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Othello

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Eclipse

OTHELL-DELGUE

After strangling Desdemona, Othello says

Me thinks it should be now a huge eclipse
Of sun and moon, and th'affrightened globe
Should yawn at alteration (4.2.101-103)

What does Othello imply with these lines?

A

Desdemona's death is as horrific as a tragic act of nature.

B

Desdemona's death will not be noticed but yawned at (ignored).

C

Desdemona's death will lead to death of many in a domino effect.

D

Desdemona's death will be quickly forgotten, just like a bad storm.

E

Desdemona's death will cause the characters to return to Venice, where chaos does not reign.