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Othello by William Shakespeare


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Othello by William Shakespeare

  1. 1. OTHELLO FULL TITLE: The Tragedy of Othello, The Moor of Venice Written by: William Shakespeare
  2. 2. Tragedy
  3. 3. William Shakespeare Born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England Baptized on April 26, 1564 (unknown date of birth). Died on April 23, 1616 at the age of 52.
  4. 4. • regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist • called as England’s National Poet • coined as “Bard of Avon” • most popular playwright in England
  5. 5. • written comedy, history, tragedy and poetry • author of the famous tragedy playwright Romeo and Juliet, Anthony and Cleopatra and Julius Caesar
  6. 6. PLACE: Begins in Venice and in the island of Cyprus thereafter. TIME: Late sixteenth century, during the wars between Venice and Turkey
  7. 7. Othello, Desdemona, Iago, Michael Cassio, Emilia, Roderigo, Bianca, Brabanzio, Duke of Venice, Montano, Lodovico, Graziano, Clown.
  8. 8. The play’s protagonist and hero. A Christian Moor and general of the armies of Venice, Othello is an eloquent and physically powerful figure, respected by all those around him. Othello
  9. 9. The daughter of the Venetian senator Brabanzio. Desdemona and Othello are secretly married before the play begins. Pure, meek, self-possessed and determined. She is equally capable of defending her marriage, jesting bawdily with Iago, and responding with dignity to Othello’s incomprehensible jealousy. Desdemona
  10. 10. Othello’s ensign (a job also known as an ancient or standard-bearer), and the villain of the play. Iago is twenty-eight years old. Iago
  11. 11. Othello’s lieutenant. Cassio is a young and inexperienced soldier, whose high position is much resented by Iago. Truly devoted to Othello, Cassio is extremely ashamed after being implicated in a drunken brawl on Cyprus and losing his place as lieutenant. Iago uses Cassio’s youth, good looks, and friendship with Desdemona to play on Othello’s insecurities about Desdemona’s fidelity. Michael Cassio
  12. 12. Iago’s wife and Desdemona’s attendant. A cynical, worldly woman, she is deeply attached to her mistress and distrustful of her husband. Emilia
  13. 13. A jealous suitor of Desdemona. Young, rich, and foolish, Roderigo is convinced that if he gives Iago all of his money, Iago will help him win Desdemona’s hand. Repeatedly frustrated as Othello marries Desdemona and then takes her to Cyprus, Roderigo is ultimately desperate enough to agree to help Iago kill Cassio after Iago points out that Cassio is another potential rival for Desdemona. Roderigo
  14. 14. A courtesan, or prostitute, in Cyprus. Bianca’s favorite customer is Cassio, who teases her with promises of marriage. Bianca
  15. 15. Desdemona’s father, a somewhat blustering and selfimportant Venetian senator. As a friend of Othello, Brabanzio feels betrayed when the general marries his daughter in secret. Brabanzio
  16. 16. The official authority in Venice, the duke has great respect for Othello as a public and military servant. His primary role within the play is to reconcile Othello and Brabanzio to send Othello to Cyprus. Duke of Venice
  17. 17. The governor of Cyprus before Othello. We see him first in Act II, as he recounts the status of the war and awaits the Venetian ships. Montano
  18. 18. One of Brabanzio’s kinsmen, Lodovico acts as a messenger from Venice to Cyprus. He arrives in Cyprus in Act IV with letters announcing that Othello has been replaced by Cassio as governor. Lodovico
  19. 19. Brabanzio’s kinsman who accompanies Lodovico to Cyprus. Amidst the chaos of the final scene, Graziano mentions that Desdemona’s father has died. Graziano
  20. 20. Othello’s servant. Although the clown appears only in two short scenes, his appearances reflect and distort the action and words of the main plots. Clown
  21. 21. Exposition Rising Action Climax Falling Action Resolution
  22. 22. Exposition Othello and Desdemona marry and attempt to build a life together, despite their differences in age, race, and experience. Their marriage is sabotaged by the envious Iago, who convinces Othello that Desdemona is unfaithful.
  23. 23. Rising Action Iago tells the audience of his scheme, arranges for Cassio to lose his position as lieutenant, and gradually insinuates to Othello that Desdemona is unfaithful..
  24. 24. Climax The climax occurs at the end of Act III, scene iii, when Othello kneels with Iago and vows not to change course until he has achieved bloody revenge.
  25. 25. Falling Action Iago plants the handkerchief in Cassio’s room and later arranges a conversation with Cassio, which Othello watches and sees as “proof” that Cassio and Desdemona have slept together. Iago unsuccessfully attempts to kill Cassio, and Othello smothers Desdemona with a pillow. Emilia exposes Iago’s deceptions, Othello kills himself, and Iago is taken away to be tortured.
  26. 26. Resolution The intrigue of Othello is watching Iago work his manipulative magic. The deceptions grow, bit by bit, until Othello is quite ensnared by his own jealous thoughts. The plot thickens and thickens, and the complications twist and turn until we finally arrive at the psychological climax: Othello's declaration that he'll kill his wife. We chose this as the climax, rather than the actual killing, because we are building toward Iago's defeat of Othello's mind, not Othello's defeat of Desdemona's body.
  27. 27. Resolution (cont.) Minutes after she dies, Emilia figures out that Iago is responsible for the whole mess. When she shares this with Othello and his men, Iago kills her. Othello, broken by grief and guilt, stabs himself. Almost everyone dies.
  28. 28. The incompatibility of military heroism and love; the danger of isolation; jealousy.
  29. 29. You need to be able to trust your significant other and they need to be able to trust you. Who you put your trust in does matter, and if you don’t trust those who you’re closest to things can go wrong.
  30. 30. Love consumes all those who take part in it and in Othello’s case; his love for Desdemona has blinded him. And it gave Iago a chance to corrupt him so easily. The wicked emotion of jealously, not only resulted in the deaths of three of Othello's main characters, it caused the sudden deaths of innocent characters as well.
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  32. 32. OTHELLO Submitted by: Aguilar, Michael Bryan Balmeo, Jedrax Tampoco, Roniel Allan Vergara, Reniel Submitted to: Mrs.Emilia Closa Cantera- Hernandez