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Essay #1 Unrevised - Justin Joseph Prof. Lawrence 2/8/2005...

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Justin Joseph 2/8/2005 Prof. Lawrence Essay In the play, Tartuffe, Moliere expresses his views on religious society. He does this by making a farce out of the main characters, Tartuffe. Tartuffe most likely symbolizes the negative experiences Moliere had with many men in the religious community. Tartuffe is portrayed as someone who is deceitful and convincing, yet he is revered in the religious community. Moliere also uses other characters, such as Dorine and Cleante, as a vehicle to express his own personal views on religious hypocrisy. Dorine has a clear understanding of how the common religious hypocrite operates. She is not easily swooned by their religious prestige or their charisma. She understands that they hide behind a false façade in order to “camouflage their own transgression” (316). Dorine’s view of Tartuffe is no different from her views of the religious society. Dorine understands that Tartuffe “camouflages his ruses” in order to gain financial control (360). She also understands that Tartuffe’s decision to marry Marianne is extremely critical in
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course PSY 3042 taught by Professor Engle-friedman during the Fall '05 term at CUNY Baruch.

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Essay #1 Unrevised - Justin Joseph Prof. Lawrence 2/8/2005...

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