Discuss the concept of masks as it applies to Tartuffe in Moliere’s play Tartuffe.

Discuss the concept of masks as it applies to Tartuffe in Moliere’s play Tartuffe.

Discuss the concept of masks as it applies to Tartuffe in Moliere’s play Tartuffe.

Discuss the concept of masks as it applies to Tartuffe in Moliere’s play Tartuffe.

The psychological concept of masks asserts that masks are personas that individuals invent to engage in certain roles in society in such a way that one situation may be approached with one type of persona while another situation may be approached with a different type of persona. The objective–whether it be conscious or unconscious–is to protect the authentic personality behind the mask, an authentic self that may or may not reveal itself at all.Applying this concept to Tartuffe in Moliere’s play Tartuffe points out that masks can be consciously donned as a means to counterfeit a persona for purposes of manipulating other individuals to selfish ends. Tartuffe certainly hid his true personality–and his intents, sensibilities and motives–behind a mask when he ingratiated himself with Orgon. Tartuffe presented a mask of persona that was designed to cast him in a religiously pious role as a noble soul who was worthy of marriage to the fair daughter of the house. In reality, his desire was to manipulate, betray and swindle the family.
Discuss the concept of masks as it applies to Tartuffe in Moliere’s play Tartuffe.
Discuss the concept of masks as it applies to Tartuffe in Moliere’s play Tartuffe.
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Discuss the concept of masks as it applies to Tartuffe in Moliere’s play Tartuffe.
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