Othello Movie Analysis

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In the city of Venice Iago , an ensign in the Venetian army, is furious about not getting the promotion for position of lieutenant, but it went to a soldier named Cassio.Iago thinks that Cassio is less capable of being a soldier than himself . Iago tells his friend, Rodrigo, a Venetian, he serves Othello, the Moor who is a general in the Venetian army .Iago knows that Othello has secretly married Desdemona, the daughter of a of nobleman Brabantio who is a senator and renowned citizen of Venice, whom Rodrigo loves Desdemona and asked her father’s hand in marriage which Iago is aware of. With Iago’s hatred towards Othello, he tells Rodrigo that he plans to use Othello for his own advantage.Iago manipulates Roderigo to tell Brabantino about his…show more content…
When they arrived to their destination they find that the storm has destroyed the Turkish fleet. Othello orders a celebration and heads to spend some alone time his wife. Once again Iago speaks to Roderigo ,convincing him that Desdemona will stay away from Othello as well as Cassio and that he should attack Cassio that night as he had planned. Iago convinces to let loose and drink, knowing his bad reaction to it. Iago heats up a fight between Roderigo and Cassio. The noise from the argument wakes up Othello and Iago fills him in on the fight that did not include himself. Cassio loses his reputation along with his rank. Iago tells Cassio to talk to Desdemona so she could vouch for him to Othello. Desdemona promises him that she would do everything in her power to restore Cassio’s rank. As Othello enters the chamber, Cassio leaves for he is scared of confrontation. Iago decides to play with Othello’s emotions by making the exit of Cassio seem guilty. Othello begins to believe that his wife is being unfaithful. Desdemona drops the handkerchief that was given to her by her husband on their honeymoon and it is found by Emilia who gives it
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