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Othello (Act 1 Scene 1)

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Clifford Fang

on 20 November 2012

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Act 1, Scene 1 Othello Identify and Explain Table of Content Iago: Identify and Explain
Dramatic Techniques
Symbolism By : Clifford Fang, Jane Chen,
Barbara Au,
Anna Li
Saba Nassiri Married
Tried to Destroy Othello Roderigo: Dumb
Iago's Tool
Loves Desdemona Barbantio: Powerful
Desdemona's Father
Against the Marriage Between Othello and Desdemona Plot
Characters Plot Characters Argument between Roderigo and Iago
Iago expressed his hatred towards Othello
Iago successfully convinced Roderigo to wake Barbantio up
Iago and Roderigo told Barbantio about the marriage between Othello and Desdemona
Barbantio was really mad and wanted to punish Othello Dramatic Techniques The use of Dramatic techniques is to introduce the reader into the situation

Reveal to the readers the characteristics of Iago

Irony enables the audience to view how secretive Iago behaves but while knowing what the secrets are Theme Iago is jealous of Othello for all the power Othello has
Roderigo is jealous of Othello for having Desdemona
Othello is jealous of Cassio because he thought Cassio had sex with Desdemona Love & Jealousy Mood Serious
Hopelessly Setting Late Night
Quiet Symbolism "Your heart is burst, you have lost half your soul."
"An old black ram is tupping your white ewe."
"Or else the devil will make a grandsire of you." Timeline Happened right before the marriage of Othello and Desdemona
Fits perfectly into Iago's plan of ruining the marriage
Happened in late night
Showed how much Desdemona loves Othello If Othello is so powerful, why wouldn't Barbantio let him marry his daughter?
Would you help Iago if you were Roderigo?
If Othello trust Iago so much, why didn't he promote the 'Honest Iago'? Rhetorical & Literary Devices Quote: Wears out his time, much like his master's ass

Explanation: Iago uses a simile comparing the servants to donkey's to show the unfair treatment of servants. THE END
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