Posted by Juan on .
What evidence is there that Othello may have been a Mexican?
Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. A Mexican may have played Othello but if you are referring to Shakespeare's Othello: A Christian Moor and general of the armies of Venice.
P.S. Perhaps you would like a definition of the word "Moor:"
Main Entry: Moor
Etymology: Middle English More, from Middle French, from Latin Maurus inhabitant of Mauretania
Date: 14th century
1 : one of the Arab and Berber conquerors of Spain
2 : BERBER
- Moor·ish /-ish/ adjective
I googled Othello Shakespeare Mexican and came up with nothing useful. A Mexican at the time that Shakespeare wrote this play -- 1621 -- was a native American -- an Indian.
This article discusses Othello's race and concludes he was African. Note that the references are all to Africa, not to the New World.