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No Fear Act 4 Scene 1
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LODOVICO

190My lord, this would not be believed in Venice,
Though I should swear I saw ’t. 'Tis very much.
Make her amends, she weeps.

LODOVICO

My lord, no one will believe this in Venice, even though I’d swear I saw it with my own eyes. That was too much. You should apologize. She’s crying.

OTHELLO

    Oh, devil, devil!
If that the earth could teem with woman’s tears,
Each drop she falls would prove a crocodile.
195Out of my sight!

OTHELLO

Oh, you devil, you devil! You can cry all day and all night, and I still won’t believe you’re sad. Get out of my sight!

DESDEMONA

I will not stay to offend you.

DESDEMONA

I wouldn’t want to stay here and make you angry.

LODOVICO

Truly, an obedient lady.
I do beseech your lordship, call her back.

LODOVICO

She’s obedient—a fine lady. Please, my lord, call her back.

OTHELLO

Mistress!

OTHELLO

Madam!

DESDEMONA

200My lord?

DESDEMONA

My lord?

OTHELLO

What would you with her, sir?

OTHELLO

What do you want with her, sir?

LODOVICO

Who, I, my lord?

LODOVICO

Who, me?

OTHELLO

Ay, you did wish that I would make her turn.
Sir, she can turn, and turn, and yet go on,
205And turn again. And she can weep, sir, weep.
And she’s obedient, as you say, obedient,
Very obedient.—Proceed you in your tears.—
Concerning this, sir—Oh, well-painted passion!—
I am commanded home.—Get you away,
210I’ll send for you anon.—Sir, I obey the mandate
And will return to Venice.—Hence, avaunt!

OTHELLO

Yes, you asked me to call her back. See how well she can turn? She can turn and turn, and then turn on you again. And she can cry, sir—oh, how she can cry! And she’s obedient, as you say, obedient. Very obedient—keep crying.—Concerning this—oh, what fake emotion!—I am being ordered home—Get away from me, I’ll send for you later.—Sir, I’ll obey the order and return to Venice. Get away from me, you witch!
Exit DESDEMONA
DESDEMONA exits.