Running head: ORGONS USE OF POWER ON SOCIAL AND POLITICAL ISSUESOrgons use of Power on Social and Political IssuesStudents Name:Institutional Affiliation1ORGONS USE OF POWER ON SOCIAL AND POLITICAL ISSUES2Orgons use of Power on Social and Political IssuesAccording to the play Tartuffe, Orgon is a middle-class landowner who in the recent civilwar served the king of France well. However, Orgon makes a mistake of putting his trust on thehypocritical and devious Tartuffe. The negative influence by Tartuffe leads to Orgon disowninghis son Damis, bullying his daughter Mariane and neglecting his wife Elmire (Cairncross 1972).Although his wife unveils the depth of Tartuffes trickery to Orgon, the kings decree is the onlyorder that saves the family from the greedy machinations of Tartuffe. Below is an appraisal ofhow scene 5 and 6 reflects on Orgons use of power reflects on both political and social issuesduring enlightenment.Orgons use of Power on Social IssuesAlthough many scenes from the play portray Orgon as a character who could notparticipate successfully in society because he constantly attacked it, scene 5 and 6 appraises hisreligious fanaticism characterized by extravagance and lack of control (Cairncross 1972).Because Orgon once adopted the life of piety, he tries to be the epitome of the pious hence hisabsurd extremes both in deeds and words. Nevertheless, he reverses himself to hate and isdetermined to persecute all th ...
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