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  • Louis 14th, Lully, Moliere
    Great Impact of a King on music and theatre Sinan Erk Mutafoğlu 11149 HUM 204 Prof. Filiz Ali December 2nd, 2011 In the 17th century, France witnessed political, social and artistic facts which were triggered by the relationships between Louis the Fourteenth, Jean-Baptiste Lully and Moliere. This relationship between these...
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  • Commedia Dell' Arte and Moliere
    Commedia Dell' Arte and Moliere Commedia Dell’ Arte was a distinctive form of stage art in the 1600’s and the famous playwright Moliere furthered its acceptance and import throughout his life. Originating in Italy, the popular art form spread quickly with the aid of traveling troops. One area that was greatly affected by this form of theater was France. The French people adored this theater and made it fit in with their culture. This can be seen in an essay by Gustave Lanson when he...
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  • Enlightenment Pope and Moliere - 1296 Words
    Teachers and Entertainers of the Enlightenment Period During the Enlightenment Period authors found their roles in life were to teach and entertain their audience. In Jean-Baptist Poquelin Moliere’s Tartuffe and Alexander Pope’s An Essay on Man, both artist achieve the Enlightenment’s goal, to teach and entertain. Both writers use satire, optimism, and emphasis on reason to inform and keep the attention of their audience. There are some regards that Moliere and Pope sacrificed art,...
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  • Moliere Love Is the Doctor
    Moliere play Love is the Doctor (L'Amour Medecin) Darlene Swanagan Introduction to Literature Moliere play Love is the Doctor (L'Amour Medecin) Following his disastrous experience with Le Tartuffe and the hardly more happy fate of Dom Juan, Molière was called upon, at the shortest of notice, to provide an entertainment for the court. The result is Love's The Best Doctor. Some critics have found in it a harshness which they have regarded as symptomatic of Molière's mood at that time, but...
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  • Moliere Research Paper - 970 Words
    Fine Arts Theatre Research Paper: Moliere In all the works of theatre there has always been a list of names that created stories that transcended all other works. These stories and their authors would go on to become timeless and world renown. Among these masterful writers sits Jean-Baptiste Poquelin. His stage name however is what most people remember him by, and that name is Moliere. Jean-Baptiste Poquelin was born in Paris on January 15, 1622. His...
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  • Analyse How Moliere Uses Comedy as a Dramatic Technique in Le Tartuffe
    Set in the 17th century, Molière’s Drama, Le Tartuffe is a satirical representation of religious hypocrisy. Its comedy drives the play in a direction where the audience can not only be entertained but understand the morals which are portrayed. It is important to realise the historical context that influenced Molière’s work of Le Tartuffe in order to understand the construction of the characters and comedy portrayed. Commedia dell’arte were a group of traveling players in Italy who specialised...
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  • A critical Analysis of the Three Petitions Moliere Wrote to King Louis to Persuade Him to Lift the Ban of Tartuffe
    The play Tartuffe, by Moliere, is a work that was created to show people a flaw in their human nature. In this play Moliere targets religious hypocrites and he uses realistic characters that brings about harsh criticism by the public. The play pleased the King, but he banned it from public performance because of strong objection by officials of the Catholic Church. Moliere protested that the play get permission for a public performance by writing three petitions to the King Louis. The king was...
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  • Religious Fanaticism - 800 Words
    In Moliere's comedy Tartuffe, The play centers on the family of Orgon, a wealthy and impressionable man, his central target of ridicule is Orgon. Orgon is Moliere's character of how man can be so blind in his devotion to a belief that he cannot make a good judgement as to the sincerity of others who would use that belief to deceive him. This play fits into the concept of comedy because all of the elements of comedy are present. It happens that the title character is the...
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  • Jared Dick final exam #1
    Jared Dick 4-22-13 DE World Lit. Tartuffe Jean-Baptist Poqeulin (known by his stage name, Moliere) was a French playwright and actor who is considered to be one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature. He devoted his entire life to the creation stage of illusion, as playwright and as a an actor. At about the age of twenty-five, he joined a company of traveling players established by the bejart family; with them he toured the provinces for about twelve years. In 1658, the...
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  • Firsty and lASt PapaSR - 401 Words
    Taylor L. Swanson December/ 1/ 2013 Experiencing the Arts assignment PAS 381 Dr. Pearlie Johnson “Monsieur Baptiste, The Con Man” is an original play by Jean Baptiste Moliere; the plays script itself is originally known as "Tartuffe.” The play has been adapted into a more modern version by Roger Furman and featured at the University of Louisville’s playhouse on south 3rd street, by the African American Theatre Program (AATP), and directed by Lundeana Thomas. The play was run...
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  • Molière’s Impostor of the Age of Enlightenment
    Molière’s Impostor of the Age of Enlightenment Born in Paris, Jean-Babtiste Molière was the eldest child of Marie Cresse Poquelin and Jean Poquelin, a well-to-do upholsterer who was favored by the court (Reisman). Molière attended Jesuit College of Clermont, briefly studying law, he became a notary. Molière would inherit his father's position with the court. Molière passion for theater developed early, he met and became romantically involved with Madeleine Bejart an actress. Madeleine family...
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  • Tartuffe - 3910 Words
    Moliere Creates Modern Comedy Author: Laun, Henri Van Moliere Creates Modern Comedy 1659 The seventeenth century was the period of a very remarkable literary outburst in France, an outburst which has done much to mould French genius of more recent times. The latter part of the century, which has been called the Augustan age of France, the age of Louis XIV, has certainly been but seldom equalled in the number and variety of the writers who adorned it. Yet it owes much of its...
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  • Tartuffe - 397 Words
    Essay #2: Tartuffe’s Extreme Manners and Modes Moliere’s “Tartuffe” highlights modes and manners of various characters throughout the comedy. A character that shows a high extreme between his manners and modes is, Tartuffe. Tartuffe has many schemes and sneaky plans to destroy the domestic happiness of Orgon, the protagonists if the play. Tartuffe did and said many things in devious ways and was only able to trap Orgon and Madame Pernelle, Orgon’s mother, into his illusion. Though he did get...
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  • The Miser: Harpagon Study - 872 Words
    Harpagon practice essay: In the play The Miser , Moliere uses Harpagon as a stereotypical character to highlight the folly of human nature as seen in 17th century French society. Moliere’s use of satire for this play, places the audience in a position where through comedy the characters can address the idea of wealth and power. Harpagon is seen as a greedy old man who is obsessed with his strongbox throughout the play and it is through his interactions with the other characters that his miserly...
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  • Zerbinette from "Les Fourberies de Scapin"
    Zerbinette In the play “Les fourberies de Scapin” by Moliere a brilliant in tricks server named Scapin lies and plays the other characters against each other to help two young couples, his masters son and their neighbors son, convince their fathers to not break apart their engagements. One character I found entertaining is Zerbinette who is the young girl Leandre is engaged to. Zerbinette was kidnapped at the age of four and raised by gypsies living on the streets. At the end of the...
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  • Tartuffe Summary - 747 Words
    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 is a hypocrite and a self-righteous one at that. The only people who notice Tartuffe’s façade are everyone but Orgon and he will not listen to their complaints. As the play progresses Orgon keeps...
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  • Moliere's Tartuffe - 985 Words
    The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword "The most forceful lines of a serious moral statement are usually less 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, hypocrisy, devotion, ardor, and truth had to be rewritten three times before the...
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  • Major vs. Minor - 883 Words
    Major vs. Minor If there were no interaction or conflict between the major and minor characters most stories would not be worth reading fiction or nonfiction. Most people like drama that is why there are a lot dramatic show on television now because they will get massive numbers of viewers. There was plenty of dramatic interaction between the characters in some of the works we read; actually the ones that I liked were the dramatic ones. The drama is like an action film you can wait to see...
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  • Is Moderation Better Than Excess?
    Is Moderation Really Better Than Excess? Is moderation really better than excess? I believe so. How else are we to learn the measure of worth if we have too much of it. Now, there are some things that you can almost never have too much of, and the number one is money. Having money is lovely, but having too much can be unhappy. There is a saying that I grew up hearing, “More Money, equals More Problems!” Could not be truer. It’s always nice to have the moderated version so that you can do...
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  • Discuss the Different Poetic Techniques, Themes, and the Uses of Language in the Poetry of Shakespeare, Blake, Whitman, Dickinson, Frost, and Rich.
    Each of the woman from the plays has different personalities, weakness, position and of the importance. The woman come from different background and context, job titles of being a maid to becoming a Queen. Also, by portraying these females show how life were for them during their time. What type of power did they have over there male counterparts and could they voice their opinion. Jocasta was the queen of Thebes and the wife of King Laius. Jocasta and Laius received a prophecy that lauis...
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  • Tartuffe - 934 Words
    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 Tartuffe that Moliere has an admiration for religion, as practiced by genuinely pious and humble individuals. Cleante is a character who personifies rationality throughout the play. His...
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  • Character Analysis in Tartuffe - 888 Words
    Andrea Gismond 9/25/12 World Lit Reason Vs Passion In the play Tartuffe by Jean-Baptiste Moliere, the characters within the story are mostly driven either by reason or by passion. The two characters that stand out the most as being either the most passionate or reasonable are the servant, Dorine and the father of the house, Orgon. The views of these two characters are completely opposite, which result in the arguing of the two throughout the story. Although Dorine is able to provide evidence...
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  • Tartuffe Study Guide - 326 Words
    Tartuffe Study Guide Know the reasons some people became enemies of Moliere Know who influenced Molière as a playwright. The hypocrite, the blustering youth, the clever servant, and the timid young girl are all examples of what kind of characters in drama? Where are the above found today? Why was Tartuffe controversial? What did Moliere claim to be mocking in this play? In the opening scene, what are the reasons Madame Pernelle is upset? Understand how...
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  • Tartuffe - 2218 Words
    Theme of Deception in Tartuffe Throughout time, man has used many forms of deception to get what they want. Moliere’s play Tartuffe is a classical story about deception and how a “mask” is used to hide someone’s true intentions. Moliere applies the idea of a mask and a theme of deception to exploit the power struggles within a traditional household. The character Tartuffe employs deception so he can achieve social and economical standings while Elmire, Mariane, and Dorine use deception to...
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  • Tartuffe and Hypocrisy - 1491 Words
    Ray Marsh English 204-I Research Paper May 5, 2014 Tartuffe and Hypocrisy In the play Tartuffe, Moliere comically portrays how religious hypocrites preyed on innocent individuals of the French society for their own benefits to demonstrate how corrupt a theocratic government can get. Moliere uses common characters to effectively illustrate his argument. Tartuffe...
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  • Tartuffe - 583 Words
    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 the beginning of the relationship is when all Orgon could do is rave about Tartuffe. It was to the point that there was absolutely nothing wrong with Tartuffe in the eyes of Orgon. In act 1...
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  • Analysis of Tartuffe based on Aristotelian Methods
    Given CircumstancesThe given circumstances of Tartuffe are few, yet they are essential to the reading of the script. The time of Tartuffe is displayed through several ways: while no specific time is ever mentioned, we know that the play takes place sometime after 1640 because the currency mentioned (the Louis) was established in 1640. And since now specific time references are mentioned, we can assume the play takes in 'modern times' i.e. during the time it was written (the 1660's). The action...
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  • Tartuffe: Truth and Religious Teachings
    Dana Epstein Professor Morris ENG 2850 TR54C October 13, 2009 The Illusions That Define Us: Appearance versus Reality “Men in general judge more from appearances than from reality. All men have eyes, but few have the gift of penetration.” That quote by Nicollo Machiavelli is simply defined as, what you see is not always what you get and few men have the gift of being able to see through an appearance. In Tartuffe and Monkey, appearances are far from reality in many instances. Even...
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  • Definition of a True Hero - 1509 Words
    Elizabeth Pena English 2302 Dr. Charlie Scott 02 November 2012 Essay 1: Definition of a True, Authentic Hero In my eyes, a true, authentic hero is someone with firm courage, nobility, faith, valor, hope, motivation, and bravery. It is someone who devotes time to help others and can truly be admired, one who fights or does things for a good cause. Being a hero means to be the one who steps forward and strives to do what is right, rather than what he/she finds pleasant, convenient, or just...
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  • Extreme and Moderate Character of Tartuffe
    Extreme and Moderate Characters in Tartuffe In Moliére's Tartuffe (Moiré 1664), the reader is able to see a great contrast of Extreme and Moderate characters. Extreme characters being those who are seen as over the top, or very passionate people, and the moderate characters having a more calm and subtle approach to ideas. The extreme characters in this case would be Madam Pernelle, Orgon, Tartuffe, and Dorine. The moderate characters are seen as Cleante and Elmire. One of the characters...
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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 of satire. According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, satire is defined as "literary work holding up human vices and follies to ridicule or scorn" ("satire"). In other words, a satire...
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  • Women's wisdom in Tartuff. Essay looks at the wits of each character and how they used their wisdom within the pay
    Moliere's comedy Tartuffe depicts women who can be described as straightforward, bold-spirited, witty, and loyal. In Tartuffe Dorine and Elmire displayed well-developed, independent and intelligent characters while Madame Pernelle and Mariane weren't as well developed intellectually in the play as Dorine and Elmire. In the play Tartuffe, Dorine and Elmire challenged the masculine role model Orgon to preserve the traditional way of life. Dorine takes on a masculine characteristics and attitudes...
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  • Tartuffe - 1007 Words
    Moliere's 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 astounding character. The members of the house, however, disagree and say that Tartuffe is deceitful and a fraud. After Madam Pernell leaves, Dorine and Cleante, the maid and the...
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  • The Book of Tartuffe - 1437 Words
    The Book of Tartuffe Marissa Stangl There are two things that you never talk about with people: politics and religion. The reasons behind this are quite simple. Everyone has different opinions, and we hate arguing with people. But what if someone had the courage to talk about it? Then of course everyone’s different opinions would get in the way. There would be some people that agree with the speaker or author and there would be some that completely disagree with them. Whether it is 1664 or...
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  • Authority and Kingship in Comedy and Tradgedy
    Compare the representation of Kingship and authority in two plays. One should be 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 a comedic play and a tragic play. It is essential to firstly discuss which characters in each play actually...
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  • Tartuffe - 407 Words
    Wooden1 Tartuffe Moliere’s Tartuffe, displays a hypocritical character who hides behind his so-called pity and uses it as a mask to get his desires. This character, Tartuffe, is a hypocrite who desires money and power and projects a false image. This comedy deals with disguise and religious hypocrisy. Tartuffe claims to be a godly man when in reality he is a manipulative man who uses his piety as a strength to get what he wants. In this story, Tartuffe convinces Orgon and Madame Pernelle that...
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  • Enlightenment Satire Essay - 1398 Words
    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 trying to point out. Hypocrisy is one claiming to have moral or religious believes, but doesn’t really possess it. It’s the act of not practicing what one preaches. Moliere was trying to...
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  • Lie and Story Tartuffe - 419 Words
    Brenda Duran Honors English Mr. Carpenter Per. 2 Tartuffe In the story Tartuffe by Moliere, the audience can view many foil characters. It seems as if every character had a foil, meaning opposite character. The two foils that most stood out were Tartuffe and Cleante. These characters show completely different personalities and everything about them is actually the opposite. One is a hypocrite about religion and the other one...
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  • Essay on Tartuffe - 3606 Words
    Tartuffe - Final Version Reflective Introduction After examining the drama Tartuffe, my intentions were to contemplate in a comparative manner the cultural and theatrical context of when the play first appeared against the backdrop of the social norms that we experience today. Furthermore, I was to compare the various aspects of the play while determining a unique perspective as to how the typical American audience would classify or judge the play. In order to gain insight with more depth as...
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  • The History of Comedy - 919 Words
    The History of Comedy. From Old Greek to the Present Day What does Comedy mean? In old Greek times comedy was a village festival where people came together and sang, there were jesters to entertain the audiences. The Greeks created theatre; comedy soon followed which to the present day is known as ‘old comedy’. Old comedy is seen as very political, meaning that the...
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  • Jean Baptiste Lully - 1438 Words
    Jean Baptiste Lully was a prolific composer who is best known for establishing French Opera. (Boynick) Born in Florence on the 28th of November 1632, (Boynick) Giovanni Battista Lulli was a miller's son. (Sadie 2000 pg 166) Lully first arrived in France in March of 1646 (Jean Baptiste Lully) to work as an attendant for a female courtier. (Sadie 2000 pg. 166) "During his six years in her household, Lully, already an expert at the guitar and violin, polished his skills as a performer and...
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  • The Enlightment - 878 Words
    Sydell Mejia Prof. Goulding EN202-21 2/25/10 Importance of Reason The Enlightment age was a very important time period; it started in the eighteen century. This age was also known as the age of reason. Men of this age felt they were "Enlightened" group. They believed they were coming to their senses, educated men of this time thought that the universe was logical, rational, and reasonable, and this could even out a man's modern passions and actions. They had the beliefs that they...
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