How poor are they that have not patience!
"How poor are they that have not patience!
What wound did ever heal but by degrees?
Thou know'st we work by wit, and not by witchcraft;
And wit depends on dilatory time."
The tragedy of the heroic but misguided Othello and his
charming, innocent wife Desdemona has haunted the literary world
since the play's composition. Iago remains the most complex and
psychologically intriguing character in the play, an incomparable
villain. In this scene, Iago tries to convince Roderigo to remain
in Cypress where his evil, multi-faceted plot is in force. Roderigo
undermines Othello's faithful lieutenant Cassio, whom Iago
despises. Roderigo loves Desdemona, who eloped with Othello. Iago
pretends that he will help Roderigo win Desdemona from Othello, and
at the same time, bilks him of money. But Roderigo is impatient,
and plans to return to Venice. Impatience is the undoing of many of