Othello–Plot Development

Examples of Exposition (4) 1. Iago hates Othello2. Cassio is lieutenant & Iago is not happy3. Desdemona and Othello are married4. Brabantio does not approve of marriage5. Othello and Desdemona confess love in court
Examples of Rising Action 1. Iago promoted to lieutenant2. Cassio asks Desdemona to talk to Othello3. Desdemona loses handkerchief, Emilia grabs it and gives it to Othello4. Desdemona asks Othello to reinstate Cassio as lieutenant 5. Iago’s plan to take down Othello and Cassio
Climax (1) Othello asks Iago to kill Desdemona
What are the 5 elements of a plot? 1. Exposition2. Rising Action3. Climax4. Falling Action5. Resolution
What is exposition? -background information (introduction)-where/when/who-establishing character relationships
What is rising action? -events that lead up to yhe climax-begining to develop actions -building up to the climax
What is a climax? -main event/the problem in the story-turning point/breaking point-point of no return-emotional high point of the story
What is falling action? -what happenes after the climax -> the result-leading to the resolution
What is the resolution? -the end of the story the solution-conflict resolved-momeng of clarity

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