After Otello returns back to Venice after a victorious battle over the Turks, he wants to marry his love, Desdemona. Nevertheless, Rodrigue also loves Desdemona and her father, Elmiro, hates Otello. The two men decide to do their best to work against Otello. Soon, Otello and Rodrigue enter a duel and Otello survives. After, he is banished from Venice. Otello soon returns, though, to kill Desdemona. Unfortunately, the Dodge has reprieved his sentence, but it is too late. His only solution after being duped is to then kill himself, and to join his love in Heaven.