Select one of the “Ideas” questions from the bottom and write a well-developed essay that answers the question using examples from the text of the play. Use MLA documentation for in-text citations and Works Cited page. Write 600-1000 (6-10 paragraphs) or 3-5 pages of text.
1. What does Orgon see in Tartuffe? Might this happen today? 2. What “idea” role does Cléante play in this comedy? 3. What does the Mariane-Valère relationship have to do with power? 4. According to Emire, how should a woman behave when a man makes unwanted advances? 5. What does Molière ridicule in this play? 6. Was this play banned? Who was offended by this play? 7. Is Molière too harsh on religion in this play? 8. Does this comedy “play” in Houston in this century? 9. Does this play apply (does it instruct)? 10. Does this play entertain?