Othello - Act 2, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 1 Summary

Montano, the governor of Cyprus, enters with some gentlemen. He speaks about storms at sea. He wants to know if the Turks have been harmed or if Cyprus is still in danger. One of the gentlemen tells him that the Turks' ship has indeed been ruined. He also reports that the ship from Venice (the one on which Othello is supposed to arrive) has endured much damage. He informs Montano that Cassio has come ashore, but that there is no sign yet of Othello. Montano praises Othello and prays for his safety.

Cassio enters. He is very worried about Othello, whom he has not seen since the ship was wrecked. Cries of "a sail, a sail" give Cassio hope, and he sends a man to see who has come. Montano asks Cassio whether Othello is now married, and Cassio tells him yes. In fact, Cassio...

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