How does Emilia redeem herself in Othello?
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- How does Emilia redeem herself in Othello?
- Why doesn't Othello believe Emilia's claims?
- What effect do Emilia's cries have on Othello?
- How is Emilia being used in Othello?
- Is Emilia responsible for Desdemona's death?
- Why does Othello kill himself?
- What does Desdemona want Emilia to do if she dies?
- Does Desdemona cheat on Othello?
- Is Desdemona a virgin?
- What are Emilia's last words?
- Why did Othello send Emilia outside to guard the door?
- Why did Othello pay Emilia to fetch Iago?
- Why did Desdemona give the handkerchief to Othello?
- What happens in Act 4 Scene 2 of Othello?
How does Emilia redeem herself in Othello?
She redeems herself by revealing the real truth to the other characters and sacrificing her life so Desdemona won't be reminisced as a “whore,” but instead a wonderful person who was only faithful to one person; Othello.
Why doesn't Othello believe Emilia's claims?
Othello doesn't believe Emilia because he thinks she's not trustworthy. Desdemona tells him that she isn't a ***** and doesn't understand why he is acting this way.
What effect do Emilia's cries have on Othello?
Emilia's display of courage has a profound impact on Othello. He begins to believe that he murdered his love because of a lie, and it makes him throw himself on Desdemona's bed to roar in agony. Trying to recover himself, Othello declares "O, she was foul!" (5.2.
How is Emilia being used in Othello?
Emilia the Feminist Although Emilia was previously accused of having an affair with Othello, her actions throughout the play portray a loyal and honest woman. She is certainly loyal to Iago when she gives him Desdemona's handkerchief, despite her instinct to return it to Desdemona instead.
Is Emilia responsible for Desdemona's death?
Emilia is unwittingly responsible for Desdemona's death because she is naïve about her husband's actions; she is silent about the handkerchief and lacks courage to prove to Othello that Desdemona's is innocent. Desdemona's death is caused because Emilia is naive and has poor judgment of Iago.
Why does Othello kill himself?
Iago manipulates Othello into believing his wife Desdemona is unfaithful, stirring Othello's jealousy. Othello allows jealousy to consume him, murders Desdemona, and then kills himself.
What does Desdemona want Emilia to do if she dies?
What does Desdemona tell Emilia to do if she dies? ... Desdemona asks Emilia to shroud her in the bed sheets... "If I do die before, prithee shroud me in one of these same sheets" Emilia says she would cheat if the prize was the world...
Does Desdemona cheat on Othello?
Desdemona never cheats on Othello. She loves him and is faithful to him. Iago manipulates Othello through lies and innuendo into thinking that Desdemona is having an affair with Cassio.
Is Desdemona a virgin?
Bloom argues that Othello and Desdemona never had sex—that Desdemona actually dies a virgin. ... But Bloom argues that what makes Othello's jealousy so torturous is that the only way he can figure out if Desdemona is actually cheating with him or not is to have sex with her. If she's still a virgin, she's been faithful.
What are Emilia's last words?
Emilia, aware that she is near death, recalls Desdemona's prophetic "Willow Song," a bit of which she sings. She reaffirms the innocence of her mistress just before she dies and concludes: "She lov'd thee, cruel Moor" (249).
Why did Othello send Emilia outside to guard the door?
Othello sends Emilia outside to guard the door. Othello than says he could have handled any affliction but infidelity. Desdemona denies being unfaithful and asserts both her love and loyalty to Othello. But her denials only make Othello more angry—he calls her a whore, and, after giving Emilia money for guarding the door, storms out.
Why did Othello pay Emilia to fetch Iago?
By paying Emilia, Othello is implying that Desdemona is a whore whose time costs money. Desdemona asks Emilia to fetch Iago, whom Desdemona then questions about Othello 's behavior. Emilia thinks that it must be the doing of some "eternal villain" who is looking "to get some office" (4.2.135-136).
Why did Desdemona give the handkerchief to Othello?
Othello assumes that Emilia is helping Desdemona in her infidelity. Despite naively playing into Iago's hands earlier by giving him the handkerchief, Emilia shows her earnest loyalty to Desdemona. Emilia returns with Desdemona.
What happens in Act 4 Scene 2 of Othello?
Emilia returns with Desdemona. Othello sends Emilia outside to guard the door. Othello than says he could have handled any affliction but infidelity. Desdemona denies being unfaithful and asserts both her love and loyalty to Othello.