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No Fear Act 1 Scene 3
No Fear Act 1 Scene 3 Page 10

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I crave fit disposition for my wife.
230Due reference of place and exhibition,
With such accommodation and besort
As levels with her breeding.
giving her a place to live and people to keep her company that suit her high rank.

DUKE

Why, at her father’s.

DUKE

She can stay at her father’s house.

BRABANTIO

I’ll not have it so.

BRABANTIO

I won’t allow it.

OTHELLO

235Nor I.

OTHELLO

Neither will I.

DESDEMONA

Nor would I there reside,
To put my father in impatient thoughts
By being in his eye. Most gracious Duke,
To my unfolding lend your prosperous ear
240And let me find a charter in your voice,
T' assist my simpleness.

DESDEMONA

And I wouldn’t stay there. I don’t want to upset my father by being in his house. Dear Duke, please listen to what I have to say.

DUKE

What would you, Desdemona?

DUKE

What do you want to do, Desdemona?

DESDEMONA

That I did love the Moor to live with him,
My downright violence and storm of fortunes
245May trumpet to the world. My heart’s subdued
Even to the very quality of my lord.
I saw Othello’s visage in his mind,
And to his honors and his valiant parts
Did I my soul and fortunes consecrate.
250So that, dear lords, if I be left behind
A moth of peace and he go to the war,
The rites for which I love him are bereft me,
And I a heavy interim shall support
By his dear absence. Let me go with him.

DESDEMONA

When I fell in love with Othello I made up my mind that I wanted to live with him. You can see how much I wanted to be with him by how violently I threw away my old life. I feel like I’m a part of him now, and that means I’m part of a soldier. I saw Othello’s true face when I saw his mind. I gave my whole life to him because of his honor and bravery. If I were left at home uselessly while he went off to war, then I’m separated from my husband in his natural element. I’d be miserable without him. Let me go with him.

OTHELLO

255Let her have your voice.
Vouch with me, heaven, I therefore beg it not
To please the palate of my appetite,

OTHELLO

Please allow her to do this. I’m not asking to have her near me for sex—I’m too old for that, and my sexual