• Molier wrote about the human people, and how they didn't change over the course of their lives. He wrote about people to expose the rediculusness of people. • All of his plays end with the resolution of Deux ex Machina. o In Tartuff the king was Deus Ex machina. o Molier was sponsered by the king, so he was always making him look good in his plays. o It is making fun of Tartuff because he is a pious nut that was really trying to take peoples money/property. However since it was making fun of the pious people, the Catholic Religon shut down the play. o Because the Pope was the highest power in the country, they kept it shut down for a while. • France was primarly catholic, so the King still had to listen to the Catholic Religon. o Therefore, Tartuff was banned. • Most of Moliers plays were banned at the beginning
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Deus ex machina, Molier, Deus Ex machina., tartuff