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In the drama Othello by William Shakespeare Othello the protagonist is a Moorish general in the Venetian army Othello marries Desdemona the daughter of Brabrantio without her fathers consent Desdemona proves her love for Othello to her father and Brabantio gives his consent Othello is sent to Cyprus to fight the Turks whose ships are destroyed on the journey to Cyprus While in Cyprus Iago tricks Othello into believing that Cassio Othellos lieutenant slept with Desdemona Iago hates Othello because Othello made Cassio his lieutenant instead of him Iago will do whatever he can to make Othello strip Cassio of his rank so that Othello will give it to him Othello wants Cassio and Desdemona dead So Othello kills Desdemona and Iago is sent to kill Cassio However Cassio lives and when Othello finds out the truth about the situation he is so distraught he kills himself Thus jealousy overwhelms him and forces him to believe that the only thing he can do is kill the woman that he loves He does this because he does not want her to betray another man Iago deserves most of the blame for all of this tragedy However Othello has to take some of the blame for allowing himself to let his distrust take over his thought process Then again Iago did cause Othello to think that Cassio and Desdemona had an affair Iago states about Cassio Liewith her on her what you willIV I 34 This however is a bold face lie to get Othello angry with Cassio The reason for this is Iago believes he should be Othellos lieutenant instead of Cassio In the opening scene Iago proclaims I follow him to serve my turn upon him I I 44 The only reason he is following Othello is to keep him close till he can become his Lieutenant Iago is a deceitful beguiling and hateful man who only hates Othello because he made Cassio his lieutenant
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