Appearance and Deception in Tartuffe
...Appearance and Deception in Tartuffe Some of the religious and virtuous people are actually the worst liars andhypocrites. They pretend to be who they are not, in order to deceive people and get something from them. This is the main goal of Tartuffe in a play that has his name, written by Moliere. Tartuffe pretends to be a pious man, a ruse that enables him to manipulate people like Orgon and Madame Pernelle. However, others like Damis, Dorine, and Cleante are not deceived. They see beyond Tartuffe’s appearance and believe that he is an expert hypocrite, although they have difficulty in convincing Orgon in seeing the truth, until he sees the truth with his own eyes. This paper analyzes... April 22,...