Act IV, Scene III-Detailed Summary of Othello: "Othello" by William Shakespeare

Detailed Summary Othello Act IV Scene III

Othello is walking when Desdemona reaches him. Othello, rather politely sends her to bed. He also asks her to dispatch her attendants and wait for him. Desdemona goes the bed. She is singing a song sung by a girl that married a psychic guy and she died later. Desdemona relates herself to that maid.

She also asks Emilia to make wrap her in her wedding dress if she dies that night. She says that it is the husbands that are responsible if their wives betray them. She also says that men make their wives betray them for several reasons which include betrayal on their own part, suspicion and undue restrictions and above all undue jealousy. Then she falls asleep.