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Othello was written in 1608 by William Shakespeare.

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Othello was written in 1608 by William Shakespeare, He wrote other tragic plays like Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet and King Lear. The story of Othello is about a Moor, Othello whom falls in love with Desdemona. In the play there is a ruthless conspirer called Iago who is jealous of Othello. Cassio, Othello's best mate got the job as lieutenant. Iago then lies to Othello that Cassio and Desdemona are having an affair and makes him believe it is true. This then causes Othello to become suspicious and ends up murdering his wife in the end of the play for having an affair. In Act 3 Scene 3 the scene shows us how Iago makes Othello change from being loving and being trustworthy over Desdemona at the start and then how he changed into hating her and not trusting her at all. Iago does this by creating suspicion to Othello telling him that Desdemona is secretly talking to Cassio. ...read more.


Iago then uses this as his proof and points out to Othello that he saw Cassio wiping his beard with the handkerchief "...did I not see Cassio wipe his beard with...". At this stage Othello to become more and more angry and left feeling betrayed by his wife. Iago play's a big role in Act 3 Scene 3, his role is to seek revenge on Othello. His plan is to make Othello hate his wife Desdemona. The impression of Iago to the readers is very sad because he is manipulating everyone and he convinces Othello that his wife Desdeomona is having an affair with Cassio. The theme that relates to Iago is EVIL as he maked Othello kill his wife with false accusations. Iago uses Roderigo for money he does this by persuading Roderigo whom is in love with Desdemona that he can get them together. ...read more.


The readers view on Othello is very sad because he is being misled by Iago and the themes that relate to Othello are jealousy of his own wife and suspiciousness of her. In Act 3 Scene 3 Desdemona plays an important character. In the scene we see how Othello reacts to Desdemona who has not committed a crime harshly. Othello reacts harshly towards her by slapping her in front of everyone he does this because he has been fed false stories about her and Cassio having an affair by Iago. Desdemona gets very upset and heartbroken that Othello is treating her badly and wants to know what is wrong, she tries to understand Othello but keeps getting pushed away leaving her to feel like an outsider. At this point the audience reacts to her very sympathetically because she did not commit a crime but her husband Othello is judging her. The themes which also relate to her is sad and evilness which is being put on her. ...read more.

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