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No Fear Act 4 Scene 1
No Fear Act 4 Scene 1 Page 14

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Cassio shall have my place. And, sir, tonight
I do entreat that we may sup together.
You are welcome, sir, to Cyprus. Goats and monkeys!
Cassio can have my job. And tonight, sir, I invite you have dinner with me. Welcome to Cyprus. Horny animals!
Exit
OTHELLO exits.

LODOVICO

215Is this the noble Moor whom our full senate
Call all in all sufficient? Is this the nature
Whom passion could not shake? Whose solid virtue
The shot of accident nor dart of chance
Could neither graze nor pierce?

LODOVICO

Is this the same Moor whom the senate considers so capable? Is this the guy who’s supposed to never get emotional, and who never gets rattled, no matter what disaster happens?

IAGO

    He is much changed.

IAGO

He’s changed a great deal.

LODOVICO

220Are his wits safe? Is he not light of brain?

LODVICO

Is he sane? Is he losing his mind?

IAGO

He’s that he is. I may not breathe my censure
What he might be. If what he might he is not,
I would to heaven he were!

IAGO

He is what he is. I won’t say anything negative about what he might be. If he isn’t what he might be, then I wish to God he were!

LODOVICO

    What? Strike his wife?

LODOVICO

Hitting his wife?

IAGO

'Faith, that was not so well. Yet would I knew
225That stroke would prove the worst!

IAGO

It’s true, that wasn’t such a nice thing to do. But I wish I could say that’s the last time he’ll do it!

LODOVICO

    Is it his use?
Or did the letters work upon his blood
And new-create his fault?

LODOVICO

Is it a habit of his? Or did the letter make him emotional somehow, and this is the first time he’s done it?