Othello Act 1


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Act 1 Iago doesn't like Othello, because he has appointed a man, Cassio, with no war experiences over him. By using Roderigo's love for Desdemona, he tries to end Othello's marriage. So Iago tells Desdemona's father, Brabantio, that Othello and Desdemona are secretly married and Brabantio disapproves of the idea because he is of a different color and he thinks that Othello put her under a spell. Cassio comes to tell Othello that he is needed by the duke of Venice to fight against the Turks. Brabanito feels that it is important to mention this to the duke. At first, the duke was on Brabantio's side, until he found out that he is fighting with Othello. The duke gives Othello a chance to speak and tell his side of the story of how Desdemona fell in love with him. Brabantio loved hearing Othello's stories. It so happened that Desdemona over heard them and later would ask Othello to tell them again and that is how she fell in love with him. After Othello tells his side, later Desdemona enters and tells everyone that she loves Othello and cannot live without him. Hearing these stories changed Brabantio's mind and allows Othello to continue his duties with the duke.

Storyboard Text

  • Exposition
  • Othello secretly marries Desdemona.
  • Iago tells Desdemona's father, Brabantio, about the secret marriage and he does not approve, because of his color.
  • Conflict
  • Othello has to go help the duke of Venice in battle and at the same time Brabantio feels that Desdemona is under a spell.
  • Rising action
  • Climax
  • Othello tells everyone that he loves Desdemona and that she fell in love with him because of his stories.
  • Desdemona says that she loves Othello and is going to live with him, because she cannot live without him.
  • Falling Action
  • Resolution
  • Brabanito agrees with Desdemona's decision and allows the court to continue with their business.
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