Othello by William Shakespeare

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Who is the malevolent ensign in Othello?


What is Othello's role in the Venetian army?


Who did Roderigo ask for Desdemona's hand in marriage?


Why does Roderigo complain to Iago?

Iago has not told him about Desdemona's marriage.

Whom does Iago hate for being promoted above him?


What is karma?

A concept of action and its consequences

In Indian religions, how do good intent and good deeds influence one's future?

Contribute to good karma and happier rebirths

What is the misconception about karma?

It is often misunderstood as fate, destiny, or predetermination

With which concept is karma closely associated in Indian religions?


'Karma' refers to both the executed 'deed, work, action, act' and the 'object, intent' in which languages?

'Sanskrit' and 'Pali'

Study Notes

Othello Characters

  • Iago is the malevolent ensign in Othello
  • Othello is a general in the Venetian army

Othello's Relationships

  • Roderigo asked Duke of Venice for Desdemona's hand in marriage
  • Roderigo complains to Iago about Othello and Desdemona's elopement

Iago's Resentment

  • Iago hates Othello for promoting Cassio above him

Karma in Indian Religions

  • Karma refers to the executed deed, work, action, or act, as well as the intent or object, in Sanskrit and Pali languages
  • Good intent and good deeds influence one's future, leading to a better rebirth or liberation
  • The misconception about karma is that it is just fate or destiny, rather than the result of individual actions
  • Karma is closely associated with the concept of reincarnation in Indian religions

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