The Purpose of this Blog

Your task on this blog is to write a brief summary of what we learned in class today. Include enough detail so that someone who was ill or missed the lesson can catch up with what they missed. Over the course of the term, these 'class scribe' posts will grow to be a guide book for the course, written by students for students.

With each post ask yourself the following questions:
1) Is this good enough for our guide book?
2) Will your post enable someone who wasn't here to catch up?
3) Would a graphic/video/link help to illustrate what we have learned?

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Is Iago homosexual?

Hi :D

We started this lesson by firstly discussing whether or not Iago could possibly be gay.

Many came to the judgment that he probably isn’t, as even though he constantly states his “love” for Othello this could be to only deceive him more rather then showing his actual feelings. Sir asked us the question whether Iago may be jealous of Othello’s love towards Cassio.

We had this discussion in order to understand that there are many different interpretations of the play, as many readers create different meanings of the text. This is one of the AO criteria meaning that it should be included in your coursework answer. What should also be included is information on views of the time the play was written, such as women and black people.

We then (due to the fact that it was Eid and not all the class was in) watched Othello the movie.

The End

P.s I’m such a awesome student I wasn’t even told to do this.

Esmeralda ;)


  1. well remembered to post a blog !

    The movie we watched was another of the many interpretations (mentioned in blog) for Shakespeare's Othello.

  2. oooh WELL DONE!! Esmeralda.your post was actually helpful and :( not fair you watched the movie.

  3. Didn't think Iago was homosexual, but the movie changed my thoughts a bit.


  4. Wow.. I would never in a million years assume that Iago was homosexual, but based on what you have posted I can understand why an audience could perceive that Iago was gay.

    He's such a fascinating character..

    Excellent post Esmerelda, was very concise!


  5. it's just so weird to think of Iago being a homosexualy.... never came into my mind untill we watched the play. I personally believe sir gave us that dilemma to look at different perspectives of the play.

    Chris W

  6. That little touchy touchy scene underneath the wagon may have swayed my opinion towards the homosexual aspect of Iago.

    Roman A

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  8. good blog we didn`t do much that lesson