Title Othello
Author William Shakespeare
Genre Tragedy
Setting The play begins in Venice then it is transitioned to Cyprus.
Characters Othello: Begins as a highly noted ranked army man then is denoted as his wife’s murderer when he is provoked by jealousy by Iago.Iago: The antagonist who provokes jealousy in Othello.Desdemona: Othello’s wife who is falsely accused of cheating on her husband.Cassio: The man who is accused of tampering with Othello’s marriage.
Point Of View Third Person Omniscient
Symbols Handkerchief: Represents the love that Othello has for Desdemona.
Narrative Techniques Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Opening/Closing Scenes The play opens when Iago has taken Roderigo to Brabantio’s home to tell him that his daughter Desdemona has escaped with Othello. The play closes where Desdemona, Emilia, Iago, and Othello lay dead on Othello’s bed after a gruesome massacre.
Plot Details The climax rises at a constant rate as Iago constantly manipulates Othello to believe that Desdemona is cheating. Once Iago convinces Othello of these false accusations, he kills Desdemona out of jealousy.
Topics Warfare
Themes Jealousy, Gender, Race, and Hate