Othello, By William Shakespeare

896 Words Dec 6th, 2014 4 Pages
Othello by William Shakespeare tells the tragedy of Othello the Moor of Venetia and how one of his most loyal subordinates Iago betrays him, by making Othello believe that his wife Desdemona was being unfaithful with Othello’s Lieutenant Casino. Iago’s deception not only causes Othello to distrust his wife Desdemona, but it ultimately leads to the deaths of most characters in the play including Othello, and Desdemona. The Fourth act Second scene is mainly about Desdemona and Emilia talking about unfaithful women and if either one of them had being unfaithful to their husband. This dialogue between Desdemona and Emilia is important because the audience can connect to early events in the play and to a small degree the audience can make connections to Iago’s plan for Othello and what can be the future of Othello and Desdemona.
At the beginning of the scene Desdemona asks Emilia if she believes that there are women in the world that would cheat their husbands. Emilia responds that she believes that there are women in the world that have cheated their husbands. After hearing Emilia’s response Desdemona asks Emilia if she would ever cheat on her husband (Iago); before Emilia responds Desdemona’s question, Emilia ask Desdemona if she would commit such deed. Desdemona and Emilia respond to each other question by saying
“No, by this heavenly light!
“Nor I, neither, by this heavenly light”
When Desdemona and Emilia said this I believe that they are referring and swearing in the…
Open Document