Othello - A Brief Speach of Act 4 Scene 1.

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Othello - A Brief Speach of Act 4 Scene 1

This presentation is about the way the event that taken place in the scene, tell us something about the characters and their relationships with one another where the power shifts.

At the beginning of the play Othello is seen as a moor, an underclass or a foreigner. But still, he is one of the most powerful people in Venice. He is the general, of at that time, one of the most powerful armies in the world. He is even more powerful than Desdemona's father. Even the courts ruled in favor for the Othello to go to Cyprus and marry Desdemona.

The second to power from Othello is Cassio. In the beginning of the play Othello chooses Cassio as his lieutenant, to go to Cyprus with him. During which he takes Bianca with him. Bianca and Cassio's s relationship is purely casual; there is no love involved.

When the courts to go with Othello, to be married in Cyprus, she chooses, Emilia, Iago's wife, as her handmaiden, grant Desdemona. Iago is also close to Othello, but above his battle expertise and his devotion to the Venetian Army, Othello chooses Cassio him, which angers Iago into stirring contentions in Othello's mind. Earlier on in the play, we see Cassio being stripped from his position as Lieutenant, then the position of a Lieutenant being given to Iago, which is all part of his master plan. This gains Othello's trust in Iago.

In the times of Shakespeare, it was socially degrading for a man, to hear from another man, that his wife is cheating on him. It was wise then, that William Shakespeare included mental manipulation in Act 4 Scene 1. This is done to make the audience...