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In The Misanthrope by Moliere Almost all the characters are a representation of the flaws of old French society As you read through the play you can tell Moliere is just making fun of all the characters but once you get to understand the character of Alceste you can tell that he is the not only the protagonist but also the character that is used to make fun of the aristocratic French society he is like a satirical device Moliere critiques many aspects of this old society but the one he is most sympathetic about are the Salons We understand all this again through the character of Alceste which in comparison has the same mindset about the society as the author Moliere Alceste is a very interesting character and there were many aspects of his character that interested me a lotThroughout the whole play we see Alceste making remarks like I want to be distinguished from the rest to tell the truth a friend to all mankind is not a friend for me or lets leave this jungle All of these obviously are him speaking his mind for example in the first quote he is disagreeing with how people just say stuff to other people to make them feel good with themselves and he disagrees with this because he says a true friend will say the truth about how he feels about he person then the second quote takes place at the end of the play when he is asking Celemine to leave with him because he is tired of all of Society he is tired with society because they are all two faced and no one speaks their mind they only tell people what hey want to hear This was one of the many aspects that interested me of Alcestes character that he is true with everyone whether if its to a friend a woman he loves or a complete
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