On 'Othello' I - The Character of Othello
Othello reminds me of Caesar; the same daystar persona inspires conspiracy and hate. Othello and Caesar's nobility and courage seem to draw vindictive hatred to them like iron filings to a magnet.
As for Desdemona, for having no trance of a shadow side in her, she is no help to Othello; their romance is a pipe dream untested against their unconscious defects. Shakespeare (I nearly said Freud) Shakespeare shows light of consciousness without shadow in Othello and Desdemona. I want to shake them both and shout "If it looks too good to be true, it probably is!"
Iago is a speaking darkness. Iago is no fallen angel; he is rather the abyss into which angels fall.