This summary of othello act 1 examines the opening scenes of the tragedy and establishes all of the key characters in this classic play a helpful summary of 'othello' act 1 search the site go. Othello, the moor, is with iago on another street in venice iago is going on about how he's murdered a lot of people, but he really doesn't like to do it, because he's such an upstanding guy. Summary act 4 scene 1 having told othello that he knows for a fact that cassio is in possession of desdemona's handkerchief, iago makes light of the situation, arguing that once ownership of the handkerchief changes hands from othello to desdemona that othello should be content to let the fate of the handkerchief lie entirely to desdemona's.
Othello: short plot summary the story of william shakespeare's othello is set in 16th-century venice and cyprus othello the moor, a noble black general in the venetian army, has secretly married a beautiful white woman called desdemona, the daughter of a prominent senator, brabantio. Act 1 the play opens in venice, italy, at night iago, general othello's ensign, and roderigo, who is in love with desdemona, are on the street outside of the home of brabantio, desdemona's father. Othello study guide contains a biography of william shakespeare, literature essays, a complete e-text, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. Othello says he has a headache, and desdemona offers him her handkerchief, but othello pushes it aside and it drops to the floor emilia picks up the handkerchief secretly, and gives it to iago she reveals that iago has been asking her to steal it.
Act 1, scene 1 othello and desdemonia are married takes place in venice starts in the middle of an argument between roderigo and iago iago has been passed over. Here is a brief plot summary of othello: in the opening scene, iago complains to roderigo that othello, his commander, has passed him over to promote the handsome young cassio to be his lieutenant. Othello and desdemona continue to act out their love for each other in front of all yet in commenting that he could happily die at this moment, othello unwittingly adds a dark tone to the love he shares with desdemona. Find helpful summaries and analyses for every chapter in wiliam shakespeare's othello explore studypool's library of literature materials, including documents and q&a discussions othello act 5 scene 1 summary - studypool.
Othello summary provides a quick review of the play's plot including every important action in the play othello summary is divided by the five acts of the play and is an an ideal introduction before reading the original text. Act iv, scene i: cyprus before the castle summary othello is trying, even after swearing that desdemona was unfaithful, not to condemn her too harshly he is talking with iago about the handkerchief still, and its significance in being found but, soon, iago whips othello into an even greater fury through mere insinuation, and othello takes the bait. Play summary bookmark this page manage my reading list it is in the early hours of the morning, and two men — roderigo, a young gentleman and former suitor of senator brabantio's daughter desdemona, and iago, an ensign who claims to have been passed over for promotion by othello — are outside senator brabantio's house to tell him the news.
This feature is not available right now please try again later. Act iii, scene i: before the castle summary the third act begins with a bit of comic relief a clown is mincing words with a few musicians, then has a little wordplay with cassio, who bids the clown to go and see if desdemona will speak with him. Cassio's relative restraint, despite having been wounded by roderigo and iago and mistrusted by othello, reveals his strength of character, which contrasts with iago's increasingly sadistic malice as the extent of his plot is revealed. Othello tells emilia to summon desdemona, implying while emilia is gone that she is a bawd, or female pimp act 4 scene 3 after dinner, othello proposes to walk with lodovico, and sends desdemona to bed, telling her that he will be with her shortly and that she should dismiss emilia.
Summary on a street in venice, there is an argument between roderigo, a nobleman, and iago, an ancient (captain) in the defense forces roderigo, in love with the noble lady desdemona, has paid large sums of money to iago, on the understanding that iago would give her gifts from him and praise him to her. Summary cassio meets with a group of musicians and a clown (a countryman) whom he sends to find emilia iago sends emilia out to speak with him, and she reports that desdemona and othello are discussing the events of last night.
(to himself) i've rubbed this young pimple until he's ready to pop, and now he's angry whether he kills cassio, or cassio kills him, or they kill each other, it all works in my favor. Act i, scene i: venice a street summary othello begins in the city of venice, at night roderigo is having a discussion with iago, who is bitter about being passed up for a military post. Iago takes the chance to leave in order to keep his plot against othello secret the language of dreams plays into the theme of appearance vs reality as does iago's slipping away without giving away his identity, so he can continue to plot against othello. Plot summary of and introduction to william shakespeare's play othello, with links to online texts, digital images, and other resources.