Glossary of Tartuffe
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- What are the characteristics of the Comedy?
- slapstick humor
Orgon as the protagonist
Both versions are accurate to work of art!
- What message do we get at the end of the play?
- Conservative note - order prevailed through the authority of the king.
Church felt mocked
Validation (avoid identification with human mistakes) because of the reestablishment of hierarchy
- What consists a political parabol?
- Break the archetype of the traditional trickster, because he doesn't escape.
The leader focused on God, family, future (king, Orgon, Valiere)
- How can the ideas of Foucault be applied to the play?
- Everybody has a place, and chaos (trickster) is to be "Discipline and Punish" (Foucault)
- What is the social structure in Tartuffe?
- The king involves all society, at the top organizing it.
- What influence does the Enlightment have on the play?
- The force over the trickster is rationality. Orgon realized that he was immoderate, blind faithed, used jargons and use Christ's saying principles to his own self-interests (critique to church)
- What effect does the end Deus ex machina have?
- Stop the feeling of gullibility on public, re-state order in society
- What is the similarity of the ending in Tartuffe and Lysistrata?
- In both cases, the re-establishment of order created a happy ending.
- How does the tune of the performance affect the understanding of the play?
- Tragedy - tartuffe as the protagonist, type of a hero, Elmire holds certain sexual attraction to Tartuffe, the rhyme sing song aspect of the text was broken, play solemn (dark stage), seductive aspect
- What is the origin of the archetype of a trickster?
- beginner of integration into society
- What is the function of the trickster?
- mostly surrounded by laughter, but teaches consequences for not abiding order
- What example do we have in the Bible?
- The snake and Eve
- What roles does a trickster play?
- the role of creator and destroyer, he cannot control his actions, causing both good and evil
- Characteristics of a trickster
- no values or morals, deviant behavior,
impulsive, blind (short-sighted),
self-centered, repetition (no learning)
unintegrated (no responsibility over
actions), scatologic humor (baixo)
- What archetypes do we find in Lucy's story?
- Passion (Peter) Duty (David) Will
(wisdom) Morals (michael)
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