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Tartuffe is a classic story of deceit by one who is trusted and respected Tartuffe the deceitful holy man is living in the house of Oregon Oregon has opened his doors to Tartuffe and he greatly respects him for being the good holy man he was thought to be The rest of the family believe that Tartuffe is a fake and a con Oregon and Madam Parcelle are the two which believe in his holy reputation Tartuffe convinces Oregon that he is an incredible man of great holy stature and Oregon proceeds to sign over to Tartuffe all his possessions Outward Appearances can sometimes be deceiving This is evident in the way Oregon looked at Tartuffe Tartuffe was thought to be a man of great holy influence Oregon thought Tartuffe was a high holy figure who was admirable because of his devotion to God Tartuffe is actually a two- faced con artist who has no interests but that of his own welfare Oregon is blinded by these ideals Tartuffe takes advantage of this blindness and attempts to seduce Oregons wife and con Oregon out of all his possessions Another action by Tartuffe was the first steps of seducing Oregons wife He uses his rosary to pull her in closer In this episode Tartuffe is using a symbol of purity and holiness as a tool of lust and sin At some points hed be eloquent and dignified but at times he would be as if he was going after her There is another aspect to the seduction by Tartuffe of Oregons wife Moliere has Oregon hiding under a table when Tartuffe is trying to physically seduce his wife Oregon had never believed his family that Tartuffe was two faced Oregon seeing with his own eyes what Tartuffe was doing finally believes them This shows that sometimes people dont believe something until they see it with their own eyes Moliere succeeded
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