Othello character list

Brabantio Venetian senator, father of Desdemona
Gratiano a noble Venetian, brother to Brabantio
Lodovico a noble Venetian, kinsman to Brabantio
Roderigo a Venetian gentleman, tricked into giving Iago all his possessions to “buy” Desdemona’s love
Othello “The Moor,” a general in the service of Venice. Runs off with Desdemona and is appointed to Cyprus, eventually believes via Iago that Desdemona is unfaithful and kills her
Cassio Othello’s lieutenant, tries to regain his reputation after getting drunk and stabbing the former governor of Cyprus
Iago Othello’s ancient; believes Othello slept with his wife and wants revenge. Tricks Roderigo, Othello, and Cassio
Montano Governor of Cyprus, stabbed by Cassio
Desdemona daughter of Brabantio and wife of Othello. Is in love and loyal to Othello, and is confused when he turns against her
Emilia Wife of Iago, is loyal to him and does what he tells her to do to prove that. Doesn’t know of Iago’s plan until Desdemona is killed
Bianca Prostitute, mistress of Cassio

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