Othello Act 1

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  • Othello Act 1
  • OTHELLO Act 1
  • Setting
  • Roderigo, I will help, you I promise.
  • I'm sorry! I will undermine Othello, just wait.
  • I've given you time and money, what else will it take?
  • Rising Action
  • The evil Moore Othello has taken away your daughter behind your back, Barbanzio!
  • I will see Othello at once!
  • Act 1 of 5 in the Shakespeare play "Othello".
  • Climax
  • I swear I didn't do anything of the sort! I love Desdmona! We're married!
  • Don't be a fool! You used withcraft to influence my daughter to do things she would nomrally never even think of!
  • The setting of Act 1 takes place in Venice. It instantly envelops the reader in a conversation between Roderigo and Iago. It is made known to the reader that they (more Iago than Roderigo) have plans to bring down someone in power named Othello. Their conversation helps the reader catch up to what the current problem - Rodergio wishes to be with a woman named Desmonda, whom is already with Othello.
  • Falling Action
  • I did marry Othello, father. He is telling the truth!
  • The rising action results from the conversation between Roderigo and Iago. Roderigo and Iago tell Barbanzio that Othello has taken away his daughter by using magic to make her betray him. As a result, Barbanzio goes off to talk to the now distrusted Othello.
  • Conclusion
  • Now, to Cyprus! I will defeat anyone who stands in my way!
  • Once Barbanzio confronts Othello, he takes him to "court" under the accusation that he used witchcraft to take advantage of Desdmona. In the end, Barbanzio is driven by Iago to accuse Othello; Iago is the main reason that Othello was taken to court.
  • Desdmona backs up Othello's claim of marriage. This changes Barbaznio's whole perspective towards the issue. He realizes that Desdmona and Othello truly love eachother and that Othello would never submit to using witchcraft.
  • If you say so Desdmona, I trust you and Othello and commend you for your loyalty to him.
  • Othello must now fight the Turks that approach Cyprus. Desdmona accompanies him on his journey. Roderigo sees his opportunities for love with Desdmona shrinking, until Iago comes up with another devious plan in Act 2.
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