Tartuffe (in French) is a French-language play by French author Moliere. Moliere, a playwright and an actor from France in the 17th Century, was both. He was a playwright and actor in France during the 17th century. Moliere refused to follow the path of his father who was a cabinet maker at the royal court. Tartuffe has been one of France’s most beloved works since its creation in 1664. The play is about piety and hypocrisy. Tartuffe used Orgon’s ignorance to his advantage. Orgon agreed to marry Marianne to Tartuffe even though Mariane had another love. Orgon refused to admit that Tartuffe had been a tragedy for him, despite the family’s efforts to change his mind. Orgon was not able to expel Tartuffe because he did not see him seduce Elmire. Tartuffe wanted to revenge Orgon’s expulsion by making up false charges. This essay discusses the three main reasons why Orgon trusted Tartuffe over anyone else in his family.
Tartuffe’s claim of piety is the first. Orgon could be convinced that Tartuffe is a good guy by praying in the church. He went to the church and prayed. He painted everyone’s eye with his genuine friendship. He was sighing a lot, and he would sometimes cry with the voice of the abduction. Then he would bend and accept the earth. Worship is only heard by God and those who wish to be seen in temples, churches and streets are hypocrites. The believers do not repent as they do not care about others and only pray to God. Orgon appears to be thinking less than usual because he thought Tartuffe’s tale was not suspicious. He doesn’t find it strange at all that a man who is a god would be interested. He realized he needed assistance when he said, “He lost the fortune he claimed, because of his sole focus on Paradise. His interests were neglected here.” I’m talking about getting the company out of its current situation and helping him to recover his property. Orgon also trusted him because of Tartuffe’s power to pretend
He would probably have braggingly proclaimed his innocence to distract Orgon from Orgon’s claims that Orgon had attempted to seduce Orgon. Tartuffe is a masterful writer. He said: ‘Dear, Son, I’m a treacherous infamous lost murderer thief’. This shows his masterful command. Orgon was impressed by his modest balancing of sins that were not specified. It is clear that Tartuffe wields a strong false religion that can’t be destroyed by just truth.
Orgon’s emotions were the target of Tartuffe’s argument. Tartuffe made Orgon’s alleged girlfriend attack anyone attempting to help Orgon, because he knew Orgon was feeling betrayed by the family. Orgon’s departure was more important than making him believe Tartuffe could be trusted. Tartuffe was gaining more emotional control over him.
Tartuffe’s mastery of deceptions and tricks is the third factor. The evil in Tartuffe’s robe is disguised as piety, ethics and virtue. Orgon liked Tartuffe due to her strong bond with virtue. Orgon also thought that Tartuffe showed his respect for his wife by paying attention and caring about her. Tartuffe was chosen to protect his family as his wife had doubts. Orgon told a grandson that Tartuffe’s interest in his wife was reassuring. She is innocent but very tempting. What does she see? He has never been more horrifying. I am honored that he seems to be very worried’. The distance between reality, and the appearance of things is shown in this section. Tartuffe’s husband is unaware that he is being vigilant towards Elmire, and does not want to seduce Elmire.
Orgon’s trust in Tartuffe is based on many factors. This includes a claim of piety by Tartuffe, who goes to church daily and stands in an area where everyone can see him. Tartuffe uses Orgon’s increasing emotional impact to seduce him and make seductive arguments. Tricks and imagination are used to disguise evil under the guise of goodness. For instance, Orgon accuses his wife for her temptations. Tartuffe can make Orgon believe he’s a good man, but he really is evil.
Moliere ‘Tartuffe’. The Norton Anthology of World Literature is a comprehensive collection of international works. 144-171. 4th Edition, VOL D. New York & London. www.wwnorton.com [Accessed 12 Feb. 2019].