Analysis Of ' Tartuffe ' And ' Punishment ' By Rabindranath Tagore

870 Words Mar 30th, 2016 4 Pages
Throughout the times of the late 1600’s all the way up to the 1900’s, we have seen many ways how genders have been viewed towards the eyes of society. From taking care of their families to actually working, males and females had different gender statuses in the things they did and participated in. The different roles, perceptions and misperceptions that each gender role-played had a big influence in structuring a particular society and managing how things were being run. In the short play Tartuffe, by Jean-Baptiste Moliere and “Punishment”, by Rabindranath Tagore, we really see how males and females were distinguished; and how each of them were viewed, treated and played into a particular society. Orgon and Mariane from Jean-Baptiste Moliere and Dukhiram and Radha from Punishment are characters that played tremendous roles in their parts, which really showed the perception of the power of the man and the lack of respect a female had during those times. The short play Tartuffe is a play filled with lots of drama, which consists many arguments and disputes between the characters about many different scenarios. Gender Roles had a significant correlation between how the male and female characters were represented and viewed, especially Orgon and Mariane. By looking at the perceptions of each character you really see how both of them were viewed and represented during the times of the 1600’s. Mariane is the daughter of Orgon, who is a very nice girl that is looking to marry…
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