In the final scene of Othello, where did Othello's knife come from?

Answer added in topic Literature.Stephanie Kaye Turner, Master's in Comparative Literature It's not a script flaw. After Othello kills himself, Cassio says "This did I fear, but thought he had no weapon." So the knife is a surprise to the characters on stage, too, but definitely planned by Shakespeare.Cassio's line probably inspired the interpretation in the film version starring Laurence Fishburne and Kenneth Branagh: Cassio secretly passes Othello the knife during the bedroom scene, so his line later becomes a lie.See question on Quora


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