Othello Act 1 Character Profiles
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Brabantio is an old, rich Venician senator who is friends with Othello.
In Act 1, Barbantio learns that Othello has secretly married his daughter, Desdemona. He confronts Othello and wants him thrown in jail for tricking her into marrying him.
"Aye, to me. She [Desdemona] is abused, stol'n from me, and corrupted by spells and medicines bought of mountebanks. For nature so prepost' rousely to err, being so deficient, blind, or lane of sense. Sans witchcraft could not." (1.3.61-66)
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