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  • Tartuffe's Passion
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    The Theme of Moliere's Tartuffe: Reason vs. Passion Jean-Baptiste Paquelin Moliere's Tartuffe, is undoubtedly a satirical comedy. In Moliere's description of a satire, he was very direct as to the function and objectives of one are. The function is to correct men's vices, using satire to ridicule them and expose them to public laughter (Moliere, p. 14). Although this satire is making fun of many things in the church and organized religion, which is not the only objective Moliere had in mind. Tar...
  • Conflicts Between Reason And Passion
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    In Moliere's description of a satire, he was very direct as to the function and objectives of ones are. The function is to correct men's problems, using satire to ridicule them and expose them to the public opinion. Although the satire is making fun of many things, things in the church and organized religion. Tartuffe has many themes that reoccur throughout the play. The time period which this piece was written, was know as The Age Of Reason. One of the main ideas and attitudes during this perio...
  • Antony And Cleopatra
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    Cleopatra is by far one of the most interesting characters ever developed by Shakespeare. She is a beautiful woman that has various abilities, however her main strength is her sexuality and the ability to use it in order to dominate the relationship with Antony. (Johnson, p. 83) In order to better understand Cleopatra, it is imperative that we elaborate on how she changed Antony. In Shakespeare Roman tragedy Antony and Cleopatra, we are told the story of two passionate and power-hungry lovers. B...
  • Wilde's Salom
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    Salom: A Wilde Perspective Oscar Wilde had long been fascinated by the Biblical story of Salom, princess of Judea, who danced for King Herod and asked for the head of St John the Baptist in return. So he decided to write down his own version of the tale; however, Wilde's Salom turned out to be something quite special, and not just because it was written in French. The Gospel according to Mark and Matthew According to the Gospels, St John is beheaded on instigation of Herodias, Queen of Judea, wh...
  • Core Origins Of The Latin Passion Play
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    "The Latin Passion Play: Its Origins and Development" Written by Sandro Sticca A book report by Desi Moreno-Person Wednesday, October 27, 1999 Professor Benito Ortolan i Theater History Introduction: The Latin Passion Play: Its Origins and Development by Professor Sandro Sticca (State University of New York Press, 1970) is an engaging account which examines the medieval liturgical ceremonies observing the events in Christ's Passion and traces their continuous change in character from the contemp...

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