Molier & Tartuff Notes

Molier & Tartuff Notes - Molier wrote about the human...

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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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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2009 for the course THAR 281 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '07 term at Texas A&M.

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