How Does Shakespeare Present Desdemona's Relationship

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Shakespeare depicts the two women as sharing a close bond with one another. Their friendship builds throughout the play even with Emilia's act of betrayal. In act 4 scene 3, Desdemona reveals that her "mother had a maid called Barbary" who died singing the willow song (4.3, 25). Desdemona opens up to her Emilia about personal memories from her past. Sharing this recollection is not something two women would do unless they are friends. Having Desdemona share her personal memories further establishes the relationship with Emilia. In other words, Desdemona trusts Emilia enough to open up to her about the personal memories. Though Desdemona did this without knowing that Emilia betrayed
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