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- Created on: 19-11-19 11:27
Act 1 Summary:
The play begins with Iago telling Roderigo that he hates Othello because Othello has made Cassio his lieutenant instead of Iago, even though Cassio has much less experience in war than him. Iago and Roderigo stand outside Brabantio's house to shout to wake him up. They tell him about his daughter’s secret marriage to Othello. Iago angers Brabantio by using sexual animal imagery to describe his daughter and othello.
Iago tells Othello that Brabantio knows about his marriage to Desdemona. Roderigo comes to tell Othello to visit the Duke to discuss the war in Cyprus. Brabantio tries to get Othello arrested for 'bewitching' Desdemona.
Brabantio, Othello, Cassio, Iago and Roderigo arrive at the Senate to talk about the war. Brabantio tells the Duke that Othello has bewitched his daughter. The Duke listens to Othello explain that she fell in love with him for his stories about his life. Desdemona is called upon and she tells the Senate she married Othello for love. Desdemona asks to go with Othello to Cyprus. Iago persuades Roderigo to follow them to Cyprus, saying Othello and Desdemona’s love will not last long. Aside…