Just the Facts: Understanding Shakespeare: Othello
Everyone should be familiar with the timeless works of William Shakespeare. Now with Understanding Shakespeare, everyone can! Othello presents the timeless battle of good versus evil. The sinister Iago is pitted against Othello, a man of honor. Yet Othello loved not wisely, but too well perhaps his tragic flaw. Iago, the classic Shakespearean antagonist, manipulates Othello's trust until it becomes a fit of deadly jealousy and rage that causes him to murder his loving wife Desdemona. Shakespeare's display of dramatic, situational and verbal irony makes Othello one of his most fascinating works.