Montano, the island’s governor, watches a storm. He says that the Turkish fleet of ships could not survive the storm.
Iago criticises women in general saying that they are deceptive and hypocritical.
Othello arrives safely and greets Desdemona He then thanks the Cypriots for their welcome and hospitality, and orders Iago to unload the ship.
All but Roderigo and Iago head to the castle to celebrate the drowning of the Turks.
Iago tells Roderigo that Desdemona will soon grow tired of being with Othello .He convinces him of Cassio’s ill intentions and convinces Roderigo to start a quarrel with Cassio that evening.
"I’ll have our Michael Cassio on the hip, Abuse him to the Moor in the right garb"
Iago explains his actions to the audience in a soliloquy. Iago says that Roderigo’s accusation of Cassio will make Othello suspect his lieutenant of sleeping with his wife and torture Othello to madness.