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Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 2, Scene 1 Summary

Ann-Marie MacDonald
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Act 2, Scene 1 Summary

Iago and Othello repeat the prior rendition of the 'handkerchief scene'—at a critical moment, however, Constance strangely steps out from behind a prop and pulls the critical handkerchief from the treacherous Iago's pocket. Othello quickly realizes he has been manipulated and duped and, in anger, binds Iago. He then loudly and extensively praises Constance's wisdom, apparently unconcerned that she is a complete stranger. Desdemona then enters and Othello explains to her the entire situation. Desdemona likewise greatly praises Constance's knowledge, wisdom, and godliness. Othello drags Iago away as Desdemona exclaims that the virginal vegetarian Constance is the archetype of an oracular woman.

Desdemona urges Constance to study violence and become a warrior. Constance confides that she is furtively called 'the mouse' at the university; Desdemona decries the appellation as entirely unfair and urges Constance to learn to kill. Constance demurs but is notably...

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