Marriage and associated issues stands out as a key theme and preoccupation in Othello. This quote shows a change in Othello. However, for many centuries the writer has also been seen to have a diagnostic function, scrutinizing the ills of their society and portraying them for the world to see. Montano, the governor, is stabbed during his attempt to contain Cassio. He does not believe that discrimination can determine his guilt.
At that moment, officers arrive to summon Brabanzio to an urgent meeting of the Senate. Themes from Othello by William Shakespeare At times Shakespeare can become to complex, but in Othello he seems to simplify a number of his themes. Iago instructs Roderigo to ambush Cassio, but Roderigo misses his mark and Cassio wounds him instead. As an ancient, Iago is to be a loyal servant to Othello. When Desdemona mentions Cassio in front of nobleman Lodovico, Othello becomes very angry and slaps her. He believes he has been unfairly overlooked for promotion as Othello gave the young Michael Cassio a title above him. It is represented mainly with a race because Othello is Moor and the contrast between a white beautiful girl and a black Moor is fascinating for people through many centuries.
Iago seizes on this opportunity to play on Othello's insecurities, making Cassio's exit seem guilty and incriminating. Meanwhile, Iago assures the still-complaining Roderigo that everything is going as planned: in order to prevent Desdemona and Othello from leaving, Roderigo must kill Cassio. I fear you are making a claim that Othello is at fault because he falls into a racist stereotype and provokes these slurs. Cassio is taken to have his wound dressed. Othello enters Desdemona's room while she is asleep.
Iago calls Cassio in, while Othello hides; Iago speaks to Cassio of Bianca, but Othello, in his disturbed state, believes that Cassio is talking of Desdemona. Iago manipulates Othello into believing his wife Desdemona is unfaithful, stirring Othello's jealousy. He ignores her protestations, seconded by Emilia, that she is innocent. Desdemona then testifies that indeed she is marrying out of love and not witchcraft. Themes are central to understanding Othello as a play and identifying Shakespeare's social and political commentary.
Iago and Roderigo hang out, waiting for Cassio. So late at night, Iago and Roderigo wake Brabanzio and tell him the news of Desdemona. But Roderigo has just learned that Desdemona has married Othello, a general whom Iago begrudgingly serves as ensign. That same night, Iago and Rodergio attacks Cassio in the street, but unfortunately, it is Cassio who strikes Roderigo. Governor Montano attempts to hold Cassio down, and Cassio stabs him.
Desdemona's father then complains to the Duke of Venice, claiming the vile, black man, used spells and charms to win Desdemona's favour. Emilia enters with the news that Roderigo is dead. As Othello is seen approaching, Cassio slinks off, not wanting to have an awkward moment with the guy that just fired him. Cassio and Bianca discuss how Cassio obtained the embroidered handkerchief that he then gives to Bianca to copy. Desdemona insists that she accompany her husband on his trip, and preparations are made for them to depart that night.
Then at the conclusion of the play it is used to bring out the truth. Othello is totally unaware that the treacherous Iago was behind all the charges and orders Iago to accompany his wife to Cypress. It is first used to suggest Desdemona's affair with Cassio when Othello is already in the throes of jealousy. Iago pretends to give advice for Cassio to confide in Desdemona. Iago then persuades Cassio that he can get back into Othello's favour if he gets Desdemona to intercede on his behalf. We start out in Venice, Italy, land of love and water. The moment Desdemona and Emilia leave, however, Iago begins to plant seeds of doubt and suspicion in Othello's mind.
The next time the couple interacts, Othello hits her in the face in front of a messenger from Venice telling him he has to go back home. Looks like everyone is off to see the Duke and settle the matter. The slew of racial slurs that spill out at the end of the play, that you mention, are evidence of this. That night, Othello accuses Desdemona of being a whore. It seems like every time we refresh our Twitter feed, we see more news stories that elicit conversations about the pervasiveness of racism. Cassio talks to Desdemona and she agrees to try to convince her husband to give Cassio his job back.