"Tartuffe" and French Society
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This paper discusses the contemporary society from which Moliere's "Tartuffe" arose during the Age of Reason in 17th century France. This paper explains how under the reign of the Sun King Louis XIV, Parisians promoted Enlightenment values such as rationality, moderation, and order. Social graces, manners and gender roles were also strictly enforced during this period. It examines how Moliere demonstrates all of these Enlightenment values in his play and that the difference between true piety and religious hypocrisy is, of course, the main theme of "Tartuffe".
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