Othello by William Shakespeare
rating: 3 of 5 stars
I haven't read Shakespeare since high school--sad but true. I'm glad that Corinne's book group decided to read Shakespeare though, because I think it is good for me to get out of my comfort zone every once in awhile, especially reading a tragedy!
Iago is Othello's right hand man, and is jealous that he was passed up for promotion by Cassio. Iago decides to get back at Othello by making him believe that Othello's new wife, Desdemona, is having an affair with Cassio. I seriously wanted to strangle Emilia, Iago's wife, for her part in unwittingly helping Iago to pull everything off.
Reading Shakespeare, for me, is like reading Old Testament scripture. I was actually pleased that I knew what was going on, but I know I definitely missed a lot of nuance.