Shakespeare's Othello spoilers: random Cassio opinion piece. Show more
Cassio, of Shakespeare's Othello, is an idiot.
He's just been demoted from his position as lieutenant by General Othello, due to stabbing the (former) Governor of Cyprus in a fit of drunken rage.
After this, Iago (the big bad, who got Cassio drunk in the first place, and wants revenge on everyone) advises him to ask Desdemona (Othello's wife, and a very nice person) to convince Othello to reinstate his place.