Othello - Study Guide Act 1, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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Iago and Othello enter, discussing business. Iago pretends he is not a man who likes to kill others. They discuss Othello's marriage, and Othello speaks of his great love for Desdemona, claiming there is nothing for which he would be willing to give her up. As they are talking, some messengers from the duke arrive to summon Othello to a matter of business. Cassio, one of the messengers, asks Iago why Othello is at the inn. Iago responds that Othello is married, but before he can name Othello's bride, Othello reenters the room.

Just as they are about to leave, Brabantio, Roderigo, and some other men arrive to arrest Othello. Brabantio accuses Othello of bewitching Desdemona into marrying him. Othello is very well spoken and patient during all of this, reminding Brabantio that the duke has summoned him and probably has summoned Brabantio. Therefore, they...

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