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It has a sentimental value because it was the first gift Othello had ever given her. He also told her that it had been his mother's and that a magic spell had been woven into it. 2. Why does he demand to see the handkerchief when he already knows that Desdemona does not have it? Othello is angry and filled with jealousy. He knows the handkerchief is gone, but she still will not admit the loss. Desdemona's lies, though innocent, are still lies. T-10
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3. When Cassio asks Desdemona about his suit, what does she tell him? He needs to be patient because Othello is, for some reason, in a bad humor 4. What does Desdemona think is the cause of Othello's anger? What point does Emilia raise? Desdemona believes it is some problem of state. Emilia says, "Pray heaven it be.../...no jealous toy/ Concerning you." 5. State the two reasons Bianca is upset with Cassio. She says he has not been near her for a week. He then gives her the handkerchief he had found in his room. She is jealous because she believes the handkerchief is from a girlfriend. Act IV, Scene 1 1. lago tells Othello that Cassio has told him of his affair with Desdemona. He agitates Othello with lewd images. What is the result? Othello falls into some type of fit. 2. Cassio shows up at this point, and Iago tells him to come back later. How does Iago say he'll show Othello further proof? He tells Othello to hide himself. When Cassio arrives, lago will get him to repeat the story of the affair with Desdemona. 3. Iago plans to get Cassio talking about Bianca, so Othello will think Cassio is talking about Desdemona. What further information does Iago reveal about Bianca? Bianca, although she supports herself "by selling her desire" and beguiles many men, dotes on Cassio. The situation amuses Cassio. 4. How does Iago manage to get Cassio to talk about Bianca while Othello thinks he is talking about Desdemona? He tells Cassio, in effect, to keep after Desdemona so she will plead his case with Othello; then in a low voice he brings in Bianca's name and presumably Othello does not hear this. T-11
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5. What is the purpose of having Bianca show up at this point. She brings Desdemona's handkerchief back, and Othello recognizes it. Iago is able to show how little Cassio values "the foolish woman your wife" because Cassio gave his whore Bianca the handkerchief that Desdemona had given him. 6. Why does Othello say one moment that she is a sweet creature and, in another breath, talk of letting her rot? He is torn between love and hate. 7. What news does Lodovico bring from Venice? Othello is to return to Venice and leave Cassio in charge in Cyprus. 8. How does Desdemona react to the news? Still innocent as to what is happening, she is happy for everyone; Othello takes her happiness the wrong way. 9. After Othello slaps Desdemona in front of the guests, how does she react? Even in the face of this humiliation, she is composed, but she can not hold back her tears.
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