Othello: Novel Summary: Act 1 Scene 1

Iago and Roderigo are talking, and Iago tells Cassio that Othello has passed him over for a promotion and Cassio, another soldier, has received it.  Iago decides to tell Brabantio, a Venice senator, that his daughter Desdemona has eloped with Othello.  Roderigo eagerly joins him, having been turned down as a suitor by Desdemona.  They wake Brabantio up in the middle of the night, and, very angrily, he forms an armed mob of family and friends to find Othello and rescue his daughter.