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An Analysis of the Tartuff and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn on the Topic of Conflicts With the Society in the Novel by Mark Twain
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Tartuff and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Conflicts with Society Society has caused some books to be banned and others to be praised Society as a theme has always been controversial because it usually portrays people of high rank in society as either evil or heroic In Virgils The Aneid the Roman society is portrayed as heroic and the book was put on a pedestal for it In other stories such as Tartuffe and the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn the view of society has not been so kind In both of these stories the characters struggle against society In Tartuffe the main characters fight against Tartuffe the man that represents all that is wrong with society Huckleberry Finn on the other hand is constantly running away from society which constrains him and forces him to actually believe that he is evil because he chooses to go against it In the two controversial stories Tartuffe and the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn the characters are caught in a struggle with society and are forced to follow their instincts that defy what society tells them to do In Molieres play Tartuffe Orgon the head of the household is infatuated with a man named Tartuffe Tartuffe is a man who claims to be deeply religious but only does this to take advantage of people like Orgon Orgon believes that Tartuffe is his guide to salvation He does not see through Tartuffes mask but buys into it and bequeaths all he owns to him Orgons family is the group of characters caught in the struggle with Tartuffe and hence society Orgons family includes his wife Elmire his son Damis his Smith 2 daughter Maryine his mother Madam Parnel Dorine the ladys maid and Cleante his wifes brother This group sees through Tartuffe and constantly fights against him In response to their struggles Orgons blindness to Tartuffe only increases To flatter Tartuffe Orgon tries to promise his daughter Mariane
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