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             Othello is not confined to a single place.
             Act II moves on to Cyprus, where the rest of the .
             There is also a violation of the unity of .
             atmosphere because Venice symbolizes civilized behavior, law .
             and order, while Cyprus symbolizes the reverse. .
             CONFLICT .
             Protagonist .
             Othello is the protagonist of the play. His fatal flaw is his .
             jealousy, which is ignited by Iago, the villain of the play. This .
             noble man meets with tragedy by falling prey to Iago's .
             temptations and believing that his wife is unfaithful to him. .
             Antagonist .
             Iago, Othello's ensign, is the antagonist of the play. He exploits .
             Othello's weakness, bringing out his fatal flaw of jealousy and .
             making him believe that Desdemona and Cassio are having an .
             affair. During the course of the play, Iago kills Roderigo and .
             Emilia, his wife; and he stabs Cassio, wounding his leg. His evil .
             scheming leads to the deaths of Desdemona and Othello. .
             Climax .
             The climax of the play occurs when Othello, whose mind has .
             been totally poisoned by Iago, openly accuses his wife of .
             infidelity and refuses to listen to her pleas of innocence. Iago has .
             been successful in his evil plotting. The falling action will seal .
             the tragedy. .
             Outcome .
             The outcome of the play is tragic. Othello, who has been driven .
             to a mad fury of jealousy by Iago, murders Desdemona. The .
             tragedy is further intensified when Iago kills his wife, Emilia, .
             and when Othello kills himself. .
             THEMES .
             Major Theme .
             The major theme of Othello is the destructive power of jealousy. .
             Because Othello is a totally jealous man, he easily falls prey to .
             Iago's plotting and scheming. His mind is poisoned by the .
             jealousy, and it leads, both directly and indirectly, to the deaths .
             of Desdemona, Roderigo, Emilia, and Othello. Jealousy is truly .
             the fatal flaw of the protagonist, and the entire play revolves .
             around it. .
             Minor Themes .
             One of the minor themes in Othello is that of deception, .
             developed mostly through Iago, who is an arch-deceiver .

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