William Shakespeare's Othello

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Othello is commonly referred' to as just Othello but the full name of the play is The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice. The tragedy of Othello is concise with Shakespeare’s other more popular works. Upon dissecting the play the most recognizable themes are the play’s complex and prevalent ambivalences of love and hate, jealousy, and perniciousness. Title and playwright “The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice is believed to have been based primarily on the Italian short story Un Capitano Moro ("A Moorish Captain") by Cinthio, a disciple of Boccaccio, first published in 1565. The plot from Cinthio's story is thought to have provided the backbone for Shakespeare's plot, although Shakespeare introduces some minor new characters (such as Brabantio and Roderigo) and other alterations for instance, in Cinthio's version, Iago's motive for revenge against Othello is that he formerly loved and was rejected by Desdemona. There are also similarities between Othello, "A Moorish Captain," and a story by the name of "The Three Apples" narrated by Scheherezade in the Thousand and One Nights. “ (wikipedia.org) (try using other site with purple background) Main characters/supporting characters Shakespeare centers the play around four main characters Othello (the Moor, protagonist, and general in the Venetian military, Desdemona (Brabantio's daughter and Othello's wife), Michael Cassio (Othello’s lieutenant), Iago (Antagonist, Othello's ensign, and Emilia's husband), and
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