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|Orgon||The head of the Parisian household in which the action of Tartuffe takes place, Orgon is a gullible man who is taken in by Tartuffe's apparent piety. Read More|
|Tartuffe||Tartuffe is the hypocrite and imposter after whom the play is named. Read More|
|Cléante||Cléante is Elmire's brother and Orgon's brother-in-law and friend. Read More|
|Dorine||Dorine, Mariane's maid, tries to help Mariane and Valère by exposing Tartuffe for the fake he is. Read More|
|Elmire||Orgon's second wife, Elmire, sees through Tartuffe and tries to get her husband to see the truth. Read More|
|Argas||Sometime before the events of the play, Orgon's friend Argas was exiled and fled Paris, leaving Orgon with some incriminating documents.|
|Damis||Like his father, Orgon, Damis is easily excited, which causes some problems for the conspirators working against Tartuffe.|
|Flipote||Flipote is Madame Pernelle's much abused maid. She suffers in total silence.|
|Laurent||Tartuffe's servant, Laurent, is frequently mentioned as being just as much a thief and a hypocrite as his master. Although he does not appear in the play, he can be felt lurking in the background.|
|Monsieur Loyal||A bailiff who once served Orgon's father and now comes to evict Orgon's family, Monsieur Loyal does not live up to his name.|
|Mariane||Mariane is Orgon's daughter and loves Valère. She is horrified when Orgon decides she must marry Tartuffe.|
|Orante||Orante is a judgmental old woman long past her prime who lives in Orgon's neighborhood. She does not appear in the play, but her opinions make themselves felt nonetheless.|
|Madame Pernelle||Orgon's mother, the self-righteous Madame Pernelle, is just as infatuated with Tartuffe as her son is.|
|Officer||The police officer appears at the last minute on official business from the king. Arriving with Tartuffe, he surprises the con man by arresting him instead of Orgon. While this is bad news for Tartuffe, it's a life-saver for Orgon and his family.|
|Valère||Valère is Mariane's fiancé and tries to make the best of Orgon's decision that she should marry Tartuffe.|