Sylvia Plath Lecture Notes Provoked by Iago, a jealous Roderigo tells Brabantio of Othello’s secret affair and marriage to his daughter Desdemona. Plath’s essential theme, a staccato drumbeat, is Esther’s obsession with the opposite intercourse. By the time the novel was published in 1962, Plath was nicely on her option to becoming an established poet. […]