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

Othello Summary Act V Scene I

Iago has taken Roderigo along to the lodgings of Cassio. He wants Cassio to die because this way he will rid of all the troubles he is likely to have if Cassio replaces Othello afterwards.

"if Cassio do remain,
He hath a daily beauty in his life
That makes me ugly; and, besides, the Moor
May unfold me to him; there stand I in much peril:
No, he must die."

Cassio injures Roderigo when he attacks him. Upon this, Iago attacks from behind and wounds the leg of Cassio. Then he runs away. Both Cassio and Roderigo keep on crying for help and eventually Gratiano and Lodovico hear their shouts of help.

Iago moves with them and stabs Roderigo, calling him villain. While he attends Cassio with pretence of friendly love and care. At that moment, Bianca enters the scene. She is crying for Cassio. But Iago asks others that he doubts her to be part of the plot.

He almost arrests Bianca in suspicion of being involved into the murderous attach on Cassio.