AuthorName: Jean-Baptiste Moliere
Age Range: 30s - Early, 30s - Late, 40s - Early, 40s - Late
Dialects: Standard American, Standard English
Rating: Suitable for all ages
Copyright Status: Public domain
In trying to trick him, Elmire has just told Tartuffe that she lusts after him in return and that is why she doesn't want Tartuffe to marry Mariane. In this monologue, Tartuffe tells Elmire that while her words are sweet to hear, he cannot believe her until she has performed an act that confirms her lustful feelings for him.