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In Molieres comedy Tartuffe we are introduced to the family of Orgon Orgon is a wealthy man with a beautiful daughter named Mariane Valere is a man in love with Mariane but the hypocrite Tartuffe gets in the way through manipulation Throughout the play Orgon is totally dedicated and won over by Tartuffe who adds to the comedy of it all Throughout Tartuffe continues to be obviously villainous and yet Orgon continues to trust him with his most precious possessions Also comical is the fact that Mariane and Valere are in love but this continues to be foiled by Tartuffes greed and Orgons stupidity In the end Orgon finally discovers that Tartuffe is a fraud but not before he signs all he owns over to him The comic devices in this story are evident throughout First many of the scenes in the play are comical just in the storyline In scene four Orgon has a conversation with Dorine about the days events Dorine tells Orgon of all the trials and tribulations of the day With each description Orgon asks about Tartuffe who is perfectly fine and celebrated with each bad occurrence Orgon seems to just ignore all the bad news and only be concerned with Tartuffes well being This scene becomes even more comical with Dorine following up with a statement about telling Orgons wife about his keen concern This sarcasm adds to the comedy The play really becomes comical in scene one of the second act It is here that Orgon actually asks his daughter Mariane to marry Tartuffe Mariane thinks her father is kidding and even Dorine feels it must be a hoax Dorine even kids that Mariane deserves to be tartuffified Dorine however dead set against Tartuffe continues to work to get Mariane together with Valere against the wishes of OrgonThe comedy continues as we are given an up close and personal view of Tartuffe In scene two of act three Tartuffe
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