Why does Desdemona encourage Iago to share with her his “praise” for women? And what do you make of Iago’s comments in this scene about Emilia, Desdemona, and women in general? See lines 109-192 (pp 67-73).
At the end of this scene1, Act2, Iago presents Roderigo with the argument that Cassio and Desdemona are in love, that what appears to be “courtesy” (2.1.278) is, in fact, ”lechery” (2.1.279). What do you think of Iago’s argument? Is he just making it up? Is there a grain of truth in it? What actions of Cassio’s, earlier in the scene, lead Iago to suggest that there is something go on between him and Desdemona?