Essay on Analysis on the French Comedy Tartuffe

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“Tartuffe Reaction Paper”
I watched “Tartuffe”, a comedy by the French author Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, widely known by his stage name Moliere. The characters were so well presented to the audience, we had a great understanding of the purpose of each person in the play. The two characters that impressed me the most were Dorine- the maid, and of course, Tartuffe. The energy that the two have is absolutely incredible, and I think every one of us in the audience received the exact message the cast was sending.
Dorine is quite an outspoken being, which never misses an opportunity to say what she thinks and make sure that people around her know how she feels about something. From the very beginning she reveals her somewhat outlandish character.
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Another example of Dorine’s character taking charge presents itself in Act Two, Scenes Three and Four. After Orgon tells his daughter she would be better off by marrying Tartuffe, Dorine begins to accuse Mariane of not standing up for herself to her father. While poor Mariane’s seeking help and advice from Dorine, she, knowing how important her role in this situation is, lets herself play with Mariane’s head, saying how lovely her life with Tartuffe will be when they wed. Finally, Dorine comes up with another one of her brilliant and witty ideas and suggest that Mariane should keep postponing the wedding instead of going against her father’s will. Again being the wisest person in the family, Dorine predicted that sooner or later Tartuffe’s wicked and vile game will be known to all people.
In a number of the editions of the play, Tartuffe is called “The Impostor” or “The Hypocrite”. In my opinion, Tartuffe is an intelligent, cunning a talented man, who managed to fool a family with all its members without hesitating one bit. His dominance lies in the fact that he can precisely analyze the weaknesses and strengths in people. Therefore, he can easily manipulate them. Tartuffe appeared to me as perfect and flawless man, who never lets emotions get in the way of achieving his goals. However, Moliere humanized Tartuffe by bestowing him with one other flaw, which happened to be lust. In Act Three, Scenes Three and Four, Tartuffe pursued his

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