This is the scene where Othello and Barbantio are arguing about Desdemona being in love with Othello. This is an important scene because this sets up the mood for the rest of the play. It gives an insight into Othello's background with Barbantio and the love story between Othello and Desdemona. It also shows how Iago plans to go after Othello and how he is going to use Roderigo to accomplish it, which shows how evil he really is. Iago and Roderigo hate Othello for personal reasons, so they both decide to team up together to bring Othello. This scene foreshadows some of the events that will unfold later on in the play.
I won Desdemona's love fair and square.
This...Moor has taken my daughter away from me!
Call for Desdemona so that she tells the truth.
Very well. Call for Desdemona.
Barbantio loved me. He often invited me to listen to my stories.
I love Othello. He is my husband.
Perhaps now you will have more respect for Othello, Barbantio.
What is the point? She loves him and I am at lost
Dear, Roderigo. I have a plan to change that. Sell your land and come with me to win Desdemona back.