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Shvoong Home>Books>Classic Literature>Tartuffe or the impostor Review

Tartuffe or the impostor

Book Review   by:Josephineamelie     Original Author: Moliere
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This abstract was translated from Tartuffe ou l''Imposteur
 
To discover or read again traditional is always a great happiness.Most astonishing is that this play of Jean-Baptist Poquelin de Molière did not take a wrinkle![BR] To benefit from the generosity of an easy man, Orgon, a tatterdemalion , Tartuffe the hypocrite,pretends to be an excessively pious person.[BR]He pretends so well near the host that he lives under[BR]his roof, eats at his table and will be even soon the son-in-law of his host, in spite of the protests of the girl who likes another man.[BR] But here, the false excessively pious person is in love with Elmire, his host''s wife. And the flesh is weak! To prove to her husband the true nature of Tartuffe the hypocrite, Orgon''s wife forces him to hide under a table before calling Tartuffe.[BR]Then as she suggests she''s not indifferent to his charms, Tartuffe cannot anymore and begs the one that makes his heart beat to give him a kiss in pledge of her love. Faced with Elmire''s hesitations the impostor lowers his guard and does not hesitate to treat Orgon as an idiot. [BR] This part written in rigorously traditional verses is read with pleasure. And the intrigue hasn''t got anything incredible, even in 2007!!!
Published: October 20, 2007   
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