Rating: Suitable for all ages
Copyright Status: Public domain
AuthorName: Jean-Baptiste Moliere
Age Range: 40s - Early, 40s - Late, 50s, 60s
Dialects: Standard American, Standard English
Orgon, the man of the house hld is talking to his maid and trynig to convoncve her that the priest Tartuffe is a good man. the comedy comes for the ignorance of Orgon. he worships Tartuffe, who has fooled him while pursuing Orgons wife
In this monologue, Orgon explains to Cleante that he doesn't know Tartuffe at all. He says that Tartuffe is a good and spiritual man. He recounts his first meeting with Tartuffe and how after he had given Tartuffe a donation, he watched Tartuffe turn around and give that same donation to someone poorer than he. Orgon goes on to say that Tartuffe tells him when someone is eying his wife and feels guilty even when he kills a flea.
In this monologue, Orgon laments that even after he was so kind to Tartuffe, Tartuffe still tried to seduce his wife and is now taking all his money.