Act III - Scene II

[A room in the castle.]

Enter Othello, Iago, and other Gentlemen.

These letters give, Iago, to the pilot;
And by him do my duties to the Senate:
That done, I will be walking on the works;
Repair there to me.
Well, my good lord, I'll do't.(5)
This fortification, gentlemen, shall we see't?
We'll wait upon your lordship.



  1. Othello asks Iago to deliver letters to the ship captain who will in turn report to the Venetian Senate. By “walking on the works,” Othello means that he will be visiting and surveying the fortifications, preparing for battle. The purpose of this short scene is to heighten the plot’s tension.

    — Zachary, Owl Eyes Editor