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... The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice" by William Shakespeare is one of the most enduring examples of tragedy in English Literature. Edited byAlvin Kerman, the play outlines the fate of Othello, who marries Desdemona in secret to the displeasure of another of her suitors, Roderigo. Iago, Othello's ensign, seeks Othello's downfall and conspires with Roderigo in order to achieve this and makes use of Cassio, Othello's lieutenant, to arouse jealousy in Othello, who murders Desdemona under the conviction that she has been unfaithful to him with Cassio.
On realizing the truth after Desdemona's death, Othello kills himself. Iago, who has formerly killed Roderigo to cover up his own plots, furthe...