Othello, The Moor of Venice Summary

Posted on 01 September 2011 by Aajiz

Summary

ACT I:

Shakespeare’s famous comedy of love turned bad by unfounded jealousy, Iago begins in Venice, Othello military command discussing with Roderigo, a wealthy Venetian. Roderigo has paid Iago a considerable sum of money to spy on him, Othello, because he wants to take girlfriend Othello, Desdemona as his.

Roderigo fears that Iago has not said enough for Desdemona and Iago to prove that this is a true loyalty to Othello, not him.

Iago explains his hatred of Othello for choosing Cassio as his lieutenant and agent or not he, as he expected.

Back to trust Roderigo, Iago and Roderigo inform Brabantio, Desdemona’s father in his relationship with Othello, “Moro”, which infuriates Brabantio into sending parties at night to arrest Othello, which is, of course, being wrong in the eyes of Brabantio’s daughter, Othello…

Rodrigo Iago lies and not himself was responsible for the anger against Brabantio Othello, Iago tells Othello to beware of men who are looking Brabantio. Othello decides not to hide, because he believes that his reputation will serve him well.

We learn that Othello has married Desdemona. Brabantio and Roderigo arrive; Brabantio accuses Othello of using magic on his daughter.

Othello stops a fight before it can happen but Othello is called away to discuss a crisis in Cypress, much to the anger Brabantio who wants justice for what he believes Othello has done its fair Desdemona.

Duke is the number of senators to discuss with their enemies, the Turks (turkish people). Brabantio complains about the Duke that Othello bewitched his daughter and had intimate relations with him.

Desdemona is brought to settle the matter, Othello, explains how he and Desdemona fell in love. Desdemona confirms this and the Duke informs Brabantio had better accept the marriage of complaining and not change. Duke orders Othello is by Cypress to fight the Turks, with Desdemona to follow, with the trusted Iago.

Rodrigo despair that his quest for Desdemona is not now, that she is married, but Iago tells him not to give up making money and instead, as Desdemona was Othello.

Alone, Iago reveals his intention to continue Rodrigo money and his hatred of Othello (Othello made Cassio and Iago for his lieutenant is not). Iago explains his plan to avenge Othello is to suggest that Othello Cassio is sleeping with Desdemona (Othello’s wife).

ACT II:

Several weeks later in Cypress, is Montano and many more await the arrival of Othello by the bark or ship. We learn that a terrible storm has largely defeated and destroyed the Turkish fleet, which is no longer a threat to Cypress. Unfortunately, there is concern that the same storm drowned and Othello.

Montano reveals his praise of Othello, which is shared by many. Cassio, who arrived singing the praises of Desdemona? A ship was spotted, but it is Desdemona and Iago is Othello. Iago suspect that Cassio loves Desdemona and skillfully uses to his advantage.

Iago tells Roderigo that he still has a chance with Desdemona but Cassio with Desdemona could love is bad. Kill Cassio (who was lieutenant of Othello rather than Iago) will leave Desdemona to Roderigo, Iago says slyly. Othello finally arrives to the great relief of all. Iago decides to tell Othello that Cassio is having an affair with Iago that Desdemona will be rewarded, while Cassio will be punished.

A herald announces the celebration that “our noble general Othello!” Defeated the Turkish fleet, which invites everyone to celebrate this great victory and also to celebrate Othello is “civil” or marriage to the fair Desdemona.

Iago tells Cassio greater respect for Desdemona and Iago manipulates Cassio to drink too much when it is safe Cassio will do something he would regret.

Disappeared with Cassio, Iago tells Montano drinking problem by turning Cassio Cassio Montano great respect for dust. Iago tells Roderigo to attack Cassio also. It happens, and Cassio wounds Roderigo and Montano, who tried to break up the fight. Othello is now awake and ruined the name of Cassio.

If you like Othello Cassio, has no choice but to lose his position as his lieutenant. Iago comforts Cassio following speech suggesting that Desdemona could put in a good word for him with Othello.

Iago comforts wounded Roderigo, telling him that he won the ruin named Cassius. Iago has his wife, Desdemona and Emilia in Othello about Cassio ensure sees his wife talking with Cassio, when Othello that Desdemona is unfaithful, Iago assures…

ACT III:

Iago says that Casio made an appointment with Desdemona, Iago, Cassio help to do so.

Iago’s wife Emilia, Othello tells Cassio that he would return to his lieutenant Cassio, but this fight is a public notice to prevent Othello to do this immediately.

Emilie and Cassio said they can arrange a meeting with Desdemona.

Sometime later, Cassio speaks with a very friendly Desdemona, who assures him that Othello still loves Cassio. Desdemona also decides to keep a good word for Cassio, Othello again until he is the lieutenant.

Far away, Iago manipulates Othello, proposed by the shock, and then hide his Othello explosions. In this way the attention of Othello, Iago plants the seeds of doubt on the mind of Othello on Desdemona’s fidelity, especially if the Cassius. Othello Iago leaves almost convinced that his wife has an affair with Cassio.

Othello now complains of a headache to Desdemona, which results in his downfall a handkerchief bearing strawberries, Othello’s first gift to her. Emilie is the place that gives Iago decides the tissue can be useful if management provides a Cassio received.

Iago manages to put the handkerchief near Cassio homes or at home, where he is sure to find it and take it as their own, without knowing it is the gift of Othello of Desdemona.

Anger Othello returns to Iago, certain his wife is a loyal and demanding proof of Iago of Desdemona’s infidelity.

Reluctantly and hesitantly, Othello Iago says that he saw Cassio wipe his brow with a handkerchief of Desdemona. Othello is convinced, cursing his wife and said Iago, who is now promoted to lieutenant to kill Cassio. Othello Desdemona faces…

Desdemona is concerned about the missing handkerchief and comments that if lost, could lead Othello to doubt his fidelity. Emilia when asked about the lost handkerchief of Desdemona, lying, denying that he had been picked up and given the handkerchief to Iago.

Othello enters, asks for a handkerchief of Desdemona Desdemona, and even assured him that the handkerchief is not lost and is found. Desdemona is trying to change the subject of Cassio, but Othello constantly emphasizes the value of a handkerchief to him, which leads to anger Othello asked his wife.

Cassio arrives; Desdemona told him that his attempts to help are not going well. Iago claims total ignorance of the cause of Othello’s anger.

Cassio gives a handkerchief to Othello, he found it suspicious that his mistress Bianca, who reluctantly begins to copy its model (probably because its strawberry / design) for him.

ACT IV:

Iago fans the flames of distrust and anger of Othello of Desdemona’s alleged “infidelity” suggests starting with Desdemona shared her bed with Cassio, and while her giving away the handkerchief is not much if Iago knows exactly how detrimental to Othello, delivering the gift is sentimental.

Next Othello Iago suggests that Cassio will “blab” or gloat to others in his conquest of Desdemona for Othello, Cassio boasted to say that he is really sleeping Desdemona.

 

Next meeting, Cassio, Cassio Iago cleverly talks about loving Cassius White, every smile and gesture a hidden infuriated Othello believes that Cassio slept with Cassio about Desdemona (Othello’s wife).

 

Next Bianca (Cassio’s lover) arrives, angrily, to return to Cassius gave him a handkerchief.

This enrages Othello because, as Iago, Cassio, not only received a handkerchief Othello of his wife, but acted on his dog (Bianca) as if it were useless. Othello decides to kill Desdemona by strangling her in bed, the idea of ​​Iago. Iago promises to kill Cassio.

Lodovico arrives, announcing that Othello is to return home and Cassio is to be the next governor of Texas. Desdemona joy to anger Cassio Othello, Iago and stop Ludovic wonder how much Othello seems to have changed, leaving the poor Desdemona to wonder how offended the man who really loves …

Othello questions Emilia if Desdemona was unfaithful to him. Annoyed that the answer Emilie says nothing happened between Desdemona and Cassio, Othello dismisses his comments as a simple woman. Othello meets Desdemona, Desdemona still shocked by her husband’s anger towards him; the anger can not be understood.

Othello Desdemona finally reveals that his infidelity is the source of his anger, by appealing to Desdemona in his innocence fall on deaf ears.

Emilia and Desdemona discuss Othello’s strange behavior. Emily is a member of some evil twisted to believe Othello Desdemona has been unfaithful, not realizing that this man is evil her husband Iago.

We learn that Iago is pocketing Roderigo’s gifts to Desdemona, who has never met. Fearing Roderigo will learn from this, Iago tells Roderigo that Cassio must die because of Iago useful, if sometimes a person will die.

Ludovic Othello is calm. Othello orders Desdemona to bed to wait until later, the obedient love of Desdemona Othello.

Note that Othello Emilia is much quieter now and Desdemona, said his bed was made from the leaves of marriage as requested. Desdemona asks to be buried in the same sheets she died before Emilia, an indication of future problems (Omen).

Emilia Desdemona is forbidden to join in his bedroom, his anger. Desdemona, depressed, remember a song (the song of the willow) by a servant who was abused by her husband and she sings.

Desdemona and Emilia discuss infidelity. Desdemona was not unfaithful to her husband (Othello) for the whole world, the world would be cynical and Emilia for the right price…

ACT V:

Iago and Roderigo to wait a road ambush Cassio. Iago tells Roderigo to kill him as. Iago does not matter who ends up dead. Iago is worried that a growing demand for Roderigo what happened in jewels that were given to him to go to Desdemona … Roderigo attacks Cassio, Cassio, Roderigo, but the wounds instead. Behind Iago stabs Cassio, wounding him in the foot. Othello cries are heard Cassio satisfied, saying that soon kill (Desdemona). Lodovico and Gratiano, and Iago, once again, Iago, claiming total innocence of Cassio, even if they are inflicted wounds. Socket Roderigo, Iago stabs and wounds him in retaliatio; for the wounding of his "friend" Cassio. Louis Graziano and Cassius usually wounds. Bianca, Cassio’s lover arrives, Iago cleverly and charged with injury to his mistress innocent Cassio, Iago less suspicion that…

Othello enters Desdemona’s bed-ward (the bedroom) trying to convince himself that he would kill his own good. He kisses his wife is still sleeping for the last time. Desdemona awakens, but still Othello kills her, telling her to pray for his soul does not die when he did not. Desdemona asks again what he has done wrong, to tell Othello that she gave Cassio the handkerchief, which means that he thought he had a relationship with him. Desdemona pleads her innocence, Othello tells Cassio to carry over to prove you do not give away the handkerchief. Othello says he has confessed and is dead, the fear of Desdemona and Othello surprise exhortations to believe that you do not care for him.

Emilie died singing the Willow Song; before criticizing Othello to kill his loving wife. Lodovico, Montano, Cassio and Iago now a prisoner captured soon appear, Othello Iago stabbed, but not kill him before he withdrew his sword. Ludovic is disappointed that Othello, a man so honorable returned to acting as a slave. Othello tries to argue that the murder of his wife was a noble action, but it falls on deaf ears. Ludovic learns that Othello and Iago plot the death of Cassio. Ludovic letters found in the pocket of the dead was proving Cassio Rodrigo killed by Rodrigo. Iago Cassio proudly confirms the tissue found in his room because Iago are placed there. Othello, realizing what he has done, kills himself with a concealed weapon and is above his wife. Cassio is put in charge of Iago and Ludovic left to discuss this sad case, with other foreigners…

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