Analysis: Steaminess Rating
Exactly how steamy is this story?
Sex there is not, but there's plenty of pining and frustration. Mariane and Valère are in love, but there are obstacles at every turn. Tartuffe really wants Elmire, so much so that he can't help but fondle…her clothing, and demand proof of her (fake) love for him. Nothing ever comes of it though, and thank goodness for that.