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CedenoGeydis CedenoProfessor C.K. HuntingtonENC1102 - T R 7.30pm Summer BJuly 20th, 2016Othello: The Symbolism of the Handkerchief“To die upon a kiss” where Othello’s last words, after stabbing himself for having killed his own beloved wife out of jealousy (Shakespeare 853). But, why all of these deads had to happen because of a simple piece of linen? The handkerchief had very strong meaning and significance to Othello, Desdemona and even Iago. Othello’s first gift to his love Desdemona was that handkerchief. He treasured the piece of linen as a pass down gift of his dying mother to him. He says to Desdemona that and Egyptiansibyl, “sew'd the work; the worms were hallow'd that did breed the silk; and it was dyed in mummy which the skilful conserved of maidens' hearts”(Shakespeare 810). He truly believed that the handkerchief was magical and symbolized Desdemona’s fidelity. He says to her, “To 

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Summer
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EuniceHargett
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Shakespeare, Othello, Desdemona, handkerchief, Futurama, Geydis Cedeno

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