scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 714
Less is Moor Othello in William Shakespeares Othello is one of the most interesting characters in Shakespeares dramas He enjoys the reputation of one of Venices most able generals The Moors military might puts him in a class by himself in the same way his heritage distinguishes him from his Venetian peers These are the intrinsic characteristics of Othello An important characteristic that hasnt been explored is the Moors sexual disorder - impotency Othellos sexual impotence curbs the consummation of his marriage to Desdemona as the two never experience sexual intimacy After murdering his wife the Moor says cold cold my girl Even in thy Chastity Vii273-4 This final word chastity calls what actually happens in their bedroom into question By saying Desdemona is chaste one can assume that Othello is admitting that he and his wife never consummated their marriage Other passages from the play show that this is the case When Othello arrives in Cyprus he invites his wife to their bedroom for the second time Come my dear love The purchase made the fruits are to ensue that profits yet to come tween me and you IIiii8-10 In these lines the reader learns that Othello and Desdemona have not consummate their marriage on their wedding night The word purchase is referencing Othellos ownership of Desdemona by means of the wedding itself in Iiii 10 Says that this profit Othellos and Desdemonas wedding night has yet to come tween One can conclude that their only other night spent together their wedding night did not yield such profits The fruits of Othello and Desdemonas second evening together are equally nonexistent After the two retired to finally consummate their marriage Othello is interrupted by shouts of the brawl taking place outside The Moor makes the choice to leave his bed and investigate the noise in the street Neither lago Rodrigo nor Montano enters Othellos room to summon him to restore order Othello did
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA