Othello

by: William Shakespeare

  Act 3 Scene 3

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IAGO

She did deceive her father, marrying you,
And when she seemed to shake and fear your looks,
She loved them most.

IAGO

She lied to her father to marry you. And when she pretended to be afraid of you, she loved you the most.

OTHELLO

    And so she did.

OTHELLO

That’s right, she did.

IAGO

    Why, go to then.
She that, so young, could give out such a seeming,
215To seel her father’s eyes up close as oak,
He thought ’twas witchcraft. But I am much to blame.
I humbly do beseech you of your pardon
For too much loving you.

IAGO

Well, there you go. She was so young, but she deceived her father so thoroughly he thought it was witchcraft! But I’m sorry I’ve blurted all this out. I beg your pardon for loving you too much.

OTHELLO

    I am bound to thee forever.

OTHELLO

I’m indebted to you forever.

IAGO

I see this hath a little dashed your spirits.

IAGO

You seem a little depressed about this.

OTHELLO

220Not a jot, not a jot.

OTHELLO

Not at all, not at all.

IAGO

    Trust me, I fear it has.
I hope you will consider what is spoke
Comes from my love. But I do see you’re moved.
I am to pray you not to strain my speech
To grosser issues nor to larger reach
225Than to suspicion.

IAGO

Really, I’m afraid you are. I hope you remember that I said all this because I love you. But I see you’re troubled. Please don’t take what I said more seriously than it deserves to be taken.

OTHELLO

I will not.

OTHELLO

I won’t.

IAGO

Should you do so, my lord,
My speech should fall into such vile success
Which my thoughts aimed not at. Cassio’s my worthy friend—
230My lord, I see you’re moved.

IAGO

If you take it too seriously, it’ll have bad effects that I didn’t want it to have. Cassio’s a good friend of mine—My lord, I can see you’re upset.