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Act I Summary

            In Act I, we get an introduction of the characters in the play and we can certainly see their personalities from the beginning, as either good or bad. We can pick out the main conflict, which is related with good vs. evil. Where Othello represents good, with his purity. Iago represents evil because of his sin deeds and his hate towards Othello. They both face off, while Iago uses his evil schemes, Othello plays by his true heart but at the end, good triumphs.
             In Act I, Scene I, which takes place in Venice where Iago pretends to be a "faithful" officer to Othello (governor), but why he really follows Othello is for his own good. He sucks up to Othello, so that Othello will may him a lieutenant, more power, after seeing that he is a so-called "trustworthy" worker. With this power, he would have more affect with his evil schemes and might use it to overthrow Othello. After hearing the news that the lieutenancy was given to Cassio, Iago teams up with Roderigo, a former suitor to Desdemona and comes up with a plan to get revenge on Othello. Iago purposely uses Roderigo to tell Brabantio, Desdemona's father, that Othello and Desdemona are having an affair. This evil scheme for revenge, which Iago knew, would enrage Brabantio and that it would make him seem innocent. Brabantio, wanting to get his hands on Othello, he sets out with his armed men to look for Othello. Iago plan has goes live!.
             In the following scenes, Iago meets up with Othello and they have a little chat. Iago gives Othello threats that his love life is about to come to an end. Othello on the other hand is confident in himself and his love with Desdemona. He is confident that she likes him as much as he does. Cassio, lieutenant arrives with orders for Othello: Othello is to meet with the duke and senators of Venice about a Turkish invasion of the Venetian colony of Cyprus. Brabantio arrives with his men and forces Othello to accompany him to the duke, its like a trial, in this case Othello is the defendant.

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