| Othello (1603) |
When a man is skipped over for a promotion, he becomes angry at the man who did not promote him. Thus, Iago plots his revenge on Othello, his general and also on Cassio, the man who got his promotion. His intention was to make Cassio lose all respect, and trick Othello into killing his wife.
Male Bashing: Women in this play are portrayed as pure, while the men are portrayed as jealous (Iago and Othello) or vain (Cassio, when he's fired, all he can think of is his reputation). Iago believes that his wife is sleeping around, which may or may not be true. Also, late in the play, Emilia, Iago's wife, makes her opinions of men known, though Iago does the same thing in act two.
All in all, I liked it. It's about a man who put his trust into the wrong man, and Shakespeare delves into Iago deeply. It is Iago's play. Othello is just along for the ride.
- Reviewed by: UrLtlButterFly
Rated: There are two murders and one suicide.
Duration: Approximately two hours