Roderigo is the secondary antagonist of Othello.
Role in the Play Edit
On a street in Venice, Iago and Roderigo are arguing. Roderigo has given Iago a large sum of money to help him win the hand of Desdemona. However, Desdemona has recently eloped and married Othello, a Moorish general. Roderigo is annoyed and upset at Iago for not being able to solve his predicament. Iago assures Roderigo that he hates Othello and explains how he was passed over for a promotion to a lieutenant.