Rating: Suitable for all ages
Copyright Status: Public domain
Prior to this monologue, Tartuffe proposed to Orgon's wife that they have an affair. Damis, who was hiding in the closet, heard the whole thing and told Orgon what Tartuffe did. In this monologue, Tartuffe speaks first to Orgon and then to Damis. He piously tells Orgon that he is indeed a sinful creature and will gladly take on the burden of any accusation that comes his way. He tells Damis not only to accuse him of trying to seduce Orgon's wife, but treason, theft, and homicide as well.
AuthorName: Jean-Baptiste Moliere
Age Range: 30s - Early, 30s - Late, 40s - Early, 40s - Late
Dialects: Standard American, Standard English