Othello is a tragedy with jealousy and betrayal being its main themes. Desdemona and Othello have married each other in secret and this upsets Roderigo. Iago, Othello’s ensign, is furious and hates Othello for recruiting Michael Cassio above him. He decides to use Roderigo to get his revenge on the Moor of Venice. He convinces Roderigo to tell Desdemona’s father, Brabantio, about her elopement and goes away to warn Othello that Brabantio is coming after him. Iago then causes misunderstanding between Othello and Cassio by making him think that Desdemona and Cassio are having an affair. Jealousy takes over Othello, who is madly in love with Desdemona. Will Othello be able to confront his love without causing any harm to both of them?
About William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright and writer. Best remembered for his plays, he is called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". Shakespeare's plays have been adapted into several movies, and they are enacted in theaters around the world even to this day, centuries after his death. His works came to the spotlight in the Nineteenth century and he was idolized by the Romantics. A prolific writer and poet, he is also known for his poems, mainly the sonnets.