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Many consider William Shakespeare Englands foremost dramatic poet William Shakespeare used existing stories as a basis for many of his plays For example Shakespeares Othello was based on a tale in Cinthios Hecatommithi UN Captitano Moro In Shakespeares version of this play he stressed the drama in many ways Shakespeare also significantly changed the storys ending from the original He emphasized the qualities of love revenge and despair William Shakespeares Henry V was not considered to be one of his better plays it actually was the final installment of three preceding plays Richard II and Henry IV parts I and II all lead the reader to the plot of Henry V Henry V was first performed in 1599 at the Globe Theater William Shakespeare had already written Richard II 1593 Richard III 1594 and Henry IV in three parts 1597-1958 Henry V completed a series of plays that covered English political history from 1398 to 1485 The preceding plays showed Henry when he was young They portrayed how members of the lower class always accompanied him Richard II and Henry IV depicted Henry as he learned to understand his common subjects and found his own sense of worth Many scenes from Henry V show Henrys merciful nature and his personal beliefs on religion and justice In many of William Shakespeares works he used analogous plot structure This technique involves placing two characters is the same situation but each character makes a different decision about the situation An example of analogous plot structure in Othello occurs when Iago lies to both Othello and Desdemona Iago in his anger for being passed up for promotion plans to destroy Othellos relationship with Desdemona He does this by telling Othello that Desdemona has been unfaithful to him with Cassio In accordance with this technique Othello becomes very distant from Desdemona after hearing these lies while remains calm and denies the false accusations Othello known for his bad
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