Othello

by: William Shakespeare

  Act 4 Scene 2

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I will indeed no longer endure it, nor am I yet persuaded to put up in peace what already I have foolishly suffered.
Well, I won’t take it any longer. And I’m not going to sit back and accept what you’ve done.

IAGO

Will you hear me, Roderigo?

IAGO

Will you listen to me, Roderigo?

RODERIGO

I have heard too much, and your words and performances are no kin together.

RODERIGO

I’ve listened to you too much already. Your words and actions don’t match up.

IAGO

185You charge me most unjustly.

IAGO

That’s not fair.

RODERIGO

With naught but truth. I have wasted myself out of my means. The jewels you have had from me to deliver Desdemona would half have corrupted a votaress. You have told me she hath received them and returned me expectations and comforts of sudden respect and acquaintance, but I find none.

RODERIGO

It’s the truth. I’ve got no money left. The jewels you took from me to deliver to Desdemona would’ve made even a nun want to sleep with me. You told me she got them, and that she promised to give me a little something in return soon, but nothing like that ever happens.

IAGO

Well, go to. Very well.

IAGO

Well, all right then. Fine.

RODERIGO

“Very well,” “go to”! I cannot go to, man, nor ’tis not very well. Nay, I think it is scurvy, and begin to find myself fopped in it.

RODERIGO

“Fine!” he says. “All right!” It’s not fine, and I’m not all right! It’s wrong, and I’m starting to realize I’m being cheated!

IAGO

Very well.

IAGO

Okay.

RODERIGO

190I tell you ’tis not very well. I will make myself known to Desdemona. If she will return me my jewels I will give over my suit and repent my unlawful solicitation. If not, assure yourself I will seek satisfaction of you.

RODERIGO

It’s not okay! I’m going to tell Desdemona my feelings. If she returns my jewels, I’ll stop pursuing her and apologize to her. If not, I’ll challenge you to a duel.

IAGO

You have said now.

IAGO

You’ve said what you have to say now.

RODERIGO

Ay, and said nothing but what I protest intendment of doing.

RODERIGO

Yes, and I’ll do everything I just said.