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Othello Plot o Path of tragic hero, Othello, and going from happy in love to a murderer Tragic flaw of jealousy and Iago’s manipulation o Several sub plots revolving around other character Exposition o Begins in streets of Venice Conflict o If affair is true or not o Iago wanting power   and playing/attempting to contro fate o Iago vs Cassio o Othello vs Desdemona o Iago vs Roderigo o Roderigo vs Othello Suspense Rising action Climax o Othello kneels down with Iago and vows not to change path until he has  attained a bloody payback Falling action o Iago plants kerchief
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o Iago tries to kill Cassio o Othello smothers Desdemona o Emilia exposes Iago’s deception and is killed by Iago o Othello commits suicide o Cassio is in charge of Iago who is taken away to suffer o Lodovico leaves for abroad to discuss matters Movement Setting o Begins in Venice o Goes to war against Turks o Returns o Majority at island of Cyprus o During war between Venice and Turkey (1499-1503) Theme/spine o Jealousy o Self-esteem o Reputation and Honor o Incompatibility of military heroism and love Extra Notes/Summary
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Act I o Roderigo (wealthy Venetian) pays Iago (soldier under Othello’s command) money to spy on Othello bc he wants Othello’s girlfriend, Desdemona o Iago still mad at Othello not choosing him as his officer or lieutenant as he had expected o The two men tell gf’s dad about relationship with Othello and Brabantio (father) becomes furious and sends search parties to apprehend Othello o Iago warns Othello even though he was involved – doesn’t mention his involvement o Othello marries Desdemona Father accuses him of using magic Othello must leave abruptly to discuss crisis in Cypress o Brabantio complains to Duke about situation Daughter confirms she is in love with Othello Duke tells Brabantio to forget it and accept the marriage o Duke orders Othello to fight the Turks with Desdemona and Iago tagging along o Rederigo is soon to give up hope on Desdemona but Iago tells him to hold on to his love temporarily o Iago, alone, reveals plan to continue using Roderigo for money and dislike of Othello for the position situation (put Cassio as lieutenant and not Iago)
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  • Spring '08
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  • Othello, Iago, Cassio, Othello Cassio

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