"Othello" is a tragic play about a Moorish general in the Venetian army who is manipulated by his ensign into believing that his wife is unfaithful. Consumed by jealousy, the general kills his wife, only to discover that she was innocent. Filled with remorse, he then takes his own life. The play explores themes of love, jealousy, betrayal, and racism.
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This book is on the following lists:
- 12th on 100 Essential Books (Bravo! Magazine)
- 317th on Our Users' Favorite Books of All Time (The Greatest Books Users)
- Top 100 Works in World Literature (Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute)
- The Book of Great Books: A Guide to 100 World Classics (Book)