Human Flaws In Tartuffe

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Tartuffe is an excellent example of a neoclassical drama seeing that to be perfect is to be inhuman. Human nature is complete with many flaws and imperfections, same way as represented in the play "Tartuffe", by Moliere. As a result, “Tartuffe” is a really good example to present the basic flaw in human nature. This flaw is shown through two characters of the play, Orgon and Madame Pernelle , the mother of Orgon. These two are blind to the truth regarding Tartuffe and fall victim to his manipulation. The fact that these two lack to see the truth is a basic human flaw not only that, but as well as a major theme of the play. Madame Pernelle and Orgon are incredibly naïve for not seeing the true character of Tartuffe in the same way as the rest…show more content…
In fact, Mariane is really unhappy over the marriage to Tartuffe proposed by her father. She directly does not reject because she is afraid, even though deep inside her heart she wants to, but her only action at the time is to fall at her father’s feet and beg him to change his mind, and let her marry the man she was promised to and loves.
In addition, Tartuffe's appearance is almost destroyed by the son of Orgon, Damis, he doesn't realize Damis is hiding while he is confessing his love for Elmire, the wife of Orgon. But lucky for Tartuffe, Orgon doesn't believe his son, not only that it yells at him but Orgon also voids all of Damis' birthright and gives it to Tartuffe.
However, as the play progresses, Orgon's view of Tartuffe changes after refusing to see the fact that Tartuffe is a hypocrite and won't believe it until he sees it with his own eyes near the end of the play. When he hides himself listen in on the conversation between the two, Tartuffe and Elmire. And later, when Madame Pernelle returns, Orgon tries to tell her about Tartuffe but she won't believe it. Even though Mariane, Elmire, and Damis tell her that he is a fraud, Pernelle still defends Tartuffe and criticizes
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