At the celebration of the victory over the Turks, Iago gets Cassio drunk, and then has Roderigo confront Cassio about the so-called love between him and Desdemona. Cassio starts to fight Roderigo, and then turns his attention to another soldier, and wounds him, but not fatally. Othello wakes up from the noise, and, angry with Cassio, fires him from his position. Iago suggests to the humiliated Cassio that he ask Desdemona to help him regain his position. Iago plots another move in his plan, and decides to tell Othello that Cassio seeks help from Desdemona because they are lovers.
Othello: Novel Summary: Act 2 Scene 2