Othello Act II, Scenes 1-3 Summary and Analysis

William Shakespeare

Act II, Scenes 1-3 Summary and Analysis

Act II, Scene 1
New Characters:

Montano: Governor of Cyprus

Two Gentlemen: converse with the governor

A third Gentlemen: brings news of the Turkish fleet

Emilia: wife to Iago; attendant to Desdemona

Summary
At a seaport in Cyprus, near the harbor, Montano and two gentlemen discuss the storm raging off the coast. A third gentleman enters with news that the storm has destroyed the Turkish fleet and that Michael Cassio has arrived. Cassio enters, expressing hopes for Othello’s safe arrival in Cyprus. A messenger arrives with the news of the arrival of another ship, and Cassio directs the second gentleman to find out whose it is. The second gentleman...

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