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Othello's curse of distrust (Act I & II).

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Gabriela Martinez

English 1B/ Mr. Dave Borror

Othello's curse of distrust (Act I & II)

This is a story about a love between a black man (Othello) and a white woman (

Desdemona). These two lovers marry and try to maintain their love for each other at all costs. This includes loving each other albeit without the father's (Brabantio) approval. This love turns sour because of the carefully choreographed vengeance that Iago had in store for Othello. This disdain comes into play when Othello chooses Cassio as the 2nd in chain of command over Iago.

Othello is a strong and skilled warrior in the art of war. He is admired for his courage yet he is so naive when it comes to matters of the heart. Othello is so easily manipulated by Iago's conniving ways. Iago manipulates everyone he must, in order to get whatever he wants. He's deceitful, cunning and thinks only of himself. Iago is a two-faced individual that pretends to be loyal to Othello while his treacherous actions prove otherwise.

As this drama unfolds, Iago uses Roderigo for his money and in the attack on Cassio.

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