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OTHELLO

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Valentina Spadoni

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Transcript of OTHELLO

OTHELLO
Iago
DESDEMONA
EMILIA
CASSIO
Is an arab.
Is a successful professional soldier.
Married Desdemona and they're happy.


Is a beautiful and gentle woman.
Is the daughter of a member of the venetian
oligarchy.
Has exceptional education based on literature.
Is romantic, innocent and without prejudices.
Married Othello.
Is killed by Othello she will love him forever.
's mind is sick and disturbed
Is a vindictive man.
Doesn't search public glory, but revenge.
Doubts of his wife's faithfulness.
Has exceptional self-control
's skin is black
racism and prejudice
not for Dedemona
no scruples
insensitive
Kills Roderigo
Kills his wife
Fights against injustice.

Is lady-in-waiting to Desdemona.

Thanks to her, Othello can discover
the truth.
Is Othello lieutenant

Is a very good person

Is the stereotype of good soldier


principles
respect for Desdemona
loyalty to Othello
: A Venetian suitor of Desdemona

: Citizen of Cyprus.

: A courtesan (mistress to Cassio).
Roderigo
Montano
Bianca
Brabantio
:
Desdemona's father.
Lodovico
: Kinsman of Barbatio.
Gratiano
:
Brabantio's brother.
Othello starts in Venice, he goes to the island of Cyprus to fight against the turks.

Together with lieutenant Cassio, he would be followed by Desdemona
Othello has married Desdemona and dismisses Cassio with the help of Roderigo

THE PLOT
With the complicity of his unaware wife Emilia, Iago convinces Othello of Desdemona's betrayal.

Othello kills Desdemona.



Cassio takes Othello's place.
Iago is condemned to suffer torture.
Emilia reveals the truth and Iago kills her.
THE PLOT
Composition
1603-1604
It is based on the seventh short story of the " Hecatommith" by
Gian Battista Giraldi Cinthio (1565)
ORIGIN:
THEMES
Othello himself is at the centre of all the themes.



jealousy
: Othello's charateristics (passion and impusivity)

out when he becomes jealous .
love
: 1. Between Othello and Desdemona .

2. Between Desdemona and Emilia or
between Cassio and Othello.
By
Betti- Spadoni-Nako
THEMES
Revenge:
Animates all characters in their extreme action
honour
Othello's fall:
the contrast between the hero's apparent security and the sudden disaster.
Appearance:
Iago tries to create a wrong vision of reality.
Kills Desdemona for jealousy.
Is a romantic figure.
.
come
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