Act I, Scene II-Detailed Summary of Othello: "Othello" by William Shakespeare

Scene II

Here Iago, after provoking Brabantio, has joined Othello. He is now provoking him against Brabantio:

"Though in the trade of war I have slain men,
Yet do I hold it very stuff o' the conscience
To do no contrived murder".

Othello says it is better that Iago did not fight. But Iago tries to add fuel. He says that Brabantio is very influential and may get Othello some harm. But Othello asks him to ignore and says:

"Let him do his spite:
My services which I have done the signiory
Shall out-tongue his complaints".

They see light and Iago asks Othello to hide. But Othello does not listen to him:

"Not I I must be found:
My parts, my title and my perfect soul
Shall manifest me rightly".

Cassio and other soldiers appear on the scene. They tell Othello that the Duke has called for him on some important matter relating to Cyprus. Othello thanks that he is found by Cassio. When they are moving to the house of the Duke, Brabantio and his men appear.

Brabantio accuses Othello of using charms and magic on his fair daughter. Othello says he can satisfy his questions but the senator wants him arrested. The officers inform him that Othello is asked for by the Duke for some pressing state affair. Then all of them move to the house of the Duke.