othello act 1

othello act 1

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  • In this scene Roderigo is arguing with Iago about his failure to get Desdemona to marry him. This scene is important to the plot because the audience learns that Roderigo and Iago both despise Othello and they are working together to take something away from him or ruin his life.
  • "I follow him to save my turn upon him. "
  • In this scene Roderigo and Iago go to Brabanzio's house to inform him that Othello and Desdemona have gotten married. It contributes to the plot because it gets Brabanzio to dislike Othello too. From this scene forward Iago starts to put his plan into play in causing Othello problems.
  • "I am one, sir, that comes to tell you your daughter and the Moor are making the beast with two backs."
  • Here Iago arrives with Othello to warn him that Brabantio knows about the marriage and he will do anything in his power to get them a divorce. This contributes to the plot because the audience finds out that Iago is a two faced coward, that is playing Roderigo and Othello in his favor. It also contributed to the plot because it helped Iago realize Othello's personality which he will utilize against him, and it showed how Othello wanted to be with Desdemona no matter what her father thought.
  • "Let him do his spite. My services which I have done the signiory. Shall out-tongue his complaints."
  • "She is abused, stol'n from me, and corrupted. By spells and med'cines bought of mountebanks,.."
  • In this scene Barbantio goes to the duke to "incriminate" Othello of getting married to Desdemona by using witchcraft or by drugging her. This contributes to the plot because it starts to shows the problems that Othello will have to face by marrying Desdemona. This scene also shows the confidence and trust that the duke has towards Othello.
  • Here Desdemona enters the room and confirms that she and Othello are married at her own will. at this point Brabantio knows that he if fighting a lost cause so he drops the subject. This contributes to the plot because this means that Iago ans Roderigo's plan to separate Othello and Desdemona failed. it also showcased Desdemona's disloyalty to her father and her confidence in speaking up for herself.
  • "I am hitherto your daughter, but here's my husband, .... So much I challenge that i may profess. Due to the Moor my lord."
  • "But for my sport and profit. I hate the Moor, And it is thought abroad that 'twixt my sheets. He's done my office. I know not if't be true, But I, for mere suspicion in that kind, Will do as if for surety... "
  • In the last part of scene 3 act 1 Iago is left alone and he has a soliloquy. Iago talks to himself about his motifs and justifications for trying to destroy Othello's life, he also explains how he plans to do this. This contributes to the plot because Iago is trying to justify his revenge on Othello based on something that Othello did not do. It also gives the audience an insight into Iago's personality and morality.
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