Desdemona has been emotionally and even physically abused by her
EMILIA How goes it now? he looks gentler than he did.
DESDEMONA He says he will return incontinent:
He hath commanded me to go to bed,
And bade me to dismiss you.
EMILIA Dismiss me!
DESDEMONA It was his bidding: therefore, good Emilia,.
Give me my nightly wearing, and adieu:
We must not now displease him.
EMILIA I would you had never seen him!
DESDEMONA So would not I my love doth so approve him,
That even his stubbornness, his cheques, his frowns--
Prithee, unpin me,--have grace and favour in them.
EMILIA I have laid those sheets you bade me on the bed.
DESDEMONA All's one. Good faith, how foolish are our minds!
If I do die before thee prithee, shroud me
In one of those same sheets.
EMILIA Come, come you talk.
DESDEMONA My mother had a maid call'd Barbara:
She was in love, and
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