Act 4 Scene 2
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Certainly, it is painful to see Desdemona try to understand her husband's fury. Othello goes on about deceit and sexual indiscretion. Poor Desdemona can only say, "Alas, what ignorant sin have I committed?" Othello calls her a strumpet (prostitute) and Desdemona protests her virtue,
No, as I am a Christian.
If to preserve this vessel for my lord
From any other foul unlawful touch
Be not to be a strumpet, I am none.
Indeed, Desdimona is virtuous which makes this scene all the more harder to bear.