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The play Tartuffe by Moliere is a work that was created to show peoplea flaw in their human nature There are two characters who portray the mainflaw presented in the play Both Madame Pernelle and Orgon are blinded tothe farces of Tartuffe and must be coaxed into believing the truth The factthat Orgon and Madame Pernelle are too weak to see the truth is the maindriving force throughout the playThe most obvious weakness shared between Orgon and Madame Pernelle isgullibility The trait of gullibility can be seen as a family trait as suggestedin an essay on Tartuffe His mother shares his capacity for self-delusioneven after Tartuffe has been found out We cannot always judge by what wesee Weals Orgon believes because Tartuffe claims to be a man of Godhe should put everything he has into Tartuffes hands He proves howmuch he believes this after Damis tells him that Tartuffe was flirting withElmire From this accusation Orgon replies to Damis I disinherit you anempty purse Is all youll get from me - except my curse III vii 68 Madame Pernelle shows the family trait that she shares with her sonwhen she states Hes a fine man and should be listened toI i44 while speaking of Tartuffe Although they share this trait throughoutthe play Orgons eyes are finally opened at the end of the play whilehis mother is still held by the farce of TartuffeAlthough Tartuffe is portrayed as the main character of the play Orgon isthe character who should really be paid attention to the most As suggestedin an essay on Tartuffe audiences who concentrate on the character whotitles the work may miss the authors point vitriol and spleenvented on one man suggests that Molieres satire of Orgon nevermindTartuffe was steeped in truth Smaje Orgon is the character who representsthe weakness in human nature This weakness is shown throughout the playOrgon is so willing to entrust everything he has into the care of TartuffeHe
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