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Comment on the feature of Othello which reminds one of a conventional morality play.  

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Shakespeare's Othello is a morality play in that its plot is similar to that of "The Garden of Eden" story in Genesis.  The parallels between characters and setting are unmistakable.  Desdemona, of course, plays the role of Eve; Othello is Adam; and Iago is the serpent, or devil.  Cyprus, of course, is the Garden of Eden, where God (the laws of Venice) has left the couple open to temptation.

At the heart of both morality plays are trust and faith in a higher power (God, love) and the sins of the flesh (jealousy, lust).  Iago plays the role of...

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