Tales from Shakespeare - Othello and Pericles, Prince of Tyre Summary & Analysis

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Othello and Pericles, Prince of Tyre Summary

In "Othello," Desdemona falls in love with a noble Moor, a brave soldier who is now a general. They marry. Cassio is a young soldier whom Othello loves and trusts. Cassio had been the go-between for Othello and Desdemona. Iago hates both Othello and Cassio. With a scheme, he makes Othello jealous of Cassio and distrusting of Desdemona's faithfulness. Othello smothers Desdemona in her bed. Cassio, escaping assassination by Iago, returns with proof of his and Desdemona's innocence. Horrified, Othello falls on his sword and dies.

In "Pericles, Prince of Tyre," Pericles, threatened by the wicked emperor of Greece, Antiochus, has to flee his country. He goes to Tarsus where he finds a famine and gives the provisions on his ship to save the people. Cleon and his people are very grateful He then hears Antiochus, knows...

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