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Iago's brazen assertions and Roderigo's timorous apologies for awakening Brabantio are  finally effective. Brabantio comprehends what Iago and Roderigo are saying and, in fact,  recalls a dream that foretold of just such a calamity. Dreams and omens of this sort are  common in literature of this time and create the sense that fate somehow has a hand in the  tragic events about to follow. As Brabantio moves into action, calling for more lights and arousing members of his  household, Iago steals away, but not before explaining his reasons for doing so: It must not  be public knowledge that Iago himself is an enemy of Othello; if Iago's machinations are to  be successful, he must outwardly "show out a flag and sign of love, / Which is indeed but 
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