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Movie Summary: 'Othello' (1995)
The movie ‘Othello” by Oliver Parker is based on the play written by William Shakespeare. It displays that Othello has married his lover Desdemona and their marriage is kept secret. Othello is on the Island of Cyprus to fight a war against Turkish. Furthermore, Cassio is shown as his faithful friend who accompanies Othello in the battle. In the movie, it can be seen that Desdemona is also with him and she is leading Othello's men in celebrations. The fourth main character of the movie is Iago, another friend of Othello who is jealous of Othello's life and Cassio's leading position in the army. With his cunning mind, he plans to ruin Othello's life. He manipulates Othello's mind that his beloved wife is having an affair with Cassio. Then, he plants events that Othello finally believes his story. In the end, he kills his loving wife and Emilia (Iago's wife) sees it. She tells the truth to Othello but it is too late to realize it. Othello tries to take revenge and he stabs Iago. After that, he kills himself while Iago is executed as per law.
The events of Othello, The Moor of Venice
In the original play, there are total five Acts (Parts). In Act I, the conversation between Iago and Roderigo is discussed. The play is plotted in the city of Venice. Iago talks about Othello and Cassio. He is angry for being rejected for the position of lieutenant. He is making a plan with Roderigo who likes Desdemona, the wife of Othello. Likewise, Act II starts in the sea traveling to Cyprus. The dialogues show that Desdemona argues with Iago upon his negative argument about the women. In the same Act, Iago is also making Roderigo attack Cassio. However, in the Act III Desdemona is speaking in favor of Cassio in front of her husband that doubts Othello. Likewise, the Act IV shows that Othello is unable to talk in a harsh way with Desdemona. All the attempts of Iago make Othello believe the story. It also shows that Desdemona is aware of her fate. In the last scene, Othello is killing Desdemona and she is pleading him. Emilia's entry reveals reality. Iago confesses all the story in front of Othello. Many of the characters like Emilia, Desdemona's father, and Othello die in the last scene. In the end, Cassio becomes the temporary head of the army.
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