In Shakespeare's Othello, was the character of Iago gay?
During Shakespeare's time, the issue of being "gay" was not treated the same way as it is today. What is also different is the fact that strong friendships between men were not stigmatized as gay the way they might be now. Male characters could say that they loved their friends without anyone thinking anything was unusual. Declaring love for a friend was a declaration of loyalty, and it was quite common for one man to say that he loved...
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