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Othello

Othello

Lodovico

Character Analysis

Desdemona's cousin and a member of Venice's diplomatic service, Lodovico arrives in Cyprus just in time to see Desdemona get slapped by her new husband, and then witness the deaths of all the main characters, and the twisted revelations of jealousy and betrayal. He has no personality – he's just a witness. But, like Horatio in Hamlet, Lodovico is the guy who survives the inevitable bloodbath at the play's end and promises to tell the world about the tragedy that has just unfolded.

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