Passion and Reasoning Analytical Essay by CalDR

Passion and Reasoning
Shows how these elements are presented in plays by Jean Baptiste Moliere and Jean Racine.
# 29665 | 1,138 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Aug 05, 2003 in Literature (French) , English (Analysis) , English (Comparison) , Drama and Theater (General)

$19.95 Buy and instantly download this paper now


Both "Tartuffe" by Jean Baptiste Moliere and "Phaedra" by Jean Racine are plays about passion and the momentary defeat of reason. The paper explores these themes in both plays. It shows that "Tartuffe" is as much a tale of hypocrisy as of passion and a suspension of reason and that "Phaedra" is about a powerful and passionate queen who is mocked by the object of her passion, Hippolytus, her stepson. The paper also uses Saint Thomas of Aquina's "Summa Theologica" for his views on reason.

Cite this Analytical Essay:

APA Format

Passion and Reasoning (2003, August 05) Retrieved July 05, 2020, from

MLA Format

"Passion and Reasoning" 05 August 2003. Web. 05 July. 2020. <>