Review of the Comedy "Tartuffe" Analytical Essay by Jay Writtings LLC

Review of the Comedy "Tartuffe"
A review of Moliere's most famous comedy, "Tartuffe".
# 117407 | 1,004 words | 0 sources | 2009 | US
Published on Nov 30, 2009 in Drama and Theater (General)

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This paper summarizes and reviews the comedy "Tartuffe", a play by Moliere. A description of the character Tartuffe is provided and the author explains how Tartuffe posed as a religious man and attempted to swindle Orgon of his possessions and his daughter's hand in marriage. The paper comments on Moliere's technique of leading the audience slowly into the full realization of the effect Tartuffe has had on those around him by setting up a systematic example of the dangers of religious zealotry and the hypocrisy of those who would worship publicly for the benefit of being seen as a pious worshipper.

From the Paper:

"Moliere's Tartuffe is the story of a charlatan named Tartuffe who convinces a man that he is a holy and pious person who can guide him to heavenly reward. Orgon, the man so convinced, invites Tartuffe into his home to live as a guest. He offers Tartuffe the choicest portions of food and the best comforts he has to offer. Orgon's son Damis, his daughter Mariane, and his brother-in-law Cleante see Tartuffe for the fraud he is, and each tries to convince Orgon of the truth. Orgon, however, will not be persuaded until it is too late in the story when he has disowned Damis, and adopted Tartuffe as his heir, granting him deed to the family home where the story takes place."

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