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Othello

William Shakespeare

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Index

Plot

1

Characters

2

period and reason for writing

3

Curiosity

4

QUote

5

Plot's setting

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+ final surprise ๐Ÿ˜‰

Plot

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"Otello" is a tragedy by William Shakespeare that tells the story of the Moorish general, Otello, who is manipulated by his ensign, Iago, into believing that his wife, Desdemona, has been unfaithful. Iago's jealousy and deceit lead to a tragic chain of events, including Otello's eventual murder of Desdemona, followed by his own suicide upon realizing the truth.

Characters

Otello: The Moorish general of the Venetian army, deeply in love with his wife, Desdemona.

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Desdemona: Otello's wife, a noblewoman from Venice, known for her innocence and purity..

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Iago: Otello's ensign, who harbors deep resentment and jealousy towards both Otello and Cassio.

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Cassio: Otello's loyal lieutenant, who becomes a pawn in Iago's schemes.

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Emilia: Desdemona's maid and Iago's wife, unwittingly becomes entangled in Iago's treacherous plans.

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Characters

Roderigo: A foolish nobleman who is manipulated by Iago in his pursuit of Desdemona..

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Brabantio: Desdemona's father, who initially disapproves of her marriage to Otello.

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Lodovico: A Venetian nobleman who witnesses the tragic events unfold in Cyprus.

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Montano: The governor of Cyprus, who is injured in a fight provoked by Iago.

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Bianca: A courtesan in Cyprus who is in love with Cassio.

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Plot's setting

03

"Othello"is divided into five acts. Each act consists of multiple scenes that progress the narrative and develop the characters. The division into acts helps to structure the play and build tension leading to the tragic conclusion.

It is set primarily in Venice and Cyprus during the late 16th century. The exact age of Othello, the protagonist, is not specified in the play, but he is portrayed as a seasoned military leader, likely in his thirties or older..

Shakespeare wrote "Othello" around 1603-1604. The exact reasons for why he wrote it are not definitively known, but it was likely influenced by his interest in exploring themes of jealousy, betrayal, and race relations, as well as drawing from source material, such as Italian literature and historical events.

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Period and reason of writing

Curiosity

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"Othello" is one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies, known for its exploration of themes like jealousy, deception, and racial prejudice. The play is renowned for its complex characters and psychological depth, making it a timeless piece of literature that continues to captivate audiences and spark discussions about race, gender, and power.

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Quote

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"Excellent wretch! Perdition catch my soulBut I do love thee! And when I love thee not,Chaos is come again." - Othello, Act 3, Scene 3"

This quote is emotional because it captures Othello's intense love for Desdemona and the turmoil he experiences when he doubts her faithfulness. Othello expresses his deep affection for Desdemona, swearing that even if he were to stop loving her, it would bring chaos and damnation upon him. The emotional intensity of Othello's love and the fear of losing it make this quote poignant and powerful.

This quote is emotional because it captures Othello's intense love for Desdemona and the turmoil he experiences when he doubts her faithfulness. Othello expresses his deep affection for Desdemona, swearing that even if he were to stop loving her, it would bring chaos and damnation upon him. The emotional intensity of Othello's love and the fear of losing it make this quote poignant and powerful.

Pop Quiz!

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Who is killed by Othello?

Question 1 of 3

Desmodona

Iago

Roderigo

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DESMODONA

Where is the story set?

Question 2 of 3

Cyprus

Venice

Rome

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CYPRUS-VENICE

What literary genre is "Othello"?

Question 3 of 3

Comedy

Tragedy

Epic

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TRAGEDY

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