Othello, By William Shakespeare

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Othello by William Shakespeare is a tragedy that follows “the Moor of Venice.” The opening scene shows us two men talking about the Moor, who we later discover is Othello. Othello, a black man, married a Senators daughter. After much disputing, the Senator brought this to the attention of the Duke and the other Senators. The Duke sees nothing wrong with the situation and actually sends Othello, Desdemona, and his newly appointed lieutenant Cassio to Cyprus in aid against the Turks. Iago then plots against Othello and Cassio, to acquire Cassio’s job that he feels he should have had in the first place. While in Cyrpus, Iago then puts his plans into action. He gets Cassio drunk and consequently fired, then Iago convinces Othello that Desdemona was cheating on him. This drives Othello made, pushing him to his breaking point which leads to him killing Desdemona. In the end Desdemona, her servant, Othello, and Iago all die, leaving Cassio in charge of everything in Cyprus. First, with this play it is already evident that there will be elements of drama. Throughout this tragedy, Othello showcases examples of a foil, verbal irony, and asides. Personally, I feel that Emilia and Desdemona are a foil. Emilia is the older, more experiences woman who has been hardened by her previous experiences with love. Then on the other hand, there is Desdemona. She is this naive young woman, who believes that love will conquer all. The two have completely different attitudes towards men. Nearing
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