Act 1 Scene 3. In this scene there is a confrontation between Berbantio and Othello. Briefly describe the circumstances that have led to this situation.

6 line answer for 3 marks. must include elopement, describe the actions, the intense love, why it was necessary. Speak about Berbantios feelings and actions.

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Brabantio again accuses Othello of bewitching his daughter, and airs his racism-based views. He is not against the match because of any incompatibility of the couple; he thinks that nature has made some mistake, because of the mixed race of the couple. His metaphor of his grief as a flood, that "engluts and swallows other sorrows, and is still itself," means that he feels very strongly on this issue. His strong objection foreshadows a confrontation between him and his daughter; and, if Desdemona does choose to stay with Othello, it seems likely that she will risk her father's love.