Othello Handkerchief quotes

[ACT 3, SCENE 4] Desdemona: Sure there’s some wonder in this handkerchief Desdemona shows that she understands the importance of the handkerchief to Othello
[ACT 3, SCENE 4] Cassio: Strike off this score of absence, sweet Bianca, (giving her Desdemona’s handkerchief) Here the purity of the handkerchief is diminished as it is given to a prostitute, it can be seen as a symbol of chastity given to someone who is the opposite
[ACT 4, SCENE 1] Iago: Yours, by this hand: and to see he prizes the foolish woman, your wife! She gave it to him, and he hath given it his wh*re Iago tells Othello that his handkerchief has been given to a Cassio and then to a prostitute, it has been tainted
[ACT 5, SCENE 2] Othello: By heaven, I saw my handkerchief in’s hand This is when Othello reveals to Desdemona that he found the handkerchief with Cassio

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