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Betrayal and manipulation lie at the heart of Othello. Keep up with all the crosses and double-crosses of this tragic play with the CliffsNotes version of the play, which will help you form your own opinions about Iago's schemes, Othello's motives, and Desdemona's loyalty.
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One of the most often staged of all of Shakespeare's plays, Othello is a tale of love and betrayal, secrets, passions, and intrigue. Psychology and wit pit strength and virtue against jealousy and evil agendas. The results leave no winners, only tragedy in the lives of the jealous Moor, Othello, and his wife, Desdemona.
1372686 Includes bibliographical references and (p. -95) index.
About the Author
is a Doctoral Candidate in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies at Monash University in Australia and has taught high school English for 18 years.
Gary Carey has been in the publishing profession for over 25 years and continues to edit on a freelance basis.
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Life and Background of the Author.
Introduction to the Play.
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