My Rating: 5 stars
Another brilliant play by William Shakespeare, this time focusing on the destructive power of jealousy, lack of communication, suspicion, insecurity and the grave repercussions of it all. A villain with a great power of manipulation, using that power to fuel jealousy in Othello to get that his revenge.
On the contrary of what I was expecting from the main character, Othello revealed himself to be a petty and very insecure man that didn't really understand the meaning of trust. His insecurity reveals itself to be fatal when Iago starts to poison his mind against his wife, motivated by jealousy of his friend's life, status and his marriage. Unfortunately for Othello, he misinterprets every move of his faithful wife as a sign of treason and understands too late his fatal mistake, that his unreasonable suspicion fell on the wrong person.
I must say that my favourite character his Iago in this play. He is a complex character and I did enjoy that he won in the end, proving that good doesn't always triumph over evil and that there are consequences when we act on the influence of others.
Hope you find an idea for your next reading here.