Othello
Othello
by William Shakespeare

Othello Learning Guide: Table of Contents

Introduction
Analysis
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Handkerchief
Honesty
War
The Willow Song
Cassio's Naughty Dream
Gardens
Animals
Candle
Setting
Genre
Tone
Writing Style
What's Up With the Title?
What's Up With the Ending?
Plot Analysis
Booker's Seven Basic Plots Analysis: Five-Part Tragedy
Trivia
Steaminess Rating
Allusions
Brief Summary
Act 1, Scene 1
Act 1, Scene 2
Act 1, Scene 3
Act 2, Scene 1
Act 2, Scene 2
Act 2, Scene 3
Act 3, Scene 1
Act 3, Scene 2
Act 3, Scene 3
Act 3, Scene 4
Act 4, Scene 1
Act 4, Scene 2
Act 4, Scene 3
Act 5, Scene 1
Act 5, Scene 2
Characters
Othello
Othello Timeline
Iago
Iago Timeline
Desdemona
Desdemona Timeline
Emilia
Emilia Timeline
Michael Cassio
Michael Cassio Timeline
Roderigo
Roderigo Timeline
Brabantio
Bianca
Duke, Senators
Lodovico
Montano
Gratiano
Character Roles (Protagonist, Antagonist...)
Protagonist
Antagonist
Foil
Tools of Characterization
Themes
Quotes
Jealousy
Jealousy Quotes
Race
Race Quotes
Gender
Gender Quotes
Sex
Sex Quotes
Marriage
Marriage Quotes
Manipulation
Manipulation Quotes
Warfare
Warfare Quotes
Hate
Hate Quotes
Identity
Identity Quotes
Best of the Web
Module Quizzes
Module Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said)
Quotes (What was Said) Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said) True or False
Themes (For the Most Part)
Themes (For the Most Part) Flashcards
Themes (For the Most Part) True or False
Symbols
Symbols Flashcards
Symbols True or False
Try to Go for the Corners
Try to Go for the Corners Flashcards
Try to Go for the Corners True or False
It Will Leave You Wanting Moor
It Will Leave You Wanting Moor Flashcards
It Will Leave You Wanting Moor True or False
Study Questions
Essay
Teaching Othello
Current Events & Pop Culture
Challenges & Opportunities
Assignments & Activities
Paul Robeson’s Historic Performance of Othello
Othello Rap
Comparing Two Cinematic Adaptations of Othello Act 3, Scene 3
Creating an Insider’s Travel Guide to Othello’s Venice or Cyprus
Characterization
Chew On This
Character Journal Entry
Facebook Plot Summary
Archetypes
Symbolism, Allusion, and Irony
Literary Devices
Adaptation
Why Should I Care?
Shmoop Amongst Yourselves
Discussion & Essay Questions
Reading Quizzes
Related History & Literature on Shmoop
Photos