Demand Me Nothing

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“Demand Me Nothing” Gagandip Singh Eng100L Prof. Brox
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“Demand me nothing. What you know, you know. From this time forth I never will speak word.” This quote was performed by Iago in the play Othello by Shakespeare on line three hundred and three. While at first read, or perhaps a quick glance, the quote may just be another line in the play, but with closer examination, this quote seems to possibly offer a conclusion to the character that is Iago. Throughout the whole play, Iago has been manipulating people. He manipulates Othello so much; Othello ends up killing his innocent wife, and then himself. Iago manages to ruin the lives of two good innocent people, through lies and manipulation. When he is finally caught at the end of the play, he utters his last line, “Demand me nothing. What you know, you know. From this time forth I never will speak word.” Since the quote is never explicitly explained in the play itself, it leaves the reader to interpret in which he finds suitable. One of the possible explanations for Iago’s quote could be for self protection. Like in the United States, when you are arrested for committing a crime, you have the right to remain silent, until you can reach a lawyer to better your chances in trial, releasing any possibility of self-incrimination. While
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