17th Century France and French Literature Analytical Essay by Peter Pen

17th Century France and French Literature
An analysis of three 17th century French works: Jean Racine's "Andromache" and Jean Moliere's "Tartuffe" and "The Misanthrope".
# 62115 | 1,044 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2005
Published on Nov 08, 2005 in Literature (French) , English (Analysis) , English (Comparison)

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Through a comparison and contrast of these works, this paper explains how each one reveals a richly layered analysis of 17 century France, its politics, culture and society.

From the Paper:

"Moliere's work is greatly respected and vastly studied by contemporary academia, but in the author's time it was frequently shunned and even banned for its elements of harsh criticism against the religious and social status quo. A satirical work, Tartuffe was found so offensive to its audience that it was banned after its seminal presentation (Slater xviii). Not only did Moliere's exposure of the hypocrisy he observed in his environment, but also his discussion of religious wrong-doings gave the French public-not to mention the French bureaucracy-much to criticize."

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