Age Range: 20s - Early, 20s - Late, 30s - Early, 30s - Late, 40s - Early, 40s - Late
Dialects: Standard American, Standard English
AuthorName: Jean-Baptiste Moliere
Rating: Suitable for all ages
Copyright Status: Public domain
Prior to this monologue, Mariane's father, Orgon, ordered her to marry Tartuffe instead Valere, 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 shares a plan with Mariane and Valere to prevent a marriage between Mariane and Tartuffe. Dorine tells Mariane that she must agree to marry Tartuffe and then continually postpone the wedding. She tells Valere to speak to his friends about Orgon's behavior so that they might try to talk some sense into him. Before Dorine leaves, she states that she will try to get Elmire and Cleante to take part in this plan.