othello act 4 11 16 - The circumstantial evidence that is...

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The circumstantial evidence that is added to Othello's case against Desdemona is the handkerchief that Othello gave to her, but was found to be with Cassio. I find it very unplausablethat Othello looked on right when Cassio was tossed the handkerchief, I believe it was put in for dramatic effect. The handkerchief is very important in the play because it symbolized Othello's love for Desdemona, and now it serves as evidence for Othello to suspect Desdemona of infidelity. The hints are found in the reaction Othello gets from seeing the handkerchief with Cassio. The perceived evidence of the handkerchief and Cassio's supposed confession of the two prevent Othello from being moved by Desdemona's appeal. The conversation between Emilia and Desdemona reveal that Emilia does not like how women get treated and feels that women arelike men in almost all characteristic whereas it reveals about Desdemona that she is honorable

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