Othello Act 1 Summary

Othello and Desdemona are featured in the first act and consist of 3 scenes. In the middle of the night, a young and attractive Venetian noblewoman, Desdemona, unexpectedly encounters Othello, the Moor of Venice. Iago and Roderigo inform Desdemona’s father about the meeting at the same time, anticipating that the Venice senator would bring an end to their relation.

With Desdemona, Roderigo hates Othello for being more popular. Why does Othello dislike Iago? Not only is he more popular with Desdemona, but as Othello did not make him a lieutenant some time back, he still has a grudge. Iago feels he’s been robbed that Cassio, who got his preferred role, doesn’t deserve it.

They wake up Brabantio up, who at first doesn’t trust the men, but then learns that his daughter was not at home. He sends his servants instructions to get him Othello. Brabantio and his servants engage with Othello’s warriors in a battle, but they stop when the officers call Brabantio and Othello for an emergency meeting of the council.

A sailor declares at the meeting: “The Turkish preparation for Rhodes” (Act I, Scene III). The senators and the Duke of Venice are of the view that the Turks intend to invade Cyprus, a colony of Venice at the moment. Othello is entrusted with the island’s security.

Brabantio is seeking to get justice for his daughter, saying she was stolen by the Moors. His father begins to suspect that the Moor used witchcraft on her as Desdemona contests such a version and assures him she is in love with Othello.

Othello claims that after she heard the tales of all the fights that he had gone through, Desdemona fell in love with him. The Duke of Venice, and the senators attending the meeting, are persuaded that two people’s desire for each other is reciprocal and that their union is acceptable. Then, Desdemona tries to go to war with her husband.

After his scheme stalls, Roderigo sinks into despair, but Iago reassures him that while tarnishing Cassio’s credibility in the midst of the process, it is possible to break up their relationship.

Lord of the Flies Chapter 2: Fire on the Mountain

The children discover their new homeland after the conference. They know, from the highest point, that it is an island. They find a pig on their journey back; Jack tries to kill it but does not dare.

Before the adults arrive to save them, the boys decide that they are going to have a nice time on the island. Flowers, vegetables, and the sea are visible.

The boys are joking and trying to persuade the youths that on the island there are no beasts. The boys determine that on the top of the mountain they will make a fire to prove that they are discovered by the rescue ship.

In order to burn the dried leaves and tree roots, they use Piggy’s glasses. They have difficulty burning it at first, then keeping it going, and then the fire spreads to the nearest trees. Jack finally takes the task of keeping the fire burning:

“Ralph, I’ll split up the choir–my hunters, that is–into groups, and we’ll be responsible for keeping the fire going” (Chapter 2).

Essay: Guns, Germs and Steel

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The author Jared Diamond in the book Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies writes that the alternative title for his book would probably be a short history about everyone for the last 13,000 years. This topic will explain the author’s main argument as well as cite a passage where he states his points clearly. We will also give two proximate and two ultimate factors to support his claims, ending with an evaluation of his main argument.

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Essay: Flaws in the Science Fiction Genre

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If there is one flaw in the genre, it is that with the increased sophistication shown by movie going audiences around the world making such films today with a limited budget is extremely difficult and more than unlikely. The previously mentioned film District 9 had a budget of 30 million dollars; though it is true the film was heavy in effects and according to the results, used the money quite wisely (Lee). The costs of making such films today have become astronomical and do not provide openings for every filmmaker. Additionally, due to the change in audience taste Science fiction films are not as popular as they once were. Gone are the days of Star Wars when special effects could keep movie goers in their seats. It takes a lot more to keep today’s movie goers in their seats and entertained.

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