I picked a passage from Desdemona, lines 1.3.208-218. In this passage, Desdemona is speaking to her father meticulously but also with a bit of pain. She is torn between her father, who provided life, and Othello, her new husband. I read the passage with intensity and no apprehension but I thought it was necessary to add some sadness because she is confronting her father about how she intends to live. Desdemona is not trying to yell at her father, but rather clearly inform him so the pace must be constant and direct. Inflection was needed when Desdemona is referring to her mother as an example of how she wants to behave. The inflection made Desdemona’s point more obvious and more personal to her own father.
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