"Tartuffe" and French Society Analytical Essay by CalDR

"Tartuffe" and French Society
An examination of Moliere's play "Tartuffe" and how it was influenced by the French society of the time.
# 29418 | 925 words | 0 sources | 2002 | US
Published on Jul 29, 2003 in Literature (French) , English (Analysis)

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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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