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Unformatted text preview: is bombarded with Tartuffe's true intentions as Orgon is being forced out of his house and is threatened with arrest if he does not leave immediately. This is the crisis and complication; all of Tartuffe's deceit and lying culminates at this point. However, in a turn of events Tartuffe is arrested when the police officer arrives with Tartuffe. This is the climax of the play, everything is turned around on Tartuffe and Orgon and his family are safe from Tartuffe's trickery. In the play everyone is trying to do what is best for the family. Orgon believes that Tartuffe will be a god influence, Damis and Elmire want Orgon to see Tartuffe for what he really is and Tartuffe want's everything Orgon has, including a family he never had. One good “As If” scene is when Tartuffe is revealing the truth to Orgon. His smug attitude and total dominance over Orgon is as if he is the gloating winner mocking his depressed opponent....
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- Lie, Tartuffe