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by Molière

Tartuffe Act 4, Scene 4 Summary

  • Elmire pulls up a table and tells Orgon to get underneath.
  • He's a little confused by the whole thing, but he eventually consents.
  • Elmire warns him that things are going to get a little bit weird, a bit shocking maybe, but that it's all an act. She's going to do her best to encourage Tartuffe, to fan the flames of his lust, as it were. You have the right to stop things whenever you've seen enough, she says, but before she can finish telling him…

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