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Othello a level helpppp

Hey,
I literally have a week till my year 12 mocks and i am so confused on othello. i've watched summery videos over and over and it isn't getting stuck in my head. I'm honestly just confused about english lit in general but othello and the handmaids tale are my worst areas. i need may not advice
Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army, marries Desdemona, the daughter of a Venetian senator. Iago, Othello's ensign, is angry that Othello passed him over for a promotion, so he hatches a plan to get revenge.

Iago tricks Othello into believing that Desdemona is having an affair with Cassio, another officer. Othello becomes consumed by jealousy and eventually smothers Desdemona to death. Iago's treachery is eventually revealed, but not before Othello also kills himself out of grief.

The play explores themes of racism, manipulation, and the destructive power of jealousy and mistrust in relationships

Disclaimer: I asked Perplexity to summarise Othello as if presenting to a 15 year old
Added bonus: Explained as if talking to a 12 year old, which now makes it understandable for me haha

The Story of Othello
Othello is a brave and respected general in the army. He marries a young woman named Desdemona, who comes from a wealthy family.One of Othello's officers, named Iago, is very jealous of Othello. Iago makes up a story that Desdemona is being unfaithful to Othello with another officer named Cassio.
Iago's Tricks
Iago tricks Othello into believing that Desdemona is cheating on him. He makes Othello think that Desdemona and Cassio are having a secret romance.
Othello's Anger
Othello becomes very angry and upset when he thinks Desdemona is being unfaithful. He starts to believe Iago's lies and tricks.
A Tragic Ending
In the end, Othello becomes so jealous that he ends up killing Desdemona. But then Iago's tricks are discovered, and Othello is devastated when he realizes he has been fooled. Othello then kills himself out of grief.

The story shows how jealousy and lies can lead to very sad and tragic events.
(edited 1 month ago)
Original post by nycsavage
added bonus: Explained as if talking to a 12 year old, which now makes it understandable for me haha
the story of othello
othello is a brave and respected general in the army. He marries a young woman named desdemona, who comes from a wealthy family.one of othello's officers, named iago, is very jealous of othello. Iago makes up a story that desdemona is being unfaithful to othello with another officer named cassio.
iago's tricks
iago tricks othello into believing that desdemona is cheating on him. He makes othello think that desdemona and cassio are having a secret romance.
othello's anger
othello becomes very angry and upset when he thinks desdemona is being unfaithful. He starts to believe iago's lies and tricks.
a tragic ending
in the end, othello becomes so jealous that he ends up killing desdemona. But then iago's tricks are discovered, and othello is devastated when he realizes he has been fooled. Othello then kills himself out of grief.
The story shows how jealousy and lies can lead to very sad and tragic events.
thank you so much

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