By William Shakespeare
In Othello, Shakespeare creates strong drama from a wedding among the unique Moor Othello and the Venetian girl Desdemona that starts with elopement and mutual devotion and ends with jealous rage and dying. Shakespeare builds many adjustments into his hero and heroine, together with race, age, and cultural historical past. but such a lot readers and audiences think the couple’s robust love may conquer those alterations have been it no longer for Iago, who units out to smash Othello. Iago’s fake insinuations approximately Desdemona’s infidelity draw Othello into his schemes, and Desdemona is subjected to Othello’s frightening verbal and actual assaults.
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