Othello, by William Shakespeare, is regarded as one of the most famous works of tragedy in English literature. It brings you the story of Othello, the Moor of Venice, and Desdemona, his lover.
Summary of the Book
Othello intricately portrays the subtle shades of jealousy and deception among many other human emotions. Desdemona and Othello are secretly married to each other, leading to Roderigo’s rage. Iago, Othello’s ensign, despises Othello for choosing Michael Cassio and not him. He is determined to get his revenge on the Moor of Venice with the much-needed aid from Roderigo. He cajoles Roderigo to make Desdemona’s father, Brabantio, aware of her secret marriage and convinces Othello that Brabantio is now after him. Iago also tells Othello that Cassio and Desdemona have a secret romantic affair. Othello, who is irrevocably in love with Desdemona, is deeply disturbed by a jealousy which gets the better of him. Will he cause any harm to the relationship while fighting for his love?
About William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright and writer. Best remembered for his plays, he is called England’s National Poet and the “Bard of Avon”. Shakespeare’s plays have been adapted into several movies, and they are enacted in theatres around the world even to this day, centuries after his death. His works came to the spotlight in the Nineteenth century and he was idolized by the Romantics. A prolific writer and poet, he is also known for his poems, mainly the Sonnets.