Short Speech About Othello

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Hello ladies and gentlemen today I will be talking to you about a play written by the Bard of Avon William Shakespeare, this play is about Othello the moor of Venice who is a general of the army who has selected a man by the name of Cassio to be his lieutenant and in which causes a man called Iago who wanted to be Othello’s lieutenant to go whispering in the night to Brabantio who is Desdemona’s father, Desdemona is Othello wife and they eloped in the middle of the night together without the consent of Brabantio. There is also another man involved and his name is Roderigo who lusts over Desdemona and temps Iago with his abhor against Othello, Roderigo is able to manipulate Iago using his hatred for Othello and pays him to spread rumours that…show more content…
However Iago does not express his feelings of discontent to Othello but just says “tis the curse of service” and then continues to talk about how it was a mistake to make Cassio his Lieutenant and latter says “in compliment extern, tis not long after but I will wear my heart upon my sleeve for the daws to peck at: I am not what I am” this entire line can be interpreted as, “ if I were to be so foolish as to show my true feelings and intentions to the world, then I might as well wear my heart in my sleeve for daws to peck at”. Iago continues to say that Othello has seen his worth in the battlefield multiple times. This is when Iago and Roderigo go and rouse Desdemona’s father Brabantio. Iago and Roderigo awake Brabantio and Iago says to Brabantio “’zounds, sir, you’ve been robb’d: for shame, put on your gown: your hear is bust, you have lost half your soul; even now, now, very now an old black ram is topping your white ewe. Arise, arise; awake the snoring citizens with the bell or else the devil will make a grandsire of you: arise I say” in this long winded sentence Iago is just repeating that Brabantio has had something stolen from him and you can interpret from the half your soul is lost you can say that it is his daughter that has gone missing, taken from him by the devil and the proclaimed devil that stole his daughter is
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