Othello - Act 4, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 4, Scene 2 Summary

Othello and Emilia are talking. He asks her if she has seen Desdemona with Cassio, or if she has left her mistress's side. She says she has not. She declares Desdemona to be a pure and faithful wife. Othello tells her to bring Desdemona to him. When Desdemona comes in, Othello finally accuses her outright of being unfaithful. She says over and over that she has been nothing but loyal to her husband. Othello clearly does not believe her. He leaves, ordering Emilia to stay with Desdemona.

The ladies discuss what just happened. Desdemona is stricken that her husband thinks her unfaithful. She tries to think of a way to assure him that her heart is entirely with him. She asks Emilia to make up her bed with her wedding sheets. Then she requests that Emilia call in Iago. She and Emilia explain to Iago...

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