english lit 204

View lecture: Course Introduction and Literature of the Enlightenment

 Reading assignments:

o Read about the Enlightenment period in “The Enlightenment in Europe and the Americas” pp. 3-16.

o Read introduction about Moliere and his writing pp. 53-55.

o Read Tartuffe pp. 56-109.

1. Write and submit a summary of Tartuffle.

2. Describe how the concept of reason was applied during the Enlightenment. How does Tartuffe reflect these ideas?

3. Describe how the character of Tartuffe is symbolic of religious hypocrisy. How do other characters in the play represent how Christians ca fall prey to this?

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