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Othello Act 2 Scene i II III

Othello Act 2 Scene i II III

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Page 1 of 24 pagesOthello Act 2, Scene I, II, III 
Othello
Act 2 Scene 1
 Enter MONTANO and two GENTLEMEN MONTANO and two GENTLEMEN enter.MONTANO MONTANOWhat from the cape can you discern at sea? What can you see out on the ocean?FIRST GENTLEMAN FIRST GENTLEMANNothing at all. It is a high-wrought flood. Nothing. The water's so rough that I can't seeI cannot 'twixt the heaven and the mainDescry a sail.MONTANO MONTANO5 Methinks the wind hath spoke aloud at land, It was windy on shore too. A big blast of windA fuller blast ne'er shook our battlements.If it hath ruffianed so upon the seaWhat ribs of oak, when mountains melt on them,Can hold the mortise? What shall we hear of SECOND GENTLEMAN SECOND GENTLEMAN10 A segregation of the Turkish fleet. The Turkish navy will be broken up. The wind'sFor do but stand upon the foaming shore,The chidden billow seems to pelt the clouds,monstrous mane,Seems to cast water on the burning bear,15 And quench the guards of th' ever-fixèd pole.I never did like molestation viewOn the enchafèd flood.MONTANO MONTANOIf that the Turkish fleet If the Turkish fleet isn't protected in someBe not ensheltered and embayed, they aredrowned.20 It is impossible they bear it out.Enter a THIRD GENTLEMAN A THIRD GENTLEMAN enters.
THIRD THIRD GENTLEMAN
 I've got news, boys, the war's over! This terribleNews, lads, Our wars are done!The desperate tempest hath sobanged the Turks,That their designment halts. A nobleship of VeniceHath seen a grievous wreck andsufferance25 On most part of their fleet.
MONTANO
 
MONTANO
 How? Is this true? What? Is this true?
THIRD GENTLEMAN
 
THIRD GENTLEMAN
 
 
Page 2 of 24 pagesOthello Act 2, Scene I, II, III The shi is here ut in,The ship's sailing into harbor now; it's fromA Veronesa. Michael Cassio,Lieutenant to the warlike Moor Othello,Is come on shore. The Moor himself at sea30 And is in full commission here for Cyprus.
MONTANO
 
MONTANO
 I am glad on 't. 'Tis a worthy governor. I'm happy about that. He'll be a good governor.
THIRD GENTLEMAN
 
THIRD GENTLEMAN
 But this same Cassio, though he speak of Cassio brings good news about the TurkishTouching the Turkish loss, yet he looks sadlyAnd prays the Moor be safe. For they were35 With foul and violent tempest.
MONTANO
 
MONTANO
 Pray heavens he be,I hope to God Othello's all right. I served underFor I have served him, and the man commandsLike a full soldier. Let's to the seaside, ho!As well to see the vessel that's come inAs to throw out our eyes for brave Othello,40 Even till we make the main and th' aerial blueAn indistinct regard.
THIRD GENTLEMAN
 
THIRD GENTLEMAN
 Come, let's do so.Let's do that. Every minute we expect moreFor every minute is expectancyOf more arrivance.Enter
CASSIO
 
CASSIO
enters.
CASSIO CASSIO
 Thanks, you the valiant of this warlike isle Thanks, you brave men who defend this island45That so approve the Moor. Oh, let theheavensGive him defense against the elements,For I have lost him on a dangerous sea.
MONTANO
 
MONTANO
 Is he well shipped? Is his ship sturdy?
CASSIO
 
CASSIO
 His bark is stoutly timbered and his pilot Yes, it's well built, and the ship's pilot is very50 Of very expert and approved allowanceTherefore my hopes, not surfeited to death,Stand in bold cure.
A VOICE
 
A VOICE
 
(within)
A sail, a sail, a sail!
(offstage)
A sail! A sail! A sail!Enter a
MESSENGER 
A
MESSENGER 
enters.
CASSIO
 
CASSIO
 What noise? What's all that shouting about?
MESSENGER 
 
MESSENGER 
 55 The town is empty. On the brow o' th' sea Everybody in town is down at the shore shoutingStand ranks of people, and they cry “A sail!” 
CASSIO
 
CASSIO
 My hopes do shape him for the governor. I hope it's Othello.A shot A shot is heard.
 
Page 3 of 24 pagesOthello Act 2, Scene I, II, III 
SECOND GENTLEMAN
 
SECOND GENTLEMAN
 They do discharge their shot of courtesy. They've fired a greeting shot, so at least it's aOur friends at least.
CASSIO
 
CASSIO
 60 I pray you sir, go forth Please go find out for certain who has arrived.And give us truth who 'tis that is arrived.
SECOND GENTLEMAN
 
SECOND GENTLEMAN
 I shall. I'll do that.Exit
SECOND GENTLEMAN
exits.
MONTANO MONTANO
 But good lieutenant, is your general Good lieutenant, is your general married?
CASSIO
 
CASSIO
 Most fortunately. He hath achieved a maid Yes, and he's very lucky to have married the65 That paragons description and wild fame,One that excels the quirks of blazoning pens,And in th' essential vesture of creationDoes tire the ingener.Enter
SECOND GENTLEMAN
The
SECOND GENTLEMAN
enters.How now? Who has put in? Who's arrived in the harbor?
SECOND GENTLEMAN
 
SECOND GENTLEMAN
 70 'Tis one Iago, ancient to the general. A man named Iago, the general's ensign.
CASSIO
 
CASSIO
 He's had most favorable and happy speed. He made good time. You see how the storm, theTempests themselves, high seas, and howlingwinds,The guttered rocks and congregated sands,Traitors ensteeped to enclog the guiltless keel,75 As having sense of beauty, do omitTheir mortal natures, letting go safely byThe divine Desdemona.
MONTANO
 
MONTANO
 What is she? Who's that?
CASSIO
 
CASSIO
 She that I spake of, our great captain's captain, She's the one I was talking about, the general's80 Left in the conduct of the bold Iago,Whose footing here anticipates our thoughtsA se'nnight's speed. Great Jove, Othello guard,And swell his sail with thine own powerfulThat he may bless this bay with his tall ship,85 Make love's quick pants in Desdemona's arms,Give renewed fire to our extincted spiritsAnd bring all Cyprus comfort!Enter
DESDEMONA
,
EMILIA
,
IAGO
,
RODERIGO
with attendants
DESDEMONA
,
IAGO
,
RODERIGO
and
EMILIA
enter.

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