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Othello is one of Shakespear's darkest tragedies written in 1603 - 04 and a theatrical masterpiece with timeless quality. The play starts with General Othello's officers and soldiers celebrating the defeat of Turkish fleet. Iago an officer is offended by the promotion of handsome Michael Cassio and weaves a horrid plan to take revenge under colour of love and loyalty towards Othello, the Moore. He succeeds in making Othello believe that his beautiful wife Desdemona is having an affair with Cassio. Jealous Othello also sees a handkerchief, which he had gifted to Desdemona, in Cassios possession and decides to kill Desdemona. Immediately after her death Othello comes to know about the plan hatched by Iago and ultimately commits suicide with a concealed weapon.