“Molière is not only ridiculing the beliefs of real-life bigots in the society in which he lived, more than that, he is making a forceful statement by comic means about habits of thought common to bigoted thinkers in every age, people who use authority of church or political party as the justification for anti-social attitudes or inhuman activities”.
This suggests that Molière isn’t attacking religion as a whole, but particular individuals who abuse religion and defy the object of ‘faith’. Therefore, In order to assess to what degree Molière is attacking the Catholic Church in the play, it is important to analyse the characters within the play, and whether they are hypocrites or true believers. If... [continues]
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