I was just having a scan through my blog posts when I noticed that my opinion after completing reading Othello has been deleted.
Strange! but fear not because I am about to post my opinion on it all over again.
For those of you who don’t know, Othello fell into my hands completely on accident when I was standing in a quite little second hand bookshop in Portsmouth not two months ago.
I have admitted that before reading Othello, my passion for Shakespeare was nowhere near as passionate as it is now! I was never the Shakespeare lover in my younger years. (Oh what a fool I was) Now however I simply cannot get enough of it.
Upon reading the first page of the play, I have to say that I was hooked instantly. With the cunning and conniving Iago and his counterpart Roderigo, it is safe to say that the opening act and scene does itself immense justice at creating the mood and constructing great visualization.
I found myself well drawn into the play from the get go and for me that is what I look for in a book or play. A hook! And a bloody good one at that.
Othello provided me with just that!
The thoughts and feelings that Shakespeare’s play brought out in me Is truly brilliant. I felt anger when Othello felt anger, confusion when Desdemona felt confusion, hate when witnessing conniving Iago’s scheming and love for the poor victimized Cassio!
Being twenty three and only just finding my Shakespearian roots I can honestly say that I wish I had discovered my love for him early on in adolescence! I have a lot of catching up to do but I know it’s going to be worth it.
Othello is a brilliant piece of literature that EVERYONE needs to read! seriously, its a truly beautiful piece of work!
I have one more thing to say. Thank you Shakespeare!