Updated: 6/29/2020

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  • Desdemona cheated on you with Cassio
  • Othello is a Moorish prince living in Venice, as an ambassador of the Moors. After time in Venice, Othello is appointed general in the Venetian Army.
  • Othello and Desdemona marry and attempt to build a life together, despite their differences in age, raceand experience.
  • Their marriage is sabotaged by Lago, Lago tell the audience his scheme and gradually insinuates toOthello that Desdemona is unfaithful.
  • Othello kneels with Lago and vows not to change course until he has achieved bloody revenge.
  • Lago plants Desdemona's handkerchief in Cassio's room and later arranges a conversation with himwhich Othello watches to see as 'proof' that Desdemona cheated on him with Cassio.
  • Lago (unsuccessfully) tries to kill Cassio, while Othellosmothers Desdemona with a pillow. Emelia tellsOthello of Lago's lies, then Othello kills himself with guilt.