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No New Taxes Though we know the story of Tartuffe written by Moliere to be one concerning a holy presumably pious man we also know it to be a story that depicts a man of great hypocrisy He is a man who tells people what they wish to hear for the most part and then does just as he sees fit to enable him to gain what it is he desires We see this throughout the entire play Now throughout time there have always been men in power who are incredibly hypocritical all in the name of obtaining what they desire It matters not what the desire is they simply do what is necessary to obtain their wants In the following paper we illustrate how ex-President Bush is not at all unlike Tartuffe in that he often told the public one thing and yet secretly endeavored to do something else He was in many ways a man of inconsistencies who fooled much of the country into thinking he was someone he was not just like Tartuffe We see Tartuffe first through the eyes of those around him For several acts we do not hear him or see him at all But what we see and hear gives us information which illustrates him to be a powerful and pious man He is seen as desirable and seen as someone quite worthy and powerful We see this in the contemplated marriage Mister Tartuffe sure take it all in allIs not a man to sneeze at--oh by no meansTis no small luck to be his happy spouseThe whole world joins to sing his praise alreadyHes noble--in his parish handsome too Now we can imagine that this is the same perception people would hold towards someone such as Bush before and after presidency He was considered to be a fairly kind and handsome man with at least
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