What is Desdemona's song about?

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Desdemona is preparing for bed, afraid that Othello is wrongly angry with her for being unfaithful. She sings "The Willow Song", a mournful folk ballad, in which a lady laments her lost love. Shakespeare changes the victim in the song from a man to a woman, making it more relevant to-Desdemona.

Why does Desdemona lie about the handkerchief? Othello enters and tells Desdemona to give him her hand. Othello's mother gave him the magic handkerchief on her deathbed, instructing him to give it to the woman he desired to marry. Desdemona is unsettled by the story and says that she has the handkerchief, but not with her. Othello does not believe-her.

What does Bianca handkerchief mean? The HandkerchiefThe object of Bianca's jealousy is a handkerchief given to Desdemona by her husband Othello. Little does Emilia know that Iago is planning to use it toframe Cassio and Desdemona as lovers. Iago plants the handkerchief in Cassio's quarters.

What does the handkerchief mean to Emilia? Emilia gave the handkerchief to Iago for the simplest of reasons: she didn't realize how important it was going to be, and he was her husband (and she wanted to please him). Iago convinces Othello thatCassio gave it to Bianca, which convinces him thatCassio and Desdemona are having an affair.