Act 1 scene 1: argument between Roderigo and Iago Brabanzio men follow Roderigo to Othello. RODERIGO: “Tush! never tell me; I take it much unkindly
That thou, Iago, who hast had my purse
As if the strings were thine, shouldst know of this.” (1-5)
Act 1 scene 2: Iago arrives at Othello’s lodgings Brabanzio brings his case to duke OTHELLO: “I must be found:
My parts, my title and my perfect soul
Shall manifest me rightly. Is it they?” (31-33)
Act 1 scene 3: duke persuaded Othello’s tale Othello thinks Cassio slept with Desdemona BRABANTIO: “So did I yours. Good your grace, pardon me;
Neither my place nor aught I heard of business
Hath raised me from my bed, nor doth the general care.” (54-56)
Act 2 scene 1: Roderigo’s accusation of Cassio lies will make Othello go mad CASSIO: “His bark is stoutly timber'd, and his pilot
Of very expert and approved allowance;
Therefore my hopes, not surfeited to death,
Stand in bold cure.” (49-52)
Act 2 scene 2: Othello celebrates safety from Turks and his marriage to Desdemona Herald: “It is Othello's pleasure, our noble and valiant
general, that, upon certain tidings now arrived,
importing the mere perdition of the Turkish fleet,
every man put himself into triumph; some to dance” (1-5)
Act 2 scene 3: Othello leaves Iago lead Cassio into committing action, will disgrace IAGO: “O sweet England!
King Stephen was a worthy peer,
His breeches cost him but a crown;
He held them sixpence all too dear,
With that he call'd the tailor lown.” (75-80)
Act 3 scene 1: Cassio tries to win Othello’s over with music Othello dislikes CASSIO: “Prithee, keep up thy quillets. There's a poor piece of gold for thee: if the gentlewoman that attends the general's wife be stirring, tell her there's one Cassio entreats her a little favour of speech: wilt thou do this?” (21-15)
Act 3 scene 2: Othello gives Iago letters to deliver and looks town’s fortification OTHELLO: “These letters give, Iago, to the pilot;
And by him do my duties to the senate:
That done, I will be walking on the works;
Repair there to me.” (1-5)
Act 3 scene 3: Desdemona begs Othello to forgive Cassio Othello angry about handkerchief DESDEMONA: “Do not doubt that; before Emilia here
I give thee warrant of thy place: assure thee” (18-20)
Act 3 scene 4: Desdemona wonders to Emilia where her handkerchief might be DESDEMONA: “Believe me, I had rather have lost my purse
Full of crusadoes: and, but my noble Moor
Is true of mind and made of no such baseness” (19-20)
Act 4 scene 1: He wonders whether Othello is mad Iago refuses to answer anything OTHELLO: “Lie with her! lie on her! We say lie on her, when they belie her. Lie with her! that's fulsome.” (35-36)
Act 4 scene 2: Othello interrogates Emilia about Desdemona’s behavior says done nothing wrong OTHELLO: “Come, swear it, damn thyself;
Lest, being like one of heaven, the devils themselves
Should fear to seize thee: therefore be double damn'd:
Swear thou art honest.” (36-39)
Act 4 scene 3: Emilia begs would not deceive her husband for jewels/clothes DESDEMONA: “Good night, good night: heaven me such uses send, Not to pick bad from bad, but by bad mend!” (104-105)
Act 5 scene 1: Iago tries to ambush Cassio Iago stabs Rodrigo death IAGO: “Cassio hath here been set on in the dark
By Roderigo and fellows that are scaped:
He's almost slain, and Roderigo dead.” (112-115)
Act 5 scene 2: Othello kills Desdemona found out for nothing kills himself tragic OTHELLO: “I kiss'd thee ere I kill'd thee: no way but this; Killing myself, to die upon a kiss.”
[Falls on the bed, and dies.](362-365)
Othello: The play’s protagonist and hero. Dies a tragic death by killing himself at the end the end of the play after killing his wife Desdemona. A black man and a very good fighter. He is in an upperclass and very
Desdemona: The daughter of the Venetian senator Brabanzio. Desdemona and Othello are secretly married before the play begins.
Iago: Othello’s ensign (a job also known as an ancient or standard-bearer), and the villain of the play. Iago is twenty-eight years old.
Michael Cassio: Othello’s lieutenant. Cassio is a young and inexperienced soldier, whose high position is much resented by Iago
Emilia: Iago’s wife and Desdemona’s attendant. A cynical, worldly woman, she is deeply attached to her mistress and distrustful of her husband.
Roderigo: A jealous suitor of Desdemona. Young, rich, and foolish, Roderigo is convinced that if he gives Iago all of his money, Iago will help him win Desdemona’s hand.
Bianca: A courtesan, or prostitute, in Cyprus. Bianca’s favorite customer is Cassio, who teases her with promises of marriage.
Brabanzio: Desdemona’s father, a somewhat blustering and self-important Venetian senator. As a friend of Othello, Brabanzio feels betrayed when
Duke of Venice: The official authority in Venice, the duke has great respect for Othello as a public and military servant. His primary role within the play is to reconcile Othello and Brabanzio in Act I, scene iii, and then to send Othello to Cyprus.
Montano: The governor of Cyprus before Othello. We see him first in Act II, as he recounts the status of the war and awaits the Venetian ships
Lodovico: One of Brabanzio’s kinsmen, Lodovico acts as a messenger from Venice to Cyprus. He arrives in Cyprus in Act IV with letters announcing that Othello has been replaced by Cassio as governor.
Graziano: Brabanzio’s kinsman who accompanies Lodovico to Cyprus. Amidst the chaos of the final scene, Graziano mentions that Desdemona’s father has died
Clown: Othello’s servant. Although the clown appears only in two short scenes, his appearances reflect and distort the action and words of the main plots