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Tartuffe Play Analysis

With Tartuffe, Moliere started initiating to move from the simple structure to the exaggerated ones. His themes were inspired from the French farce that aims at exaggerating the comedy to a long series with the purpose of entertaining an audience and make them inspire of it. Moliere wrote Tartuffe to stand against the hypocrisy and convey the audience to have a concept of transparency, clear thought process and common sense in each stage of their life. Initially, this play was considered negatively and a straight point out religion but later its thorough reading cleared the misconceptions. Moliere’s concern was not to target religion rather; he tried to expose those who take wrong advantages of religion for their personal benefit and cost the innocents.        This play most importantly draws attention to the people’s lack of using common sense. Most parts of the play pay heed to the importance of having a crystal thinking rather than simple thinking because people due to one’s simple thinking take advantages for their private gain. Another thing that is great emphasis has self-control and self-discipline in life. Do not keep extreme behavior and political views in every matter of life. The humour part around which the scenario unfurls, from apparently innocent straightforward belief about religious principle to foreseeable trust in the silly idea that Tartuffe, should be responsible for financial support of his family is a sign that everyone should consider serious and prevent others to take the wrong advantage of them, and people need to keep their views and perception clear inform of others so that no one can take unnecessary advantage. Orgon is unable to evaluate the restrictions that Tartuffe has put on his family. Habitually a sensible man, Orgon becomes fascinated by Tartuffe’s way thus speechless by his talk that he endangers family, riches, societal position, and so much so his morale in the valuation of religion for pacifying the scheming wolf in sheep’s clothing. Moliere, in short, portrayed a picture of risk associated with wrong devotion.

At last, the viewers find Organ guilty of keeping faith on Tartuffe.; he is energetic side by side. During his hypocrisy, he falsely assured that religion had been the reason behind all the disasters that his family faced. Cléante, all in all, recalls Orgon that the main problem is not the religion but those imitators who are falsely portraying religion. Through Cléante’s last sermon, Molière reinforces the legality of proper religious disclosure by the genuine dedication.

Work Cited

“Tartuffe – Critical Evaluation” Critical Survey of Literature for Students Ed. Laurence W. Mazzeno., Inc. 2010 8 May 2017 <>




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