The play starts in Venice. Othello,a moorish general secretly marries Desdemona, daughter of Brabantio (a nobleman). However, due to Othello's race and a racist era, Brabantio disapproves of the marriage and consults the Duke. The duke in return stating that acceptance would be the easiest option.
Othello and Desdemona proceed to build up a life together. However a jealous friend Iago is determined to sabotage their relationship. As he is envious of Cassio's title, he manipulates Cassio into drinking and hurting Roderigo. Othello then strips Cassio of his title making Iago replace him. Iago then proceeds with his devilish plans by manipulating Othello into thinking that Desdemona is cheating on him with Cassio.
Othello is sent to defend the island of Cyprus from Turkish invaders, travelling first, then followed by Desdemona. However, an evil Iago is set to continue his plan to split up the couple. He intends to frame Cassio, and manipulatively convinces Othello that Desdemona is sleeping with him.
Iago secretly plants Desdemona's handkerchief in Cassio's room to make it seem that the two have been sleeping together. Othello finally believes Iago vowing that he will not stop until he has had his revenge.
Othello takes his revenge by killing Desdemona by smothering her with a pillow , and Iago attempts to kill Cassio. However, Emilia, Iago's wife,exposes his plan.
Othello kills himself in return for his injustice towards Desdemona. Iago then getstaken away to get punished and tortured for his wrong doings. THE END