sings, plays music, and dances. Let me but bind it hard, within this hourIt will be well. If you asked me for something, I wouldn't just say no, or stand there hesitating. Don't worry about that. Tomorrow with your earliest Let me have speech with you. PDF downloads of all 1386 LitCharts literature guides, and of every new one we publish. Is he not honest? One is too poor, too weak for my revenge. [Exeunt OTHELLO, LODOVICO, and Attendants] Emilia. To doubt once is to make up your mind. For if he be not one that truly loves you. 3030; Desdemona. EMILIA How goes it now? If you care about me at all, tell me what you're thinking. DESDEMONA It was his bidding: therefore, good Emilia,. See results from the Emilia's Monologue from Othello, Act IV Quiz on Sporcle, the best trivia site on the internet! [Exeunt OTHELLO, LODOVICO, and Attendants] Emilia. When she realizes Othello has killed Desdemona, Emilia immediately lashes out at him, stating “Thou dost belie her and thou art a devil” (5.2. And for I know thou 'rt full of love and honesty And weigh’st thy words before thou giv’st them breath, Therefore these stops of thine fright me the more. To bring them to that prospect. You really do love my husband. Who has ever had a heart so pure that impure thoughts haven't held court with lawful thoughts? Damn her, lewd minx! The Moor is already being changed by my poisonous advice. If she is a liar, heaven has played a trick on itself. If I get proof, there's only one thing to do: get rid of either my love or my jealousy. Why don't you stay here and hear me speak? To doubt once is to make up your mind. You do love my lord. If you do, my speech would have the very vile effects that I didn't want it to. Yes, that's right. I would not have your free and noble nature Out of self-bounty be abused. When shall he come? First performed around 1604, the play is also a pioneering exploration of racial prejudice. Give me evidence, or at least prove it beyond an ounce of doubt—or else you'll regret it! Just as I said. and he kissed me hard as if with his kisses he was trying to pull up some plant by the roots that was growing on my lips. [He kneels down]. Emilia speaks with Desdemona about the nature of women’s affections READ MORE - PRO MEMBERS ONLY Join the StageAgent community to learn more about this monologue from Othello and unlock other amazing theatre resources! Good name in man and woman, dear my lord. Rest assured, good Cassio, I will do all I can for you. God buy you, take mine office. ). Tell me, Othello. If it be not for some purpose of import,Give ’t me again. If I can find any ropes, knives, poison, fire, or streams you can drown in, I won't endure this dishonor. At the risk of being too honest, it was against her nature not to like so many suitors of her own country, complexion, and social rank, since those who share such similarities are naturally drawn to each other. Arise, black vengeance, from the hollow hell! but slowly act on the blood and burn the insides before long like unquenchable sulfur. And hold her free, I do beseech your honor. Oh, heaven forgive me! Ne'er keeps retiring ebb but keeps due on, Even so my bloody thoughts with violent pace, Shall ne'er look back, ne'er ebb to humble love. (returns) My lord, I would I might entreat your honor To scan this thing no farther. Just like how the Black Sea never ebbs back but keeps flowing on with its icy waters through the Propontic sea and onward to the Hellespont, so my bloody thoughts only move forward with a violent current and never look back. To be once in doubt Is to be resolved. Desdemona. Like to the Pontic sea, Whose icy current and compulsive course Ne'er keeps retiring ebb but keeps due on To the Propontic and the Hellespont, Even so my bloody thoughts with violent pace Shall ne'er look back, ne'er ebb to humble love Till that a capable and wide revenge Swallow them up. Get away from me! Please log in again. Maybe since I am black and don't have the smooth conversational skills of gallant men, or maybe since I'm getting old—but no, none of that's important. Come on, you're repeating everything I say like a strange monster in your mind that you're afraid is to hideous to show. With Emilia here as my witness, I guarantee that you will have your place back as lieutenant. Leave me, Iago. My anger is like a tide and if it ever recedes back to love it is swallowed up again by a huge wave of revenge. My anger is like a tide and if it ever recedes back to love it is swallowed up again by a huge wave of revenge. Oh love, give way to cruel hate! If you asked me for something, I wouldn't just say no, or stand there hesitating. I will never say no to you! Farewell the plumèd troops and the big wars. Or Tuesday at noon, or Tuesday night, or even Wednesday morning. I won't deny you what you want. Whatever he commands, I will obey, whatever bloody task he gives me. And weigh’st thy words before thou giv’st them breath. My husband won't have a moment of rest because I'll keep him awake all night to talk his ear off about this. Part of me thinks you're trustworthy, and another part of me thinks you're not. I heard thee say even now thou lik’st not that When Cassio left my wife. He’s never anything but your true servant. God only knows. — Taming of the Shrew, iv. But I'm partially to blame for saying this. “Virtue! Give me the ocular proof Or by the worth of mine eternal soul Thou hadst been better have been born a dog Than answer my waked wrath! God knows what he will do with it. Cassio is my deserving friend—my Lord, I see you're troubled. and speak even the worst thoughts you are thinking. [Returning] My lord, I ask you not to worry about this anymore. Have your wife look out, too. Look at her like this: don't be too jealous or too trusting. That cuckold lives in bliss Who, certain of his fate, loves not his wronger, But, oh, what damnèd minutes tells he o'er Who dotes, yet doubts— suspects, yet soundly loves! Come, my dear love, 10 The purchase made, the fruits are to ensue; That profit’s yet to come ’tween me and you.— Goodnight. Was I completely senseless during the hours she was cheating on me? And it's precisely because I know you are full of love and honesty and think carefully before you speak that I'm even more worried about the way you're hesitating. This was Desdemona's first gift from the Moor. And then, sir, he clutched and grabbed my hand, crying "Oh sweet woman!" Now I see that my suspicions are true. Othello. Let him not know’t, and he’s not robbed at all. I will go to figure out some quick way to kill the beautiful devil. I'm not eating dinner at home tomorrow. I gave her such a handkerchief. Though I perchance am vicious in my guess, Would take no notice, nor build yourself a trouble. He laid his leg over my thigh and sighed, and kissed, and then cried out, "Curse fate for giving you to the Moor!". I’ll come to thee straight. Oh, now forever Farewell the tranquil mind! Avaunt! But he that filches from me my good name Robs me of that which not enriches him And makes me poor indeed. And then, sir, he clutched and grabbed my hand, crying "Oh sweet woman!" So, it didn't do me any harm. I did say so. 3030; Desdemona. Oh, farewell! It is a green-eyed monster that mocks whoever it eats away at. Please, don't talk anymore about this. I think Desdemona is nothing but honest. Character: DESDEMONA. O wretched fool That lov’st to make thine honesty a vice! I know ’t, I thank you. O monstrous world! I know you mean that. Emilia You can browse and/or search so you can find a monologue whether you know which one you want, or you're looking for monologue ideas. But if someone steals my good reputation from me, then he really does make me truly poor, and steals something that doesn't even make him any richer. And, since I happened to be here, I took the opportunity to pick it up. You've known him for a long time, and you can be sure that he is only keeping his distance from you for political reasons. It's as if I'm trying to persuade you to put on gloves when it's cold out, or to eat healthy food, or to keep yourself warm, or to do anything that's good for you. Would you, like a voyeur, inappropriately watch and look on as she is having sex? I am to pray you not to strain my speech To grosser issues nor to larger reach Than to suspicion. Let him come when he will,I will deny thee nothing. Thank you. My friend is dead,'Tis done at your request. What are you doing here alone? I don't have any proof yet. Read the monologue for the role of Emilia from the script for Othello by William Shakespeare. Why, your lieutenant, Cassio. Abandon all remorse. You just said earlier that you didn't like how Cassio left my wife's side. Now, by yon marble heaven, In the due reverence of a sacred vow I here engage my words. I see, sir, you are eaten up with passion.I do repent me that I put it to you.You would be satisfied? Good madam, do. Farewell the neighing steed and the shrill trump, The spirit-stirring drum, th' ear-piercing fife, The royal banner, and all quality, Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war! Yes, really. But nonetheless, I tell you, if you would be satisfied to find strong circumstantial evidence pointing to the truth, you could then find such satisfaction. I think you do. Within these three days let me hear thee say That Cassio’s not alive. Of her own clime, complexion, and degree, Whereto we see in all things nature tends—. Dangerous conceits are in their natures poisons Which at the first are scarce found to distaste, But with a little act upon the blood Burn like the mines of sulfur. I won't believe it. Although ’tis fit that Cassio have his place, For sure, he fills it up with great ability, Yet, if you please to hold him off awhile, You shall by that perceive him and his means. I am not bound to that all slaves are free to. After all, what palace is there that has never let a foul thing inside? This is because she tells of what she has experienced with her husband Iago, and … In an attempt to unite the sexes with equality, her expression conveys a somewhat different meaning. Emilia is Iago’s wife. One of this kind is Cassio. . I'd rather turn into a goat than devote all my time to such overblown suspicions, like the sort of jealous man you're describing. Othello threatens Emilia. And this may support and strengthen other, shakier evidence. 'Tis a shrewd doubt, though it be but a dream. To tyrannous hate! To Desdemona. Emilia says she would, if she thought it would advance her husband’s status in the world. Emilia, come.—Be as your fancies teach you. I know the people of my country well. I wouldn't want you to get taken advantage of because of your noble, kind nature. I think you do. May fall to match you with her country forms. If it's the same one, or any handkerchief of Desdemona's, it is another piece of evidence weighing against her. But, sith I am entered in this cause so far. Othello orders Desdemona to go to bed and send Emilia away. “That I Did Love The Moor” (Spoken by Desdemona, Act 1 Scene 3) Othello As mine own face. In some disloyal liar, it wouldn't mean anything, but in an honest man like you, these kinds of reactions are indications of thoughts that come from the heart which cannot be clouded by emotion. Now, by heaven, with all the reverence of a sacred oath, I here make a vow. Cf. Therefore these stops of thine fright me the more. Men should be what they seem to be. And then, sir, would he gripe and wring my hand. Struggling with distance learning? More than their own! Desdemona and Emilia return into the scene, but Othello immediately sends Emilia to patrol the door so that no one would come in to disturb he and Desdemona. From here on out, I'll love no friend, since showing love for your friends causes such hate. Emilia, come with me. 'Twas mine, ’tis his, and has been slave to thousands. I know not that, but such a handkerchief—. What he will do with it Heaven knows, not I. I nothing but to please his fantasy. Look, here he comes. Why that’s with watching, ’twill away again. As, to be bold with you. Assure thee, If I do vow a friendship, I’ll perform it To the last article. I was recently spending the night in Cassio's bedroom and couldn't sleep because of a raging toothache. For nothing you could do would add more to your damnation than if you should slander Desdemona more. Why have you been so eager for me to steal it? You can browse and/or search so you can find a monologue whether you know which one you want, or you're looking for monologue ideas. I know not that, but such a handkerchief—I am sure it was your wife’s—did I todaySee Cassio wipe his beard with. I saw ’t not, thought it not, it harmed not me. Oh, this is the curse of marriage, that we can have control over our delicate wives, but not their desires. Now, some men have such a loose soul that they mutter things in their sleep. Must say that you have instigated them to murder. Textual evidence? Before leaving, he orders Desdemona to go directly to bed and to dismiss Emilia.Emilia helps Desdemona prepare for bed. Farewell the neighing horses and the shrill war trumpets, the war drums that stir the spirit, the ear-piercing flute, the royal banners, pride, the pomp and circumstance, and everything else that's good about war! Othello’s suicide serves as a kind of trial in which he decides on and enacts a punishment for his crime of killing Desdemona. You have known him long, and be you well assured, He shall in strangeness stand no farther off, Thank you. Make social videos in an instant: use custom templates to tell the right story for your business. But, oh, what torture it is to love but doubt your wife, suspect her of something but still love her. Oh, that the slave had forty thousand lives! Do not doubt that. This was Desdemona's first gift from the Moor. I prithee, call him back. will return to you that sweet restful sleep you enjoyed just yesterday. Oh, farewell! If only I could be satisfied in this! Receive it from me. Did Michael Cassio know about your love for Desdemona when you were courting her? Good love, call him back. The scene in which this monologue appears is a touching and tender interaction between the two women, Desdemona and Emilia. I am glad of this, for now I shall have reason To show the love and duty that I bear you With franker spirit. It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock The meat it feeds on. Oh damn her, damn her! My wayward husband hath a hundred times Wooed me to steal it, but she so loves the token (For he conjured her she should ever keep it) That she reserves it evermore about her To kiss and talk to. I have something for you. Oh, damn her, damn her! Each Shakespeare’s play name links to a range of resources about each play: Character summaries, plot outlines, example essays and famous quotes, soliloquies and monologues: All’s Well That Ends Well Antony and Cleopatra As You Like It The Comedy of Errors Coriolanus Cymbeline Hamlet Henry IV Part 1 Henry IV Part 2 Henry VIII Henry VI Part 1 Henry VI Part 2 Henry VI Part 3 Henry V Julius Caesar King John King Lear Loves Labour’s Lost Macbeth Measure for Measure The Merchant of Venice The Merry Wives of Windsor A Midsummer Night’s Dream Much Ado About Nothing Othello Pericles Richard II Richard III Romeo & Juliet The Taming of the Shrew The Tempest Timon of Athens Titus Andronicus Troilus & Cressida Twelfth Night The Two Gentlemen of Verona The Winter’s Tale. Within three days, let me hear you say that Cassio is dead. Now you are my lieutenant. God only knows. 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