The play takes place in Cyprus. The Moorish General, Othello, Secretly marries Desdemona, a nobles man daughter. Othello chooses Cassio over Lago as a lieutenant. This led to Lago becoming hostile to Othello.
Othello and Desdemona are attempting to build a life together. However their relationship is sabotaged by Lago when he tries to get Othello to believe Desdemona is having an affair.
Othello is sent to defend the Island of Cyprus from Turkish Invaders. Lago has plans to split up Desdemona and Othello. Also has other plans to get Cassio fired from his position as a lieutenant.
Lago plants a handkerchief of Desdemona's in Cassios room to make it appear that the two have been together. Othello finally believes Lago and we see Othello transfer from a hero to a villain, Othello wants revenge.
Othello comes into the bedroom and has plans to kill Desdemona, She tries to run away but fails. However, Emilia, Lagos wife exposes his plan.
Othello realizes what sin he has committed and kills himself. Lago stabs Emilia and she dies, Lago is taken away and sent to prison for what he did.