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In Othello, where is Emilia's loyalty?  Explain!    

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Emilia also hints at her loyalty potentially being to her own self first (though she has played the game of the obedient wife throughout the majority of the play) in Act IV, scene iii.  She gives a very famous speech about wives and what the "owe" their husbands, and it exposes, I suspect, her true feelings about who she will ultimately protect when all the chips are down -- herself.

...Let husbands know

Their wives have sense like them:  they see and smell

And have their palates both for sweet and sour

As husbands have.

She certainly, it seems, feels free and able to speak her true mind in Desdemona's presence, unlike her behaviour with Iago.  So, I would say that she also feels a strong loyalty to Desdemona, and though it is too late to save her mistress, does indeed defend her name at...

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