just_discover (just_discover) wrote in bookish,

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Life imitating Art?

I'm here to ask a slightly strange question, one that might make you think I'm weird and send you running for the hills.

Or, more conversely, make you think you're not weird :]

So recently I was reading Shakespeare's Othello. If you haven't read/seen it, to cut a long story short (and to not reveal too much) it is largely centred around the theme of jealousy; Iago's jealousy of Cassio's position as Othello's right hand man, Othello's jealousy of Cassio as he assumes he is having and affair with his wife...... You get the idea.

So, I was at the bit when Othellos jealousy starts to bubble with Iago's nagging, and I went out, ended up in my local supermarket crying thinking my boyfriend was cheating on me... Am I insane? (Perhaps)

It was all sorted out and I realised I was a fool, but I went home and read some more and got to the part where Iago and Othello are discussing the green eyed monster, and it made me smile, and I wondered if sub consciously reading about all the jealousy sort of took over my emotions?

Has anyone had an experience like this/ want to diagnose me as clinically insane?

:] x

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