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Raymond Mackenzie BlewetA00328537Dr. Gulu HlongwaneResponse Paper:Othelloby William ShakespeareThe lines 34-82 in act V scene ii are important as it is the final scene of the play andalthough we have not reached the climax yet, it is a roller coaster ride to the finish. In thisquotation Othello is interrogating Desdemona about the handkerchief and how it came into thepossession of Cassio. When she denies giving Cassio the handkerchief she says to ask Cassio.Othello then informs her Cassio is dead which upsets her causing her to weep and he is enragedfurther. Othello, prior to this quotation tells her to prepare to die and the reader is in fear forDesdemona’s unwarranted death.The handkerchief is of great importance in the play. The handkerchief is white,representing clean bed sheets before the consummation of marriage on wedding night, with anembroidery of a strawberry which is dyed with the blood of mummified virgins. The

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Term
Fall
Professor
ElissaAsp
Tags
Shakespeare, Ode, Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, handkerchief

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