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Flashcards in Act 3, Scene 4 Deck (5)
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1

A3, S4: Desdemona: "And, but my noble Moor / Is true of mind, and made of no such baseness / As jealous creatures are"

Maybe referencing her other suitors, but this is obvious dramatic irony

2

A3, S4: Othello: "To lose, or give't away were such perdition / As nothing else could match"

Foreshadowing. This comes at the end of the speech about the backstory of the handkerchief so we are fully aware of its significance

3

A3, S4: Emilia: "Is not this man jealous?"

Speaking from experience - Iago has put her through this, so she is able to recognise it

4

A3, S4: Emilia: "'Tis not a year or two shows us a man. / They are all but stomachs, and we all but food; / They eat us hungerly, and when they are full, / They belch us"

Cynical view of love and marriage based on her own experience

5

A3, S4: Cassio: "Go to woman / Throw your vile guesses in the devil's mouth"

Makes Bianca do the work he wants her to, and speaks spitefully to her - dislikable