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Othello-Differences and similarities of the movie and play

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Othello/O Similarities The movie "O" starts off showing Odin receiving an award in front of the rest of the school for the most valuable basketball player. Odin then says that this would not be possible without his "go to guy" who Hugo believes will be him, due to the fact he has been in the basketball team for some time and has also known Odin for some time. Odin says his "go to guy" is another member of the basketball team which causes Hugo to feel very annoyed at this decision. This is a parallel between the book and the film, where the army is replaced with a basketball team. ...read more.


In the book Othello is in a respected post in the army, which gives him a lot of respect from the other soldiers. "Iam worth no worse a place" and "Forsooth, a great arithmetician. One Michael Cassio" These two quotes show that Iago believes he should have been awarded the promotion and he believes that Michael is good at the theory of war, but has no real experience in it. Slightly later in the movie Roger is persuaded by Hugo who is feeling angry with Odin, to phone Dessi's father and explain to him that Desi is seeing Odin. Hugo then tells Odin how angry he was when he saw Roger telling Desi's father, even though it was him who persuaded Roger to do so. ...read more.


Next in the film the basketball team are seen discussing tactics for their next game, when Odin is summoned to an office with the coach of the basketball team and the. Desi's father claims he has been told Odin forced himself upon Desi, due to the phone call from Roger. There is a similarity between the book and the film, except the basketball game is replace with a war. In the book Othello's advice is needed due to an emergency relating to Cyprus, but Brabantio who accuses Othello of having bewitched Desdemona intercepts Othello. "O thou foul thief, where hast thou stowed my daughter?" This quote shows Brabantio questioning Othello about his daughter. ...read more.

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