Othello’s lieutenant in the Venetian defence forces. Cassio accompanied Othello as his friend when he was courting Desdemona. He is popular and well spoken. Iago eventually convinces Othello that Cassio is Desdemona’s lover. Cassio is appointed governor of Cyprus after Othello’s death.
‘She is a most fresh and delicate creature’
‘Reputation, reputation, reputation!’
‘I have lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial’
‘I never knew a Florentine more kind and honest’
‘I marry her? what! a customer!…ha, ha, ha!’
‘Tis such another fitchew! marry, a perfumed one’
‘He was great of heart’