• Tartuffe
    Tartuffe The play that I attended was Tartuffe by Moliere. This was a seventeenth century french comedy. The play was very interesting to watch. It proceeded all my expectations because I though it was going to be a boring play. However, I found it to be very excited because it kept you wondering...
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  • Moliere's Tartuffe and the Religious Hypocrisy
    Moliere's Tartuffe and the Religious Hypocrisy  Moliere's Tartuffe is a satire based on religious hypocrisy. Every character is essential in Tartuffe. All of the characters play an important role, but it is easy to say that Tartuffe and Orgon are the main characters. First, we must know the definition...
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  • Authority and Kingship in Comedy and Tradgedy
    a tragedy and one should be a comedy. In this essay I will be comparing the representation of Kingship and authority in the two plays; Hamlet and Tartuffe. I will explore similarities and differences and give potential reasons for these. I will also discuss reasons for the differences between that of...
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  • Tartuffe, Religion
    The context surrounding the period in which Tartuffe was written in, the 17th Century is remembered as being a time of extreme power for the French Monarchy. King Louis XIV and Cardinal Richelieu transformed France’s feudal monarchy to an absolute monarchy. What must also be noted about this time is...
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  • Enlightenment Satire Essay
    Enlightenment Satire Essay 1. Name two themes for the play. Discuss how Moliere develops each. The play Tartuffe written by Moliere depicts two fundamental themes, Hypocrisy and Deception. Tartuffe is a satire of the religious fanaticism and hypocrisy and deception were the major ideas that Moliere was...
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  • The Enlightment
    ignorance. Orgon in Moliere’s, Tartuffe, exemplifies the idea of ignorance, due to the fact he is ignorant of Tartuffe’s true character. DORINE: “There was that headache Madame had the day you left. Well, it got really bad. She had a fever”. ORGON: “And Tartuffe?" DORINE: “He’s fine- Rosy nose...
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  • Tartuffe
    Orgon Discussion In Tartuffe, Orgon is having his daughter marry a man that’s not who he seems to be. Although Orgon is easily fooled he becomes overly obsessed at how “perfect” Tartuffe is. This obsession continues to grow until it is finally mastered by Elmire. In the first act we learn how unnatural...
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  • Tartuffe Study Guide
    Tartuffe Questions Acts I-V Act I 1. Madame Pernelle is leaving because she is dissatisfied how everyone in the household is not paying attention to what she says because they are constantly chattering on and on. 2. Madame Pernelle is dissatisfied with Dorine because she is chatty, is “too...
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  • Tartuffe
    Jean-Baptiste Poquelin , famous by his pseudonym Moliere , is regarded as one of the fathers of modern comedy . One of his finest works is the play Tartuffe ' also known as the hypocrite . The play is undeniably one of the most humorous classics . However , there is nothing funny about the message that...
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  • Tartuffe Summary
    In Tartuffe, written by Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere, a man named Tartuffe fools Orgon, the wealthy head of the household. Orgon takes in Tartuffe and treats him as if he was of blood relation and is blinded by the façade he puts on of being a good, moral, and righteous man. In reality, Tartuffe...
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  • Tartuffe
    seen as an absolute mockery, often punishable to an extreme extent. This was especially true concerning powerful figures and organizations. Moliere’s Tartuffe is a specific example of a writing that was censored initially, due to its controversial parody of a certain religious faith. In modern day, we see...
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  • Injustice in Tartuffe
    ustice and Injustice in Tartuffe A theme of the play Tartuffe is justice. Justice, or the lack of justice, can be seen in the relationship between father and son, father and daughter, and guest and host. Lacanian philosophy, which focuses on language and the conflict that the male feels due to...
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  • Moliere's Tartuffe
    powerful than those of satire, and nothing will reform most men better than the depiction of their faults"(Moliere's preface to Tartuffe). Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere's play Tartuffe caused much controversy on its release upon the reigning king of France at that time. This comedy of greed, lust, deceit,...
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  • Tartuffe
    The comedy Tartuffe, written by Jean-Babtiste Moliere, is undoubtedly a satire; the question is what is the poem a satire of: the Catholic religion itself, or the hypocrites within the Church and their corruption? I believe the latter to be the focus of Moliere's commentary. It is apparent throughout...
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  • moliere assignment
     In Molière’s play Tartuffe, Orgon takes in a man he sees as a good Christian man, Tartuffe. This man hits on Elmire, Orgon’s wife, behind Orgon’s back and his loyalty and true character start to show. Orgon’s son, Damis witnesses the betrayal and tries to expose Tartuffe for the fraud he is, but...
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  • Tartuffe
    Analysis Form Name ______________________________________Date:_oct 19, 2009___________ 1) Title of the Play: Tartuffe 2) Significance of the title? (What does it refer to)? Tartuffe refers to a hypocrite and/or impostor that exaggerate his religious virtue. ------------------------------------------------- ...
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  • Tartuffe
    neoclassic comedy, Tartuffe, is a prime example of his expertise in the comedic technique. The plot is one that keeps the reader or viewer interested and aware. It begins with Madame Pernell visiting her son's house and reprimanding all of them but their boarder, Tartuffe. She believes Tartuffe is a man of...
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  • Reason vs Ignorance
    and the ability to reason. In the text Tartuffe and Reply to Sor Filotea, we encounter characters that have a bad sense of judgment and are competing with the ones who are reasonable. Both texts were convincing in showing who made sense and who did not. In Tartuffe, Molière subtitled the play as “The...
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  • Molière’s Impostor of the Age of Enlightenment
    3). Moliere’s play Tartuffe, through the actions of his characters demonstrates that human gullibility, hypocrisy, and corruption were a major part of the Church during this period. The character Orgon is a good man, with selfish ways too foolish and gullible to see that Tartuffe is a religious hypocrite...
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  • Tartuffe Explication
    In the first two acts of Tartuffe, Orgon is fooled into believing the Tartuffe is a religious and honest man. Although Orgon is very gullible, the other family members in the house are not so easily fooled. Through Tartuffe’s actions the others are able to see his true nature. The trickery continues...
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