Othello protagonist and hero. A Christian Moor and the respected general of the armies of Venice. married to Desdemona. Iago twists his love for his wife, Desdemona, into a powerful and destructive jealousy. Commits suicide at the end of the play
Bianca A courtesan, or prostitute, in Cyprus.Her favorite customer is Cassio, who teases her with promises of marriage.
Iago Othello’s ensign (a job also known as an ancient or standard-bearer), and the villain of the play. he has been passed over for promotion to lieutenant, his motivations are never very clearly expressed and seem to originate in an obsessive, almost aesthetic delight in manipulation and destruction. Is married to Emilia and gets arrested in the end
Barbantio Desdemona’s father, a somewhat blustering and self-important Venetian senator. As a friend of Othello,he feels betrayed when the general marries his daughter in secret. Died from grief over daughter
Desdemona The daughter of the Venetian senator Brabantio. secretly married to Othello before the play begins. Othello kills her by smothering her with a pillow
roderigo A jealous suitor of Desdemona. pays Iago to help him win Desdemona’s hand. Repeatedly frustrated as Othello marries Desdemona and then takes her to Cyprus, heis ultimately desperate enough to agree to help Iago kill Cassio after Iago points out that Cassio is another potential rival for Desdemona. Iago kills him
Emilia wife of Iago. gets killed by Iago for selling him out. Iago believes she cheated on him, but she did not. Gives Iago Desdemona’s hanker-chief. Desdemona’s attendant
Cassio Othello’s lieutenant. is much resented by Iago. Truly devoted to Othello, he is extremely ashamed after being implicated in a drunken brawl on Cyprus and losing his place as lieutenant. Iago uses his youth, good looks, and friendship with Desdemona to play on Othello’s insecurities about Desdemona’s fidelity.
iago’s web roderigo, cassio, desdemona, emilia, and othello