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By William Shakespeare

In Othello, Shakespeare creates robust drama from a wedding among the unique Moor Othello and the Venetian woman Desdemona that starts with elopement and mutual devotion and ends with jealous rage and dying. Shakespeare builds many variations into his hero and heroine, together with race, age, and cultural heritage. but such a lot readers and audiences think the couple’s robust love may conquer those transformations have been it now not for Iago, who units out to ruin Othello. Iago’s fake insinuations approximately Desdemona’s infidelity draw Othello into his schemes, and Desdemona is subjected to Othello’s frightening verbal and actual assaults.

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