Well, I know that Cassio loves Desdemona. I also know that she loves him too. But what’s a bit of exaggeration, eh?! Honest Iago. I mean, I love her too. I’d especially like to bed her as revenge for Othello bedding Emilia. Wife for wife, know what I’m saying?
But let’s be honest – Othello’s in the way. He’s loving, noble and true, and there’s no way his wife would ever cheat on him with either Cassio or myself. So instead, just in case I can’t sleep with Desdemona, I’ve encouraged Roderigo to have an argument with Cassio. That’ll stir up enough chaos that Othello will suspect Desdemona of infidelity and start to become jealous. He’ll start to rely on me more and reward me. Time to make the Moor mad.
Hahaha. I tell Roderigo to fill his purse with money but really, he is my purse, my fool. I don’t give a crap what he wants or whether this is going to help him; all of this is for my profit only. Because I hate Othello and I want revenge. I have heard rumours that he bedded my wife; I don’t know if that’s true but to be honest, it’s fuel enough to light my fire.
I want revenge.
How can I do this? It’s easy. Othello trusts me – “Oh, honest Iago”, he says – so he’ll swallow anything I tell him. Cassio is beautiful, well-mannered; the kind of man who makes women be unfaithful. I’ll tell Othello then that Cassio and Desdemona are, well, a little too close, should I say. Aha, there we have it! I cannot wait for hell and night to bring this plan into the light of day.
So, it’s that time of year; I’m coming to the very end of my degree. And to finish it with a bang, I’ve decided to undertake an exciting creative project for the module on Shakespeare that I am currently studying.
That’s right, I’m running my own Shakespeare play… With a twist. I’m going to be putting on an interactive production of Othello on Twitter, no less!
So, as a number of you know, I have been set some challenges to complete for charity over the 12 Days of Christmas. Sally set me a challenge to post two book reviews: one of my favourite book I’ve read this year, and one of my least favourite.
As an English Literature student, I really appreciate this challenge: firstly because it forces me to review all of the books I’ve read this year (which is a lot, but still not enough) and secondly gives me an excuse to write about novels in a non-academic style. I haven’t done this in a while, so forgive me if they’re not very well-written… Anyway, here goes.
So after trying pole fitness at the beginning of the summer and absolutely loving it, I decided that I’d like to try some more new sports. So to end my 2014 with a bang, I thought it would be cool to give skiing a go for the first time in my life.
Over the summer, I made the difficult decision to have to step down from some of my editorial positions before I start my finals this year (tomorrow, actually). I decided that holding six editorial positions was a little too much commitment if I want to do really well in my academic work, so for once, I put my degree first (I know, I’m just as surprised as you are). So today is my final day in my positions at the Student Journals, Kettle Magazine and Eat More Cake Magazine.
So here are a few small goodbyes – I’ll try not to cry!