Rating: Suitable for all ages
Copyright Status: Public domain
Age Range: 20s - Early, 20s - Late, 30s - Early, 30s - Late, 40s - Early, 40s - Late
Dialects: Standard American, Standard English
Prior to this monologue, Mariane's father, Orgon, ordered her to marry Tartuffe instead of the man she loves. Everyone in the family, except Orgon and his mother, believe that Tartuffe is a con-artist only pretending to be a devout man of God. In this monologue, Dorine (the maid) is using reverse psychology with Mariane to coerce her to stand up to her father so that she does not have to marry Tartuffe.
AuthorName: Jean-Baptiste Moliere