Tartuffe is primarily influenced by the Enlightenment’s debate of reason versus faith. What makes Moliere’s play so renowned is his implementation of satire to convey the period’s main argument. Obviously, various ideas of the Enlightenment are represented in Tartuffe and are intertwined, but I will be focusing on the satirical effect Orgon has in the play.
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The following essay was submitted by Erika Lloyd to answer the following question. It is from my recent World Literature 1 summer course and provides an example of a solid and thoughtful essay that incorporates lecture and discussion with a firm grasp of the texts considered.
I was struck by the excellent forum discussions from my World Literature 2 Online course this semester. In an effort to help subsequent classes and their endeavors in the forums, I felt it would be beneficial to post an example of a particularly good forum discussion.
I received 15 responses on Tartuffe via Turn It In. Congratulations for those of you who successfully figured out how to submit a response. If you still need assistance, please see me during my office hours.
I have finished evaluating the forums for both of my World Lit sections, and I must say I disappointed. Once again (am I sounding like a broken record, yet?) I’d like to remind you that you cannot receive full credit for a forum unless you post more than once.
Be sure you understand how to write in the forum: that all forums are worth 10 points and that each post in a thread is worth a maximum of 5. What follows is an example of a strong forum post.