In Act 4 Scene 1, Othello bemoans the loss of Desdemona and explains “the pity of it” to Iago? What does Othello feel is such a pity? What qualities of Desdemona’s are highlighted in this scene?

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"Hang her! I do but say what she is: so delicate with her needle: an admirable musician: O! she will sing the savageness out of a bear: of so high and plenteous wit and invention:--"

I'm not sure I understand your point here Jill.

Othello feels that "it's such a pity," so good and talented a wife, should also cuckold him.



My point? He asked which of her qualities are highlighted in the scene; we have needlework, musical ability, a beautiful voice, and a great wit. I believe Shakespeare speaks quite clearly there in his very own voice.