William Shakespeare 's Play Othello

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Vonelle Robertson Professor Wells Com 2 December 3rd, 2014 Drama Research Paper Shakespeare’s Play Othello is one of the more notable plays produced during his playwright tenure, the play starts off with Othello who is a moor but the general of the Venetian Army. In this particular play Shakespeare placed several different themes throughout the play but two of the main themes were Love and Race. Othello is strong, confident man he is the head of one the most prestigious armies in all Europe. But with all that success Othello had envious people watching gain all this success, one of the people’s name is Iago who. The straw that finally broke the camel’s back is when Othello eloped with the beautiful Desdemona daughter of Venetian senator Brabantio. She disappoints her father by having wed the moor Othello and he disowns her for having done such a deed. Brabantio even said to Othello that Desdemona would betray him just like she betrayed her father. In fact, being that Othello was from a foreign land and he was dark skinned this angered Iago even more to the point that he concocted an elaborate story to break up Desdemona and Othello. Iago manipulated Othello into believing that his sweet, loving was an adulteress and has lain with none other than Michael Cassio. Othello has great love for Desdemona so when he hears this news he becomes enraged. Through all the adversity he has faced for marrying Desdemona, he was even accused by Brabantio of using trickery because he
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