The Handkerchief in Othello by Shira Hollinger on Prezi

The connection of Love and magic throughout Othello makes the play more stimulating. Other stories from this period posses the same mystical belief. Dante’s inferno suggests levels of hell that have gruesome tortures. Sir Gaiwan and the Green Knight tell tales of magic, using magical items as tokens of love. Similar to the handkerchief in Othello this story uses a green girdle as a sign of temptation and love. Green symbolizing the magic armor worn by the mysterious Green knight. If the mysticism were not there then Othello would be a bit bland.

Othello Handkerchief Drawing Othello Handkerchief Symbol

I've linked a write up on the handkerchief in Othello from Shmoop below.

Desdemona and the Handkerchief in Othello Anonymous

The literary concept of an endowed object can weave a thread of narrative continuity throughout a trial and resonates in the mind of the judge or juror. In literature, an endowed object is a material object that reverberates with symbolic significance throughout the story. The object can develop the theme, character, and emotions. Examples include Cinderella’s glass slipper, the one-ring, the handkerchief in Othello, and the mocking jay pin from The Hunger Games. Endowed objects have been persuasive symbols in famous trials as well. Endowed objects include the glove in the O.J. Simpson murder trial and John Wilkes Booth’s boot in the conspiracy trial against Dr. Samuel Mudd.

There are two accounts of the handkerchief in Othello

'For an important discussion of the metaphoric significance of the handkerchief in Othello, see Lynda E. Boose, "Othello's Handkerchief: 'The Recognizance and Pledge of Love,' " ELR 5, 3 (Autumn 1975):360-74.

We are doing Shakespeare in class, and need to write an essay on the importance and symbolism of the handkerchief in Othello.
Abstract: The handkerchief in Othello has widely been assumed to be white

The handkerchief in Othello is a comparative bagatelle

Nowhere is this more apparent than in the example of the handkerchief in Othello

Handkerchief in Othello - Shmoop

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Shakespeare's Othello Act 3 Scene 4 - The Missing Handkerchief