Tartuffe: Moliere

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book, 2 stars

written in the neoclassic period, Moliere resonated the era’s sentiment of letting “reason be your guide.”

Moliere wrote this play as a critique to let people be aware and warned of the hypocrites of religion.  Many people of his time felt that his play was heresy and rejected religion, but in fact rejected hypocrites and drew them out through this satiric play.

There were bland characters like Orgon, who had to ulitmately use reason to believe that Tartuffe was a hypocrite who was using him to get to his wife.   Of course, in that recipe, there are two lovers- the daughter of Orgon who is forced to marry Tartuffe, only to be saved by her mother who pretends to seduce Tartuffe while Orgon hides underneath the table.  Of course in the end, Tartuffe is figured out and reason permits his undoing.  simple huh?

overall, it was was it was…just a play…it wasn’t anything too challenging.

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