Othello is a high ranking military Officer at the defense forces of the state City of Venice. Othello is a highly skilled military officer and has served his country with tremendous diligence. He is highly skilled and respected among his peers as well as his countrymen. However, there is a significant problem that Othello faces; he is of foreign origin, and the colour of his skin sets him apart from his workmates and the other individuals in his environment. In the military, Othello emerges as a brave and intelligent officer who also possess good decision-making abilities with regards to military affairs. Othello love and marries Desdemona. However, during a moment of the campaign against the Turks, Othello is deceived by Iago into believing that his wife, Desdemona is secretly having an affair with Cassio, his friend and faithful lieutenant. While Othello is initially unconcerned with the accusations, Iago eventually succeeds in convincing. Iago takes advantage of Othello's sense of insecurity to confirm to him that indeed, there was something. Othello's fears are confirmed when he stumbles upon circumstantial evidence that would be incriminating to Desdemona and Cassio. It was only after killing his wife that Othello realized that he had been tricked by Iago. Out of rage, Othello kills himself.