If you haven't read The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice by William Shakespeare yet, you are in for a crazy soap opera of lies and suspicion! Shakespeare delivers again with this masterful and tragic tale of lovers and traitors. In Othello, racism, jealousy, and prejudice all culminate with sorrow and murder. Captivate your students and keep them on track with this tricky plot!
After Cassio is demoted, Iago tells him to go ask Desdemona to talk to her husband on his behalf. Meanwhile, Iago lures Othello towards them from a distance and suggests that they are getting too close.
Iago nefariously lies. He says he heard Cassio, in his sleep, talking about being with Desdemona.
Iago has his wife steal Desdemona's handkerchief, and plants it in Cassio's room.