Study Guide

Tartuffe Act 1, Scene 3

By Molière

Act 1, Scene 3

  • Elmire, Mariane, and Damis come back, looking worn out. They've been getting another lecture from Madame Pernelle.
  • Elmire has seen Orgon coming, and she decides to head upstairs.
  • Cléante agrees to have a chat with him, and promises to bring up the question of Mariane's upcoming marriage to Valère – he wants to make sure he can marry Valère's sister once all is said and done.