I follow him to serve my turn upon him
"I follow him to serve my turn upon him."
In the opening of this tragedy, on a warm night in Venice, we
hear a conversation between Roderigo and Iago, the latter being one
of literature's most notorious villains. In this scene, Roderigo
tells Iago how upset he is by the fact that Desdemona, with whom he
is in love, has eloped with Othello, the great Moorish general.
Iago is a soldier under Othello's command, but he hates his leader
and wishes revenge for the promotion of Cassio over himself as
high-ranking lieutenant. He admits to Roderigo that he only
continues in Othello's service because he wants to plot against
him, and he encourages Roderigo to join in the plot as this will
gain him the hand of Desdemona. In this scene, Iago begins to move
into play the pieces of a conspiracy which will lead to ultimate