Summarise the plot of Othello in bulllet points (write about 10-20 bullet points.)Thank you !

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lsumner | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Senior Educator

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The play begins on a street in Venice. There is an argument between Iago and Roderigo...

  • Roderigo is in love with Desdemona....
  • He has been paying Iago to help him win Desdemona...
  • Roderigo learns that Desdemona has just married Othello...
  • Iago and Roderigo go tell Brabanzio, Desdemona's father about the marriage...
  • Brabanio takes a group of men to confront Othello, believing Othello has used witchcraft to woo his daughter...
  • Othello has just been summoned by the Duke...
  • Othello and Desdemona confirm their marriage to her father...
  • They leave for Cyprus to handle a Turkish invasion...
  • Cassio fights in Cyprus and stabs the governor...thus losing his position as lieutenant...
  • Iago is jealous of Cassio, Othello's lieutenant because he believes that Cassio was assigned the job he should have had...
  • Iago plants seeds of distrust and suspicion in reference to Desdemona and Cassio...
  • Desdemona tries to save Cassio at Cassio's bidding...Cassio has been setup to do so at Iago's suggestion...
  • Seeing the two of them talking, Othello's suspicion grows...
  • Desdemona pleads for Cassio's reinstatement and Othello's suspicion is even more confirmed...
  • Iago plants Desdemona's handkerchief on Cassio...he tells Othello that Cassio was seen wiping his beard with this handkerchief that was Othello's gift to Desdemona...
  • Emilia found the handkerchief and gave it to Iago...Emilia is Iago's wife and Desdemona's servant girl...
  • Othello believes the worst and smothers Desdemona...
  • Emilia confesses that the handkerchief ordeal was a set-up by Iago...
  • Othello is regretful when he hears this...Then as he learns that he has been replaced by Cassio, Othello stabs himself...
  • Iago is arrested...
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xbbe | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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Could you only summarise the plot?

Thank you

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