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Overview

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Author

Molière

First Performed

1664

Type

Play

Genre

Comedy, Satire

Perspective and Narrator

As a play Tartuffe has no narrator, but Molière makes his personal perspective clear. He disapproves of Tartuffe's hypocrisy and through his ridicule and irony shines the light of satire on such people within French society.

About the Title

The title of the play, Tartuffe, or the Imposter, is taken from the name of one of the characters—a supposed man of God who delights in the ruin of the family who harbors him. As a result of the play's influence, the French today use the term tartuffe to refer to a hypocrite who fakes excellence, especially religious excellence.

Summary

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