- 1 Who does Marianne want to marry Tartuffe?
- 2 What does Dorine tell Mariane and Valere about their marriage?
- 3 Who does Mariane desire to marry?
- 4 What does Orgon give to Tartuffe?
- 5 Is Mariane madly in love with Tartuffe?
- 6 What does Valere tell Mariane to do when he finds out that she is to marry Tartuffe?
- 7 Why does Madame Pernelle dislike the house servants?
- 8 Why is Dorine angry with Orgon?
- 9 Why is Dorine angry with Marianne?
- 10 What is cleante’s relationship to Orgon?
- 11 Where does Orgon hide?
- 12 Who does Tartuffe attempt to seduce?
- 13 What is the message of Tartuffe?
- 14 Why is Orgon so fooled by Tartuffe?
Who does Marianne want to marry Tartuffe?
In the first scene, Mariane can barely get a word out of her mouth when Orgon tells her that she’s to marry Tartuffe.
What does Dorine tell Mariane and Valere about their marriage?
After Orgon leaves to recover his composure, Dorine immediately begins to attack Mariane, who did not stand up to her father and openly refuse to marry Tartuffe. Valère interprets this as meaning that she is not seriously opposed to the marriage and then he insultingly advises her to enter into the marriage.
Who does Mariane desire to marry?
Like most characters in this play, Mariane is mainly defined by her love. The person that Mariane is smitten by is Cléante, which is why it comes as devastating news when she finds out that (for financial reasons), she might have to marry Cléante’s father Harpagon.
What does Orgon give to Tartuffe?
He leaps from the closet and confronts Tartuffe. When he tells Orgon – who just happens to walk in – what he’s just seen, Orgon doesn’t believe him. As a result, Orgon disinherits Damis and gives Tartuffe the rights to his whole estate. When Tartuffe arrives, she does her best to “seduce” him.
Is Mariane madly in love with Tartuffe?
The dutiful and docile daughter of Orgon, and stepdaughter of Elmire, Mariane is deeply in love with her betrothed. As the play opens, however, Orgon wishes to break their engagement and marry his daughter to Tartuffe instead.
What does Valere tell Mariane to do when he finds out that she is to marry Tartuffe?
When Valère asks Mariane what she’s going to do, she’s reluctant to tell him. Eventually, she says, she doesn’t know what she’s going to do. Valère, clearly annoyed, tells her to go ahead and marry Tartuffe. Mariane tells him that of course she’ll follow his advice.
Why does Madame Pernelle dislike the house servants?
Why does Madame Pernelle dislike the house servants? They are opinionated and want to give advice. Why is Damis so furious when he hears the way Tartuffe is speaking to Elmire? Tartuffe is romantically advancing on Elmire.
Why is Dorine angry with Orgon?
Dorine mocks Orgon when he is unable to convince Madame Pernelle that Tartuffe is a fraud. Monsieur Loyal threatens to call the police on Dorine when she makes a snide comment.
Why is Dorine angry with Marianne?
Dorine is trying to get her to see that because she doesn’t love him she shouldn’t have to marry him. It is so dismal to Marianne because she does not really love him and therefore she can not see a real life with him.
What is cleante’s relationship to Orgon?
ORGON, husband of Elmire, son of Madame Pernelle, and father of Mariane and Damis, is the central character of the play and comes entirely under the influence of the hypocrite Tartuffe. Yet, whereas Tartuffe is the obvious hypocrite and scoundrel, Orgon is a much more complex character.
Where does Orgon hide?
As Tartuffe is returning, Orgon hides behind Elmire and then immediately accosts Tartuffe and orders him from the house. Tartuffe then reminds Orgon that the house now belongs to him and that Orgon — not Tartuffe — is the one who must leave.
Who does Tartuffe attempt to seduce?
Tartuffe tries to seduce Elmire, but she fends him off and agrees not to tell Orgon about his attempted seduction if Tartuffe promises to let Mariane marry Valere. Damis overhears everything and threatens to reveal Tartuffe’s hypocrisy.
What is the message of Tartuffe?
The main theme of Tartuffe is hypocrisy—pretending to be something one is not or claiming to believe something one does not. Some characters in the play are knowingly hypocrites—Tartuffe, the invisible Laurent, and Monsieur Loyal. Other characters—such as Orgon and his mother—do not recognize their own hypocrisy.
Why is Orgon so fooled by Tartuffe?
Tartuffe is psychologically messing with Orgon’s mind. He confuses Orgon because Tartuffe should not be defending Damis and because he is, that makes Orgon think that Tartuffe is telling the truth and not Damis.