Laurel and Emily. Author: Moliere. Date of Original Publication: 1664. Notable Facts. : The original title of the play is "Tartuffe, . ou. , . I'Imposter. . (Tartuffe the Imposter). The conflict in this play was all stirred up by Tartuffe, who was admired so much by a nobleman, . ID: 515722
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Laurel and EmilySlide2
Date of Original Publication: 1664
: The original title of the play is "Tartuffe,
. (Tartuffe the Imposter)Slide3
The conflict in this play was all stirred up by Tartuffe, who was admired so much by a nobleman, Orgon, who set up his daughter to marry Tartuffe, and causes a lot of problems, all centered around Tartuffe.
Significance of TitleSlide4
The time and place in which the actions occur is in 1669 in Paris, specifically at Orgons's House.
That you follow your heart and trust your own instincts.
A nobleman, Orgon, has become enamored with a fraud religious man, Tartuffe, and tells his daughter that she should brake off her engagement with her fiance and marry Tartuffe.Tartuffe attempts to seduce Orgon's wife, Elmire, who shuts him down. Tartuffe is made the heir to Orgon's fortune. Elmire decides to show Orgonthe truth about Tartuffe, and when he does he confronts Tartuffe, who runs off with some incriminating documents.Tartuffe shows up later, as policeman are there to arrest Orgon, who explains that he has shown the documants to the king who saw right through his ruse, and he gets arrested intsead. Orgon recieves his property back and Mariane and Valere are set to be married.
Madame Pernelle- Orgon's mother, initially enamored with TartuffeOrgon- Elmire's husband, comes under the influence of TartuffeElmire- Orgon's second wife, a strong, rational womanDamis- Orgon's son, Elmire's stepson, eager to pick a fight with TartuffeMariane- Orgon's daughter, Elmie's step daughter, in love with ValereValere- in love with MarianeCleante- Orgon's brother in law, a wise man and a "wise guy"Tartuffe- a religious hypocrite who works his way into Orgon's confidence and then betrays himDorine- Mariane's lady's maid, very sassyMonsieur Loyal- a baliff who serves Orgon's Eviction papersFlipote- Madame Pernelle's maid
"Yes, and this very night, d'you understand? I shall defy you all and make it clear that I'm the one who gives the orders have come wretch, kneel down and clasp this blessed feet, ad ask his pardon for your black deceit." -Orgon (page 64)This is important because Orgon is saying how he is going to make his son wed the girl and saying that he has control over everything and everyone.
Quotes and their meaningsSlide9
Appearances can deceive, mys son. Dear me. we cannot always judge by what we see." -Madame Pernelle (page 88)This is important because she is saying how you cant just trust any good-looking, well-dressed person, they can turn out to be awful people who lie and deceive and can damage ou as a person .
Quotes and their meaningsSlide10
Worthiest (pg 30)- deserving effort, attention, or respect.Naught (pg 61)- nothing.Aswarm (pg 40)- crowded; full of moving beings or objects.Maligned (pg 87)- speak about (someone) in a spitefully critical manner.Chaff (pg 16)- worthless things; trash.Engender (pg 18)- cause or give rise to (a feeling, situation, or condition).Oracular (pg 18)- of or relating to an oracle.Knaves (pg 25)- a dishonest or unscrupulous man.
Orgon has taken in and has been taken in by Tartuffe, a fraud who is pretending o be holy and religious, but most of the family and other characters see right through him (except Orgon and his mother). Orgon is so enamored with him that he tells his daughter, Mariane, to break off her engagement with her fiance, valere, and marry Tartuffe. Orgon also makes him the heir to his fortune.
Emily: I really enjoyed how the characters were designed and how there was character development through out the play. Just the overall theme of the play was very funny and witty and I enjoyed it.Laurel: I found the way the script to be written a little difficult, however, I enjoyed the fun and wittiness of the play overall.