Othello: Act 3 scene 4

“To tell you where he lodges is to tell you where I lie”- clown The provides some contrasting comic relief. Taking words only at face value. He speaks in puns. Sense of dramatic irony. Clown knows more then Desdemona. Sinister.
“Where should I lose that handkerchief, Emilia?”- Desdemona Desdemona has an underlying worry, the loss of the handkerchief. But Emilia who does know what happened to it, does not tell her.
“I know not, madam”- Emilia Sense of secretary. The betrayal.
“Drew all such humours from him”- Desdemona She puts her faith in Othello stating that his emotions don’t contain jealously.
“Hot, hot and moist”- Othello Too sexually charged. No more poetic language. Looking for reasons of doubt.
“That’s a fault. That handkerchief did an Egyptian to my mother give”- Othello Egyptian gave it to his mother. Othello almost slips into his storey telling. He knows what Desdemona is doing.
“I say it is not lost”- Desdemona Poignant moment in the play. She won’t admit that it is lost, feeds into Iago’s plan. She lies to him.
“Fetch me the handkerchief. My mind misgives” Othello Believes Desdemona has been unfaithful.
“The handkerchief”- Othello Painful to watch. Sharp sense of dramatic irony. Strings being pulled by Iago. Obsessed with the handkerchief.
“They eat us hungerly, and when they are full, they belch us”- Emilia Women feed men’s desires. Sexual undertone. Iago’s treatment of Emilia is reflected.
“My lord is not my lord;nor should I know him”- Desdemona Naive. Knows that Othello has changed.
“I was- unhandsome warrior as I am-“ Contrast to ‘fair warrior’ quote.
”’Tis a monster/Begot upon itself, born on itself”- Emilia Similar to green eyed monster image.
” This is some token from a newer friend”- Bianca Jealous that Cassio has been spending his time with someone else. She is a prostitute.
“I know not neither; I found it in my chamber”- Cassio Doesn’t know how the handkerchief got their.

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