Othello: Novel Summary: Act 2 Scene 1

The ships of the Turks are miraculously destroyed in a storm before Othello and his forces can reach them.  They land in Cyprus, on different ships, and Desdemona has arrived first.  She greets Othello warmly.  Iago pretends to be joyful as well, but he makes some cruel jokes, for which his wife Emilia, yells at him.  Iago then speaks to Roderigo, who has sold all of his possessions and traveled to Cyprus, and convinces him that Desdemona is in love with Cassio, and Cassio should be fired from his position.  Roderigo, sick with love, believes this, and Iago gains a powerful pawn.