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Othello Act 3 questions Emilia admits that Iago has asked her to steal the handkerchief many times which she would never do, especially as she knows how much it means to Desdemona but as Desdemona has just dropped it, Emilia realizes that she can now please her husband and not feel guilty. Emilia does not know the extent of Iago's deceit and is conntent to letting him do what pleases him. She gives him the handkerchief because she knows it holds some significance for him and is prapared to allow him that indulgence. Many people would assume that it was only because Emilia was ignorant of its significance, but it is very possible that she realized what she was doing. Subconsciously, she must have resented Desdemona's relationship with Othello because of how perfect it was. Her relationship with her husband is far from loving and her many strained years as a wife has made her cynical. She resents Desdemona for her naive preception of

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