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Othello Collaborative Summaries

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Othello Collaborative Summaries Act 1 Iago and Roderigo expose a secret relationship to Brabantio between Othello (an Irish leader of the local Italian shoemaker’s union) and Desdemona (Brabantio’s Italian daughter). Brabantio becomes enraged at Othello. Upset about the relationship between Othello and Desdemona, Roderigo wishes that she loved him instead of Othello. Iago consoles him and agrees to help Roderigo exact revenge on Othello for both his lost promotion and his newfound love. Act 2 After the union workers strike is negotiated, all celebrate and Iago convinces Rodrigo to fight Cassio to make him loose his promotion. Iago gets Cassio drunk and Rodrigo provokes him into a fist fight right before Othello enters. Cassio is demoted, and Iago tells him to ask Desdemona for help. Act 3 Cassio petitions Desdemona to speak to Othello about Cassio receiving his job back. Iago plants doubts in Othello about Desdemona’s faithfulness. Emilia takes advantage of Desdemona
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Unformatted text preview: dropping her handkerchief by stealing it and giving it to Iago. Iago plants the handkerchief on Cassio to anger Othello and destroy his relationship with Desdemona. Act 4 Iago convinces Othello that Cassio has been talking about sleeping with Desdemona. Othello observes Iago talking to Cassio about Bianca, but thinks they are really talking about Desdemona. Othello sees Cassio with Desdemona’s handkerchief and decides to kill her. Iago convinces Roderigo to kill Cassio later that night. Desdemona becomes very depressed about Othello’s now hostile attitude towards her. Act 5 Othello kills Desdemona as revenge, but Emelia informs him Iago lied. Iago is then captured and questioned, but is silent. Othello is overcome by grief and regret; he then stabs himself and dies, along with other characters, leading up to the conclusion of the play....
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