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Othello: Act 2, Scene 1 – Summary & Analysis

In Cyprus, the Cypriot governor Montano and two gentleman discuss whether the Turkish fleet could have surived a recent storm, and are informed by a third gentleman that the fleet was in fact destroyed. This raises fears of Othello’s fleet surviving, however a ship carrying Iago, Cassio, Emilia, Desdemona and… Continue Reading →

Othello: Act 1, Scene 1 – Summary & Analysis

The play opens at night, with Roderigo and Iago arguing in a Venetian street; Roderigo has been paying Iago regularly to help him begin a relationship with Desdemona, but he has learnt that she has recently married Othello, Iago’s commander. Iago however reveals that he hates Othello, as his commander… Continue Reading →

Macbeth: Act 3, Scene 2 – Summary & Analysis

Lady Macbeth, located somewhere else in the castle, is troubled and sends a servant to get her husband. Macbeth enters and admits he too is unsettled, as his mind is ‘full of scorpions’ as the issue of act of regicide cannot be escaped due to impending threats to his throne;… Continue Reading →

Macbeth: Act 3, Scene 1 – Summary & Analysis

Banquo, in the royal palace in Forees, wonders about Macbeth’s impending coronation and thus the prophecies of the weird sisters; the witches said Macbeth would be king so will their second prophecy come to pass also, that Banquo’s lineage will eventually attain the kingship also? Macbeth then enters dressed as… Continue Reading →

Macbeth: Act 2, Scene 4 – Summary & Analysis

Outside the castle Ross, a thane, walks with an old man and discusses recent events and their abnormal nature. While it is daytime it is dark outside, an owl killed a falcon last Tuesday and most recently Duncan’s usually well-behaved horses have eaten one another. Macduff arrives and tells Ross… Continue Reading →