Moliere Essay

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  • Essay about Moliere

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    Moliere is undoubtedly one of the most interesting and famous French writers ever. His comedic plays capture the reader with a a perfect blend of intelligent and slap stick jokes. He mastered the "strange enterprise of amusing decent people"(Guicharnaud, 2) with this simple philosophy: "Nothing is more effective(in making people laugh) then holding up the mirror to nature."(Guicharnaud, 21) Jean-Baptiste Poquelin was born in Paris on January 15, 1662. His father and Mother where both

  • Themes of Hipocrisy in ‘Tartuffe’ by Moliere

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    Hypocrisy’ as a common theme throughout literature has often been advocated by the author’s use of concealing the true characteristics or meaning of the character. ‘Tartuffe’ by Moliere is an amazing neo-classical drama, where it portrays the contradictory relationship between appearance and reality in terms of hypocrisy. In one hand, Tartuffe, the religious hypocrite, who always wears a false mask of untrue righteousness to deceive others around him, on the other hand in reality he turns out to

  • The Voice of Reason in Tartuffe by Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere

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    Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere wrote Tartuffe during the beginning of the Age of Enlightenment. One of the main characteristics of the Age of Enlightenment was a push towards using reason over emotions to make decisions. The leaders of the enlightenment truly believed that the world could be made a better place if people did this. In Tartuffe, when the characters use their emotions to make their decisions they find themselves in undesirable situations. While those who let their emotions rule them

  • Tartuffe : Status And Gender Roles In Moliere

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    Authors include aspects into their writing from both their life experience and global inspiration. Culture is one of the major factors that authors embed into their writing to interest the reader and engage them. Moliere uses both major and minor characters in his French dramatic novel, Tartuffe, to portray France in the 1600s through status and gender roles. In the early 1600s, France’s social status was divided into three estates; the first estate, the second estate, and the third estate. The

  • Summary Of Tartuffe And The Love Suicides At Amijima By Moliere

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    uncertainty. Society in this period worked by the means of well-defined codes of behavior. Religion during this period was still very important to many people. Moliere’s “Tartuffe” is a great illustration on how religion affected people at that time. Moliere was very brave to write this story based on how the Catholic Church was influencing and blinding people. Women also played a huge part of the enlightenment period and society during this time. Women of the upper classes occupied an important place

  • Moliere 's Tartuffe By William Moliere

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    instead of passion. Moliere’s “Tartuffe” was written to challenge the dominant political and religious views of its time. The Catholic church viewed Moliere’s “Tartuffe” as a threat to their faith and banned the play from being performed in public. Moliere became one of the great Enlightenment thinkers because of his willingness to speak out against the large corrupt institutions that many people did not have the courage to question. Marcel Gutwirth states, “Who is Tartuffe? Who is the wretch come

  • Criticism of Religious Hypocrites in Moliere's Tartuffe Essay

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    Criticism of Religious Hypocrites in Tartuffe           Moliere rocked the 17th century French world with his comedy "Tartuffe" in 1664. Although, religious factions kept the play banned from theatres from 1664-1669, "Tartuffe" emerged from the controversy as one of the all-time great comedies. Tartuffe is a convincing religious hypocrite. He is a parasite who is sucking Orgon, the rich trusting father, for all he is worth. Orgon does not realize that Tartuffe is a phony, and caters to his

  • Passion And Passion In Tartuffe : A Passion For Reason

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    the idea of religion can be a point of contention, in the past centuries it was a center of all human interaction. Moliere introduces a new outlook on religion in his published 1669 play Tartuffe. Following the household of Orgon and their interactions with a con-man, Tartuffe, disguised as a holy man. Orgon himself is completely oblivious to Tartuffe’s true nature (Gainor 539). Moliere uses this play as commentary on the society he finds himself in, 17th century France. A time between the Renaissance

  • Tartuffe Hypocrisy Analysis

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    pious and holy man whose every action is based to please God and follow religion tirelessly. “There has been no loftier soul since time began” claimed Orgon (Molière, 2016). We then realize this man does quite the opposite and “[Tartuffe] has proved his warm and grateful feelings toward [Orgon], it’s with horns he would reward [Orgon]” (Molière, 2016). He uses the mask of being religious to weasel his way into gullible people’s lives such as Orgon, then take full advantage of them and call it holy

  • Essay on Orgon's Incompetence in "Tartuffe"

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    you would least suspect."(Moliere 26). In Elmire and Tartuffe's meeting Damis hiding behind the curtains hears the foul confessions of the holy one's love for Elmire and decides to come our and catch him. Damis tells Orgon of Tartuffe's confessions and the manipulator that Tartuffe is convinces Orgon that is just a plot against him. Orgon as angry as he is makes a stupid mistake "This very day, I'll give to you alone Clear deed and title to everything I own"(Moliere 48). This mistake alone cost