Act 2, Scene 1

Iago begrudingly compliments Othello. Cite the line and explain the significance of this admittance.

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Iago credits Othello with being constant (reliable), loving, and good natured. This is significant because he is willing to see and admit Othello has good qualities, all while planning to destroy him.

"The Moor, howbeit that I endure him not, Is of a constant, loving, noble nature..."