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  • Othello
  • Set primarily on Cyprus, Othello is the story of a man named Othello and his love of his wife, Desdemona, manipulated by the sociopath Iago the whole time.
  • Traits of Iago He is not trying to be malevolent in the sense of a conventional villain, but rather he values his own progress over that of anyone else. He seems to be able to turn off his emotions for manipulating someone, and turn them back on to seem innocent when others are around. As it turns out, killing Desdemona and Othello was simply a side effect of attempting to kill Cassio. He doesn't show remorse for their deaths, however, beyond being irritated that they died without killing Cassio too. He's a manipulative sociopath.
  • (i can't make him look devious)
  • Rising Conflict Through suggestion to Othello and planting of Desdemona's handkerchief, Iago incites Othello to have Cassio killed and smother Desdemona. Othello acts increasingly strange and aggressive around her, worrying her, although it takes her a bit too long to figure out what's going on.
  • Climax (the final song, the anger, the attack on cassio) The story reaches its climax as Desdemona prepares for bed, singing a fateful tune and being easily startled. Cassio is stabbed by roderigo, who is then stabbed by iago to "help" Cassio despite having been commisioned by iago to kill cassio.
  • Resolution (murder onwards) The story ends with Othello finally entering the bedroom, and informimg Desdemona of her fate. She is violently smothered, and dies. It is revealed to othello that Iago deceived him, and so Othello kills himself because he cannot bear what he has done.
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