Orgon the Good, Or Orgon the Bad

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In the beginning of Moliere’s play Tartuffe, the character Orgon is very distasteful, but changes by the end of the play and becomes more amiable. The character Orgon, in the beginning, is exceedingly stern. For example, in the beginning of the play, Orgon takes a man into his home, to which he believes is pious in every way. This man is Tartuffe, who deceives Orgon and Madame Pernelle into thinking he is a heavenly …

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…first has all his trust and faith in Tartuffe. Tartuffe deceives Orgon into believing that he really is a pious man when instead he had evil intentions. Orgon believes his holy friend so boldly that he wouldn’t even listen to his family, until that he saw for himself that Tartuffe truly did deceive him. After Orgon finds that Tartuffe has been misleading, Orgon’s good, fatherly nature comes out, and shows his good side.