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Moliere's Tartuffe Essay

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The main reason that Moliere was so popular in France was because of the push in plays with Romanticism themes. Romanticism themes included historic accuracy in settings and costumes. Moliere was excellent at using Romanticism themes. Many of Moliere’s plays, such as Dom Juan are very historically accurate. In the 18th century, people wanted to go and see a play that actually made sense and had a wide range of emotions put into it. Many of Moliere’s plays were able to do this. However as stated earlier, many of the emotions that Moliere had exploited were very controversial. The church realized this and attempted to do everything in their power to put an end to Moliere’s work.
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Another issue in the play Tartuffe is the fact that Orgon’s daughter, Mariane, is in love with Valère and is lined up to marry him. Orgon has a different idea; Orgon wants his daughter Mariane to marry Tartuffe. This is the background to the scene that me and Carly performed. Mariane and the family housemaid Dorine converse about what they feel should happen. Dorine insists Mariane should tell her father how she feels, but Mariane insists Orgon won’t understand. Dorine insists that if Mariane in fact has feelings for Valère that she must “break off this match with Tartuffe”. Mariane eventually does so and tells her father how she feels about Tartuffe, and he basically scolds her and tells her how she is supposed to feel about him. As a result, Dorine advises Mariane to stall her wedding with Tartuffe, and instructs Mariane’s lover Valère to inform the town about Tartuffe being a fraud.
Orgon’s family attempts to catch Tartuffe in the act of being a fraud. Mariane’s sister Elmire agrees to help out, due to the fact that she likes Valère. Mariane persuades her father to hide under a table whilst Elmire attempts to seduce Tartuffe. Elmire instructs Tartuffe to check and see if her husband is anywhere around. As soon as Tartuffe leaves the room, Orgon exits from under the table outraged. Tartuffe is busted, and Orgon is ready to get his revenge. Tartuffe however foolishly tricked Orgon earlier into signing over all of his property in order to “keep tabs on it.” Orgon is well aware of this, and decides to ask the King for help. In Tartuffe’s possession however are documents owned by Orgon that could get him in trouble with the King.
Tartuffe returns later on that evening with a police officer to evict Orgon from his own house. However, the police officer arrests Tartuffe instead. King Louis XIV heard about the injustices going on at Orgon’s household and decides that Tartuffe is in fact the problem. Orgon’s holding of the documents is pardoned by the king, and Orgon declares that Mariane and Valère now have his blessing to get married.
The writer of Tartuffe, Moliere, was born in Paris, France, in 1662. Moliere’s parents send him to school to study law in the year 1641. Attending law school, Moliere met three other writers and formed the theatre company “L’Illustre Theatre”. At age 40 in 1662, Moliere married 19 year old Armonde Bejart. The two had 3 children together. Moliere had died later at the age of 51 in 1673. Moliere had lost his mother at the very young age of 10. He was not very close to his father, who demanded that Moliere studied law. Moliere decided to study theatre instead, and in doing so he decided to change his name (so he wouldn’t put his father’s to shame)....

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