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Unformatted text preview: Song #4: Emilia tries to stand up for Desdemonas virtue and she tells the truth. For this act she is stabbed by Iago and dying she brings the willow image back and dies in song. Emilia feels partly responsible for taking her mistresss handkerchief and her husbands evil plotting. She dies almost in a state of repentance bidding farewell to Desdemona. The songs in Othello further explore the characters and their roles within the play. Iago is a master manipulator and uses song to further manipulate Cassio to join in his ploy against him in his drinking song. Desdemonas song is an accurate plea and lament for her innocence. Emilia, her mistress, still proclaims Desdemonas chasteness and her role as a servant is continued even to the point of her death song....
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