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  • Rodrigo is starting to doubt that Iago actually despises Othello, a prince who Iago follows. Iago reassures Rodrigo that he certainly does despise Othello and is working to help him win over Desdemona, the senator's daughter. 
  • Act 1 Scene 1
  • patience, it's all part of my plan to help you!
  • Why comply to someone you despise!?
  • Act 1 Scene 1
  • After Iago wakes up Brabantio in the middle of the night to tell him his daughter has ran off to marry the moor, Brabantio checks Desdemona's room to discover her missing. He goes on a hunt to find the moor, convinced he has kidnapped her. As this happens, Iago slips away to warn Othello.
  • The moor has kidnapped my daughter!!!
  • I must make it to Othello before Brabantio. 
  • Iago finds Othello to tell him that Brabantio is coming for him, while trying to portray himself as loyal to Othello, even though he had started all of this madness. In the meantime, Cassio marches in to tell Othello the Duke needs him right away to go to war. 
  • Act 1 Scene 2
  • The Duke is asking for you Othello.
  • I am not afraid, but I must go to where the Duke is calling for me.
  • Brabantio is coming for you!!
  • Act 1 Scene 2
  • I will fight you!!
  • At this time I must go to the Duke, for he is requesting me.
  • You have taken and poisoned my daughter, for she wouldn't go with someone of your kind! I shall follow you!
  • Act 1 Scene 3
  • Othello commands Iago to retrieve Desdemona. As Desdemona is coming, Othello describes the stories he told that made her fall in love. Brabantio declares if Desdemona loves Othello, he will stop the accusations. Desdemona confesses her love to Othello and Brabantio wants nothing to do with her. 
  • I must be faithful to my husband, for I love him.
  • I can understand why she fell in love with Othello.
  • Since Desdemona loves him, I won't accuse Othello anymore. For I am ashamed!!
  • Act 1 Scene 3
  • I hate Othello's guts, for the rumor I know will destroy his love. Though this rumor may not be true, just the thought of it is good enough for me to want revenge.
  • As Brabantio enters, Iago still plays as if he will fight Brabantio for Othello, to show his fake worthy to him. Brabantio insults Othello, claiming his daughter would never disobey her father unless magic was done on her. As Othello explains the Duke needs him, Brabantio proceeds to pursue him by following him to the Duke's.
  • Iago plans on telling Othello that Cassio has been sleeping with his wife, Desdemona. He will spend everything he has to make sure Desdemona and Othello's relationship is destroyed.  
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