In Othello, exposition of the central conflict is provided by the opening conversation between Iago and Rodrigo. The plot to destroy Othello and break his relationship with Desdemona is set and the audiences know about the central characters of the story. They learn about Othello and his beloved Desdemona, her father and influential senator Brabantio, Iago (main antagonist). Rodrigo (Desdemona’s suitor) and Cassio (Iago’s adversary for Othello’s friendship).
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