He wrote the story Tartuffe to speak to the hypocrites even more than the religious saints. Moliere presents Tartuffe as having too much pride and greed. Dorine explains that even “evil” has taken over Tartuffe’s life. According to Dorine, “Tartuffe hands Orgon money. They are not even loans.
Orgon at some point appeared to be telling Cleante of how her heart had surrendered to Tartuffe just Orgon himself. Orgon further goes to tell Cleante of a story how he met Tartuffe at a church and what he did for him. For example Orgon says to Cleante how Tartuffe would offer him holy water while at the door. Furthermore, religion is seen as a huge factor as to why Orgon trusts Tartuffe so much.
Orgon chose to trust Tartuffe more than his own family, to the point where he would give his property to Tartuffe just to retaliate against his family. Tartuffe scams Orgon of his inheritance, yet Orgon is unable to see this. Additionally, Orgon, still blinded by Tartuffe’s supposed piety, later forces his own daughter Mariane to marry Tartuffe, in a desperate attempt
During the moments where Tartuffe reveals his true intentions, he retains his religious rhetoric. Tartuffe does this when he intends to be involved with Elmire, when he does not allow Damis to return, when he brings the household under his ownership, and finally when Tartuffe attempts to have Orgon arrested. In each of these scenarios, Tartuffe defends his actions with his religious speak even after his mask of being a simple, pious beggar was ripped away. For example, when Tartuffe threatens the family with his newfound mastery of the estate, he mentions how he would punish them for attempting to kick him out, and how he had a way “of avenging [the] affront to Heaven” in order to cause the family regret trying to get him to leave (77). As Tartuffe comes closer to nearly conning the family, he becomes more unrestrained and acts invincible as though he got away with his plan before its completion.
In this play, Tartuffe is explained and described as a religious hypocrite or a “poor man” as stated several times in the fifth scene of act one. Tartuffe being the main character in the entirety of this excerpt, he is a man that is valued and favored by many. Tartuffe is discussed by Orgon, the husband of Elmire, he admires Tartuffe to the point of him being a religious factor in the lives of the people not only in the church, but at home as well. Orgon sees a man who has been ridiculed by many people but does not accept the fact that he is one of the few that highly favors him. “You just don’t see him in the way I do.”
The name of Tartuffe adds fear within people’s hearts, Marcel Gutwirth points out how Tartuffe “appears one day in church and soon draws upon himself the attention of all by the strenuousness of his piety...” (33). Tartuffe introduces the deus ex machina in act five by adding the conspicuous piety and conspicuous gullibility. The fact is Tartuffe claims Orgon’s mindset by portraying his religious side, which is devastating because the bond of Tartuffe and Orgon is disastrous. Tartuffe gets Orgon to promise him Orgon’s daughter’s hand in marriage, destroys the bond of Damis and Orgon, hits on Elmire, and sweet talks Madame Pernelle without Orgon questioning his motives.
In Moliere’s play Tartuffe the protagonist Orgon is being tricked by Tartuffe. Cleante, Orgon’s brother, offers Orgon sound advice through the entire play. Cleante is very level headed and calm about this whole ordeal. Making him one of the two voices of reason within the story. The second voice of reason is Dorine a servant.
1. The character that best illustrates this concept would be Orgon by showing us what not to do. He was infatuated by Tartuffe because of his religious faith. When Orgon seen Tartuffe, he was kneeling down praying and kissing the ground and when Orgon was leaving Tartuffe ran to give him some holy water. Orgon was so impressed by this man Orgon says a voice in his head said “Just bring him home with you,” (1.5.57).
When Moliere wrote the play Tartuffe, he was clearly focused on religious themes. However it may seem, it is important to understand that Moliere’s work means to unmask the dangers of hypocrisy, not to ridicule religion itself. In the play Tartuffe, the man of a well to do family, named Orgon, is deceived by a self -proclaimed “holy man.” So much so that he neglects his entire family and ignores one major and perhaps obvious fact: that Tartuffe, whom the play is named after, is a complete fraud. Tartuffe represents everything wrong with religion and turns out to be a terrible influence on Orgon.
Orgon is blinded by his admiration of Tartuffe. Without Orgon seeing for himself, he would never believe that Tartuffe could have deceived him. Moliere makes Tartuffe betrays others by his remarkable gestures of humiliation and aid. Moliere uses satire to emphasize the truth about Tartuffe’s lust for Elmire.
She uses Tartuffe’s lust for her as an advantage. Orgon refuses to believe anyone unless he has physical proof. Elmire uses deception to bring Tartuffe’s downfall and succeeds. Orgon refuses to listen to any of the men, but this time it is woman who uncovers the truth. During this century woman were still considered inferior than men, however Elmire contradicts that.
Othello: A Close Reading This is an analysis of the lines 260-279 of the third scene of the third act of Shakespeare’s Othello. In an attempt to fulfill the incessant need for comfortable dichotomies, societies tend to be divided into two groups: the ‘in-crowd’ and the ‘others’. These strict dualities, constructed upon the inherent need for adversaries, are often as arbitrary as they are false and based on nothing but fear.
The role that King Louis XIV plays in Tartuffe, although not a character himself, affects the whole outcome of the play. King Louis XIV was an absolute monarch and was responsible for restoring order in society. The age of reason, 1660-1805, was a time to restore order while finding humor in those who stray away from order. King Louis was responsible for ensuring the safety and order of the country, and we come to learn that his power spreads much further than suspected. By divine right and being an offstage presence, King Louis XIV has the ability to control and assist everyone, whether it is warranted or not.
Uncontrolled Desire and Its Effects on Character’s Life Ayat Al Roumi Department of English, Faculty of Letters And Human Sciences, Lebanese University Abstract Sex drive is influenced by biological, psychological, and social factors. And if this desire isn’t controlled would lead to a destruction in all his forms.