In simple words, what is the plot of Othello?   im really stuck and confused please help

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The basic story is that Iago feels slighted that Othello chose Cassio to be his lieutenant and passed him over.  He resolves to destroy Othello and does so by convincing him that his wife, Desdemona, is cheating on him with Cassio.  This drives Othello crazy and he eventually kills Desdemona and then kills himself.

Iago uses Roderigo to do his dirty work and eventually get killed for it.  Cassio is a loyal lieutenant but Othello is convinced that he is sleeping with his wife.  Iago has convinced everyone to think the way he wants them to and is a pro at manipulating others.

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